2021 Nominations are Closed

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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

01
Startup
Startup demonstrating diversity, innovation and risk-taking.
Nominations are now closed.

Best Startup Workplace

02
Startup
Treating employees like partners and family is only right.
Nominations are now closed.

New Startup of the Year

03
Startup
The most promising new startup demonstrating key growth values.
Nominations are now closed.

Pivot of the Year

04
Startup
Companies chasing new promising opportunities.
Nominations are now closed.

Individual Awards

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

Community Champion of the Year

05
Individual
Huge impact and momentum created within our ecosystem.
Nominations are now closed.

Connector of the Year

06
Individual
Critical human in our social fabric making new connections possible.
Nominations are now closed.

Volunteer of the Year

07
Individual
A treasure within our community supporting our ambitious efforts.
Nominations are now closed.

Mentor of the Year

08
Individual
Outstanding commitment to brokering knowledge and growing entrepreneurs.
Nominations are now closed.

Student Entrepreneur of the Year

09
Individual
Full-time student within the province building a startup at the same time.
Nominations are now closed.

Community Awards

Recognizing corporate champions and partners that support our people.

Service Provider of the Year

10
Community
Supporting and celebrating our companies is a collective of champions.
Nominations are now closed.

Corporate Champion of the Year

11
Community
Collaboration builds strong resilient interconnected relationships.
Nominations are now closed.

Startup Event of the Year

12
Community
Amazing events happen all the time, but one is always the best.
Nominations are now closed.

All 2021 Finalists

Startup TNT Investment Summit I

Edmonton Startup Week 2020

Great Alberta Pitch Marathon

Startup Edmonton

Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii)

Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation

RUNWITHIT Synthetics Inc.

Samdesk

Areto Labs

Areto Labs

Agriolabs

Copysmith

Ashlyn Bernier

Zack Storms

Colin Christensen

Laurie Wang

Bradley Poulette

Tim Lynn

Gail Powley

Colin Christensen

Jas Panesar

Eden Redman

Ravina Anand

Shelvie Fernan

Kristina Milke

Jessica Doody

Arden Tse

DrugBank

Jobber

Samdesk

Codo

DiveThru

Fly & Fetch

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 will open in April and close in May a few days before the live in-person event. Pre-Register

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

Pre-Register to attend the 2022 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.

Christiana Manzocco

Service Provider

Riphay Al-Hussein

Service Provider

Lan Tan

Entrepreneur Enabler

Lynette Tremblay

Entrepreneur

Sheldon Zhang

Entrepreneur

Lindsey Tran

Service Provider

Lejjy Gafour

Entrepreneur

Anthea Sargeaut

Entrepreneur

Thom de Haas

Entrepreneur

Allie Knull

Entrepreneur

Alex Kozicki

Business Analyst

Brandon Kwong

Edmonton Chief Organizer

Radha Saikia

Customer Success

Startup Awards Show

Pre-Register

May 2022