"Bringing together a diverse group of experts passionate about innovation in our community."

Nominations Eligibility

We invite you to participate in this celebration by submitting your nominations and joining us at the awards ceremony. Whether you're a startup founder, an investor, a community leader, or just someone passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship, we welcome you to join us in recognizing the remarkable achievements of Edmonton's startup community.

To be eligible for the YEG Startup Awards, nominees must meet the following criteria:

Judges / Adjudicator Eligibility

YEG Startup Awards adjudication committee carefully selects our judges for their expertise and experience in the startup ecosystem. They are required to meet the following criteria:
Our judges play a critical role in maintaining the integrity and credibility of the YEG Startup Awards. Bringing together a diverse group of experts passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship enables us to recognize the most deserving nominees for their outstanding achievements in Edmonton.

Diversity is essential to the success of the YEG Startup Awards. We strive to select judges from a wide range of backgrounds, including different genders and orientations, ages, ethnicities, industries and organizations’ sizes, to ensure that all nominees are evaluated fairly and impartially by a well-rounded panel of experts.

Adjudication Process

At the YEG Startup Community Awards, we use a rigorous and objective evaluation process to determine the top finalists for each award category, including the respective winners. Here's how it works:

Key Dates for 2024

Privacy & Marketing

We understand that your privacy is important, and we take the protection of your personal information seriously. By applying to the YEG Startup Awards or participating as a judge, you consent to the collection, storage, sharing, and use of personally identifiable information, such as your name, mailing address, phone number, and email address. Rest assured that we will only use this information in connection with the YEG Startup Awards and related communications. We will not share your personal information with any third party without your explicit consent, unless required by law. By submitting your application, you acknowledge and agree to the use of your name, likeness, and biographical information in marketing and promotional materials, distributed worldwide, without compensation, notice, or approval, as it pertains to your relation to YEG Startup Awards. If you have any concerns about the use of your personal information, likeness, or biographical information, please contact us to discuss your concerns.


If you have any questions about the adjudication process please contact us!