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12 Community-Driven Awards. To represent the vibrant community we belong to, we've created three distinguished award categories.

Our Community Decides. New Startup of the Year, Connector of the Year, and Community Initiative of the Year.

Startup Awards (4)

Honouring companies and their people for taking huge risks for their innovation.

01
Startup

Most Edmonton Startup of the Year

Startup demonstrating a focus on community, innovation, and risk-taking.
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Voting closed May 9
02
Startup

Best Startup Workplace

Providing a safe, engaging, and meaningful place to work is key.
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Voting closed May 9
03
Startup

New Startup of the Year

The most promising new startup demonstrating key growth values.
Award Details
Voting closed May 9
04
Startup

Traction of the Year

Celebrating Edmonton startups advancing boldly.
Award Details
Voting closed May 9

Individual Awards (5)

Celebrating people that make a huge impact in our startup ecosystem.

05
Individual

Community Champion of the Year

Having a huge impact by championing the growth, momentum, and authenticity of our community.
Voting closes May 9
06
Individual

Connector of the Year

Critical human in our social fabric making new connections possible.
Voting closes May 9
07
Individual

Volunteer of the Year

A treasure within our community supporting our ambitious efforts.
Voting closes May 9
08
Individual

Mentor of the Year

Outstanding commitment to sharing knowledge and growing entrepreneurs.
Voting closes May 9
09
Individual

Student Entrepreneur of the Year

Full-time student within the province building a startup at the same time.
Voting closes May 9

Community Awards (3)

Recognizing the grass-roots community and all the support that helps us grow.

10
Community

Community Initiative of the Year

Community members, groups, service providers, or partners working to provide a high-impact initiative for the community.
Voting closes May 9
11
Community

Support Organization of the Year

Collaboration builds strong resilient interconnected relationships.
Voting closes May 9
12
Community

Investor of the Year

Shining a light on those who are leaders in the investment community, who support, believe in, and are committed to investing in YEG startups.
Voting closes May 9

All 2021 Finalists

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Startup TNT Investment Summit I

Edmonton Startup Week 2020

Great Alberta Pitch Marathon

500 Global demo day

Startup TNT Investment Summit IV

Startup Edmonton

Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii)

Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation

Alberta Innovates

Startup TNT

RUNWITHIT Synthetics Inc.

Samdesk

Areto Labs

dealcloser

DrugBank

Areto Labs

Agriolabs

Copysmith

Zipstall

Ruth

Ashlyn Bernier

Zack Storms

Colin Christensen

Shay Barker

Zack Storms

Laurie Wang

Bradley Poulette

Tim Lynn

Salem Alahmad

Amir Reshef

Gail Powley

Colin Christensen

Jas Panesar

Dominique Beaupre

Syed Abbas Mehdi

Eden Redman

Ravina Anand

Shelvie Fernan

Jonah Tetz

Samuel Yasinski

Kristina Milke

Jessica Doody

Arden Tse

Allan Waine

Colin Christensen

DrugBank

Jobber

Samdesk

dealcloser

Future Fields

Codo

DiveThru

Fly & Fetch

G2V Optics

Islamic Family

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What are the awards?

View Awards! – Here's a list of all the awards that will be given out this year.

When are award nominations accepted ?

Nominations are open until March 31, 2024.

Can I vote multiple times?

You can vote once for each of the People's Choice awards.

Can I vote for myself or my own startup?

Yes you can! Give yourself that pat on the back. You deserve it.

Can I get involved as a volunteer?

Become a volunteer! – Express your interest in joining the 2024 volunteer team. General volunteers are needed.

The Judges: Meet the 2022 YEG Startup Community Awards adjudication committee.

Shalon McFarlane

Service Provider

Adam Danyleyko

Service Provider

Ruth Spetter

Marketing Consultant

Brandon Kwong

Edmonton Chief Organizer

Christian Tokarski

Entrepreneur

Lan Tan

Entrepreneur Enabler

Barbara MacKenzie

Service Provider

Radha Saikia

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