Startup of the Year

The year's most exceptional startup

VC Firm of the Year

The most outstanding venture capital firm this year

Angel Investor of the Year

The most impressive angel investor this year

Employer of the Year

The year's most highly regarded employer

New Startup

A groundbreaking startup, founded in 2016

Social Impact

The year's most impactful startup


Breakout hardware product of the year

Technology Innovation

Most innovative technology solution or product

Enterprise Transformation

Big companies making big changes

Mobile App

The top mobile app experience

Voting for the 2016 Canadian Startup Awards is now closed. The winners will be announced at an exclusive awards gala on March 2nd at Steam Whistle Brewing in Toronto.

Join the winners, finalists and industry insiders at the official Canadian Startup Awards After-party!

Past Winners

Mallorie Brodie  & Lauren Lake

2015 Entrepreneur of the Year
Mallorie Brodie & Lauren Lake, Bridgit

Stewart Butterfield

2014 Entrepreneur of the Year
Stewart Butterfield, Slack

Tobias Lütke

2013 Entrepreneur of the Year
Tobias Lütke, Shopify

Ryan Holmes

2012 Entrepreneur of the Year
Ryan Holmes, Hootsuite

Startup of the Year
  • 2015 - Grow
  • 2014 - VarageSale
  • 2013 - Thalmic Labs
  • 2012 - Indochino
  • 2011 - Wattpad
VC Firm of the Year
  • 2015 - Real Ventures
  • 2014 - OMERS Ventures
  • 2013 - BDC
  • 2012 - iNovia Capital
  • 2011 - Real Ventures
Angel of the Year
  • 2015 - Shafin Diamond Tejani
  • 2014 - Dan Debow
  • 2013 - Greg Peet
  • 2012 - Dan Martell
  • 2011 - Gerry Pond
Employer of the Year
  • 2015 - EventMobi
  • 2014 - Shopify
  • 2013 - Hootsuite


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