Startup Canada announces 2018 Atlantic regional award winners

By Startup Canada Staff

Industry association Startup Canada honoured nine entrepreneurs, businesses, and support organizations from across Atlantic Canada on Thursday night, as part of its fifth annual Startup Canada awards.

The winners of the awards, which celebrate achievements in Canada’s entrepreneurship and innovation community, were announced in Miramichi, New Brunswick, at a ceremony attended by leading Canadian investors, innovators, and anchor company executives.

“Congratulations to the 2018 winners of the Startup Canada Awards,” said Startup Canada co-founder and CEO Victoria Lennox said in a June 7 statement. “These winners represent the very essence of entrepreneurship. We are proud to celebrate their success with Canadians and our partners around the world.”

Like its predecessors, the awards show was streamed on Facebook and can be viewed below.

Also like their B.C. and prairies counterparts, the Atlantic regional winners are now being evaluated by Startup Canada’s National Adjudication Committee, composed of leading Canadian entrepreneurship and industry experts.

The national winners will be celebrated at the Startup Canada Awards Grand Finale in Ottawa on October 18, 2017 following Startup Canada Day on the Hill, Startup Canada’s annual national entrepreneurship event.

The full list of 2018 Atlantic Regional Award winners are below.

Entrepreneur’s Choice Award: Hannah Bell, member of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown/Parkdale (Charlottetown, PEI)

Entrepreneur Promotion Award: Cynthia Dorrington, President of Vale & Associates human resource management and consulting (Halifax, NS)

Entrepreneur Support Award: The Ville Cooperative community centre (Fredericton, NB)

Global Entrepreneurship Award: Boss Gibson Oyster Company (Moncton, NB)

Innovation Award: ProcedureFlow cloud-based knowledge management software (Saint John, NB)

Social Enterprise Award: Plato Testing, a network of Aboriginal software testers across Canada (Fredericton, NB)

High-Growth Award: TruLeaf Smart Plant System (subsidiary Goodleaf was nominated for an ITWC Digital Transformation Award last year) (Halifax, NS)

Woman Entrepreneur Award: Dawn Jutla, CEO and president of Peer Ledger, which bills itself as “blockchain for responsible supply chains” (Halifax, NS)

Young Entrepreneur Award: Cameron Ritchie, Founder and CEO of HomeWurk, a student-centric odd jobs app (Fredericton, NB)

Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Lisa Williams, CEO of long term care provider Unicare Home Health Care Inc. (Miramichi, NB) parent ITWC is a media sponsor of the Startup Canada Awards.

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