By Startup Canada Staff

Industry association Startup Canada named nine B.C.-based entrepreneurs, businesses and support organizations as winners of its fifth annual Startup Canada Awards on Wednesday.

The winners of the organization’s B.C. regional awards, which celebrate outstanding achievements in British Columbia’s entrepreneurship and innovation community, were announced at a ceremony in Vancouver attended by leading Canadian investors, innovators, and executives.

“Congratulations to the 2018 winners of the Startup Canada Awards!” Startup Canada co-founder and CEO Victoria Lennox said in a May 30 statement. “These winners represent the very essence of entrepreneurship. We are proud to celebrate their success with Canadians and our partners around the world.”

You can watch a recorded stream of the ceremony on Facebook Live here.

The regional winners are now being evaluated by the 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 B.C. regional winners are below.

Entrepreneur’s Choice Award: The Raise Collective founders Jill Earthy, Katrina Carroll-Foster, Genevieve Pinto, and Sana Kapadia (Vancouver, BC)

Entrepreneur Promotion Award: LIFT Startups founder and CEO Hans Peter Meyer (Comox Valley, BC)

Entrepreneur Support Award: Volition Advisors (Vancouver, BC)

Global Entrepreneurship Award: Trulioo (Vancouver, BC)

Innovation Award: Hyperlight Systems (Vancouver, BC)

Social Enterprise Award: Abeego (Victoria, BC)

High-Growth Award: Bench (Vancouver, BC)

Woman Entrepreneur Award: Careteam Technologies founder and chief medical officer Dr. Alexandra Greenhill (Vancouver, BC)

Young Entrepreneur Award: Weekend Fuelbag founder and CEO Brady Lumsden (Surrey, BC)

Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Article founders Aamir Baig, Fraser Hall, Andy Prochazka, Sam Prochazka (Vancouver, BC)

ITBusiness.ca parent ITWC is a media sponsor of the Startup Canada Awards.

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