More than just a $15 trophy.

Enjoy the rewarding experience of virtual cheers, enhanced recognition, and connection to your most biggest fans.

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

Startup Awards

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

Most Edmonton Startup of the Year

Startup demonstrating diversity, innovation and risk-taking.
Nominations are now open.

Best Startup Workplace

Treating employees like partners and family is only right.
Nominations are now open.

New Startup of the Year

The most promising new startup demonstrating key growth values.
Nominations are now open.

Pivot of the Year

Companies chasing new promising opportunities.
Nominations are now open.

Individual Awards

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

Community Champion of the Year

Huge impact and momentum created within our ecosystem.
Nominations are now open.

Connector of the Year

Critical human in our social fabric making new connections possible.
Nominations are now open.

Volunteer of the Year

A treasure within our community supporting our ambitious efforts.
Nominations are now open.

Mentor of the Year

Outstanding commitment to brokering knowledge and growing entrepreneurs.
Nominations are now open.

Student Entrepreneur of the Year

Full-time student within the province building a startup at the same time.
Nominations are now open.

Community Awards

Recognizing corporate champions and partners that support our people.

Service Provider of the Year

Supporting and celebrating our companies is a collective of champions.
Nominations are now open.

Corporate Champion of the Year

Collaboration builds strong resilient interconnected relationships.
Nominations are now open.

Startup Event of the Year

Amazing events happen all the time, but one is always the best.
Nominations are now open.

Awards truly YEG

Created by Community

Awards are 100% built by the YEG community.

Community Adjudication

Selection is a multi-step community effort.

Self-Nominations +++

Everyone is great, including yourself.

Unlimited Nominations

Everyone is encouraged to nominate the best.

Got Questions? Read our Award FAQs

When are nominations accepted for the 2021 Awards?

Nominations are open April 1 - May 5th, 2021 @ 11:59PM. The awards show is May 20th @ 6:00PM. Register Now

How do I nominate someone?

Every award webpage gives you the opportunity to nominate you or someone else.

Can I self-nominate?

Yes. We encourage everyone to nominate deserving individuals within the Edmonton startup ecosystem - including yourself!

Can I nominate in more than one category?

Yes. Remember each nomination must be customized to the award criteria for that award. Please do not cut-and-paste.

Can I attach additional information to my nomination?

Yes. Attach as many supplemental documents to the nomination form as you would like. The more information provided the less research required by our volunteer adjudication committee.

Does it cost money to nominate?

Never! Nominate once or all the time - we will never charge our community money to nominate ecosystem champions.

How can I register to attend

Register Now to attend the 2021 YEG Startup Community Awards.

Can I get involved as a volunteer?

You may express your interest in joining our team as a volunteer for the 2022 YEG Startup Community Awards here.

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

Alex Kozicki

Business Analyst

Lan Tan

Entrepreneur Enabler

Riphay Al-Hussein

Service Provider

Brandon Kwong

Edmonton Chief Organizer

Zack Storms


Startup Awards Show

Register to Attend

May 20, 2021 from 6-8pm on