2021 Awards Time Capsule

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Zack's Song

The Montage

Don Iveson's Message

2021 Winners

New Startup of the Year

Areto Labs
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Volunteer of the Year

Gail Powley
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Student Entrepreneur of the Year

Eden Redman
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Startup Event of the Year

Startup TNT Investment Summit I
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Service Provider of the Year

Startup Edmonton
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Pivot of the Year

Codo
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Most Edmonton Startup of the Year

RUNWITHIT Synthetics Inc.
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Mentor of the Year

Kristina Milke
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Corporate Champion of the Year

MNP
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Connector of the Year

Laurie Wang
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Community Champion of the Year

Ashlyn Bernier
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Best Startup Workplace

DrugBank
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Award Show Stats

Over 200 YEG Guests

Engaged during the live event and after-party.

3hrs+ of Entertainment

Celebrate, connect and engage all night long.

65 Unique Nominations

Saw big support for YEG community players.

12 Guest Speakers

Cross-network support and event attendance.

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Our 2021 Finalists

01

Most Edmonton Startup of the Year

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RUNWITHIT Synthetics Inc.

Samdesk

Areto Labs

dealcloser

DrugBank

02

Best Startup Workplace

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DrugBank

Jobber

Samdesk

dealcloser

Future Fields

04

Pivot of the Year

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Codo

DiveThru

Fly & Fetch

G2V Optics

Islamic Family

04

Traction of the Year

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05

Community Champion of the Year

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Ashlyn Bernier

Zack Storms

Colin Christensen

Shay Barker

Zack Storms

07

Volunteer of the Year

2021 Finalists

Gail Powley

Colin Christensen

Jas Panesar

Dominique Beaupre

Syed Abbas Mehdi

08

Mentor of the Year

2021 Finalists

Kristina Milke

Jessica Doody

Arden Tse

Allan Waine

Colin Christensen

09

Student Entrepreneur of the Year

2021 Finalists

Eden Redman

Ravina Anand

Shelvie Fernan

Jonah Tetz

Samuel Yasinski

10

Service Provider of the Year

2021 Finalists

Startup Edmonton

Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii)

Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation

Alberta Innovates

Startup TNT

11

Corporate Champion of the Year

2021 Finalists

MNP

ATB

CBRE

RBCx

KRP

WHAT THE COMMUNITY IS SAYING

"It's a great night!"
Catherine Warren - Innovate Edmonton
"I voted for Bradley's moustache to win all categories but was overruled"
Shay Barker - DrugBank
"Woohoo! I wish I could see all of you!!!"
Emily Rendell-Watson
"This is way better than the Oscars. So much smoother and concise."
Colin Christensen

Our Host

2021 Live Awards Show. Hosted by Emily Rendell-Watson from Taproot Publishing.

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2021 Awards Show Event Recap

Virtual Doors Opened at 6:00PM on May 20, 2021

Over 200 local entrepreneurs, service providers, investors, and YEG community members gathered on the REMO platform to attend the inaugural YEG Startup Community Awards show. Make-your-own-pizzas and cold drinks were delivered to all the guests who signed up early. This year, we had 65 unique nominations, 12 guest speakers and presenters, and over 3 hours of entertainment. The live show was over at 8:00PM and many guests attended the after-party hosted by Startup TNT all night long.

2021 News Coverage

CTV News Edmonton

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Taproot Edmonton

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Our 2021 Team

Bradley Poulette

Entrepreneur

As a founder himself, Bradley lives and breathes Edmonton's startup community.
Nicole Dong

Entrepreneur

I love NPR's "How I Built This" and Terry O'Reilly's "Under the Influence".
Sheldon Zhang

Entrepreneur

I love solving problems creatively, chatting about businesses and meeting other entrepreneurs.
Brandon Kwong

Edmonton Chief Organizer

Having fun, making friends, building companies.
Lindsey Tran

Service Provider

I'm a content strategists at Shopify and love supporting local initiatives.
Tom de Haas

Entrepreneur

I'm a co-Founder of a rapidly growing startup company.
Jocelyn Davison

Founder

I curate connection and impact through meaningful events and purposeful partnerships.
Radha Saikia

Customer Success

I help make samdesk's customers & products successful.
Riphay Al-Hussein

Service Provider

I'm all about maximizing my impact wherever I go...
Dominique Beaupre

Entrepreneur

I help grow promising startup initiatives that make sustainable economic and social impacts.
Nadhar Alsabban

Sales Operations Manager

I help optimize and scale sales efforts by supporting and enabling sales teams.
Alex Kozicki

Business Analyst

I help companies have a more personal and empathetic relationship with their customers through use of technology.
Anthea Sargeaut

Entrepreneur

I'm a serial entrepreneur innovating our most valuable resources on the plant.
Lan Tan

Entrepreneur Enabler

I am a cheerleader of the Edmonton Innovation community and support entrepreneurs towards impactful growth.
Christiana Manzocco

Service Provider

I develop the venture capital and tech industry in Alberta and invest in high-quality venture funds.
Allie Knull

Entrepreneur

As a recruitment professional, I strive to build the relationship with each and every candidate.
Michelle Ferguson

Freelance Writer

I support Edmonton’s tech scene by covering local success stories.
Lynette Tremblay

Entrepreneur

I am an executive specializing in strategy, innovation and advocacy within my YEG and global community.
Zack Storms

Founder/Co-Organizer

Hi my name is Zack. I like building companies...
Lejjy Gafour

Entrepreneur

I'm co-founder of a biotechnology company focused on enabling solutions for the cellular agriculture industry.
Syed Abbas

Entrepreneur

I advocate for my community of tech entrepreneurs and love talking about biology.

Learn more about the founding team behind the  YEG Startup Community Awards.