Andy Nulman, Dax Dasilva headline Startup Canada Awards


Startup Canada has named the winners of its Startup Canada Awards in Quebec.

The not-for-profit organization calls itself a “grassroots network of entrepreneurs.” It’s annual awards seek to “celebrate and distinguish outstanding achievement in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship” via an online vote.

Here’s the Quebec winners:

Adam Chowaniec Lifetime Achievement Award (Outstanding impact and enduring legacy in Canadian entrepreneurship) – Andy Nulman | Founder, Just For Laughs and Co-Founder & CEO, Play The Future

Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Exemplifying the spirit of Canadian entrepreneurship) – Dax Dasilva | Founder & CEO, Lightspeed

Woman Entrepreneur Award – Christine Renaud | Co-founder & CEO, E-180

Young Entrepreneur Award – Amélie Morency | Founder & CEO, The Food Room

Global Entrepreneurship Award (Entrepreneur-led business demonstrating excellence) – Kinova Robotics

Innovation Award – iBIONICS

Social Enterprise Award – Salon 1861

High-Growth Entrepreneurship Award – Breather

Entrepreneur Promotion Award (Advancing the environment and culture for entreprenruship in Canada) – David Nault | Principal & VP Investments, iNovia Capital

Entrepreneur Support Award – District 3 Innovation Centre

Quebec is one of six regions the awards take place in. Its regional celebration will take place October 4 in Montreal.

Startup Canada partnered with La Gare (part of Credo Productions, an organization founded by notable Montreal entrepreneur LP Maurice) for its Quebec regional reception and ceremony.  Those interested in attending can register here.

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