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After six weeks of nominations and voting, the 2013 Canadian Startup Awards boils down to this one moment. The winners. This year we received nearly 36,000 votes, fully doubling the number of votes from last year’s awards. And new to this year, we’re including the percentage of votes that our winners and runners up earned.

We want to thank all of our readers—from the voters to the startups and the entrepreneurs and investors who power them—for making Canada’s startup community so vibrant and innovative. And now, the winners:

 

STARTUP of THE YEAR 2013

WINNER: Thalmic Labs (40%)

Runners up: Vidyard (34%), Frank & Oak (10%)

 

ENTREPRENEUR of THE YEAR 2013

WINNER: Tobias Lütke of Shopify (48%)

Runner up: Jack Newton, Clio (27%)

 

ACCELERATOR GRADUATE of THE YEAR 2013

WINNER: Playerize (22%)

Runners up: Bridgit (20%), ePact (16%)

 

ANGEL of THE YEAR 2013

WINNER: Greg Peet (40%)

Runner up: Jevon MacDonald (30%)

 

VENTURE CAPITAL FIRM of THE YEAR 2013

WINNER: BDC Venture Capital (40%)

Runner up: Omers Ventures (31%)

 

EMPLOYER of THE YEAR 2013

WINNER: HootSuite (39%)

Runner up: Shopify (33%)