startup canada innovation award

Trulioo has been chosen as a runner-up for the 2015 Startup Canada Award for Innovation. Members of the team joined other award recipients at the Startup Canada Regional Awards (West & North) ceremony on November 4th at the Imperial Theatre in Vancouver.

“It’s a true honor to receive this outstanding recognition for our innovation,” said Jon Jones, President of Trulioo. “We are proud to represent the thriving financial technology sector here in Vancouver and excited to work with local fintechs to raise the city’s profile within this flourishing ecosystem.”

The Startup Canada Awards are the hallmark event celebrating and distinguishing the Canadian entrepreneurship community. There are nine awards in three categories to recognize individuals, organizations, and networks that demonstrate outstanding impact and achievement in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship. The 2015 Startup Canada Awards are proudly presented in partnership with Intuit Canada and TruShield Insurance, and with the support of major industry partners including TELUS, UPS, MNP LLP, BDC, Scotiabank, and FluidReview.

Congratulations to all of the winners of this year's regional awards:

Adam Chowaniec Life Time Achievement Award
Winner: George Hunter, CEO, Small Business BC

Startup Canada Award for Entrepreneur Promotion
Winners: Ray Walia, Co-Founder & CEO of Launch Academy; Jill Earthy, Chief Growth Officer, FrontFundr

Startup Canada Award for Entrepreneur Support
Winners: Spring Activator; Victory Square Labs; Kamloops Innovation

Startup Canada Senior Entrepreneur Award
Winner: David Snell, CEO & Chairman, FusionPipe Software

Startup Canada Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Winner: Robert Atwood, President & CEO, Hummingbird Drones Inc.

Startup Canada Entrepreneur of the Year
Winner: Natalie Dakers, President & CEO, accel-rx; Brian Scudamore, Founder & CEO, O2E Brands

Startup Canada Award for International Trade
Winner: Kit and Ace

Startup Canada Award for Innovation
Winner: Aspect Biosystems

Startup Canada Award for Sustainable Development
Winner: Arterran Renewables

“A culture in Canada that celebrates entrepreneurship, innovation, and offers end-to-end support for entrepreneurs will position Canada as a beacon of entrepreneurship globally,” said Victoria Lennox, CEO of Startup Canada. “The Awards give national recognition to those working to make Canada one of the best countries in the world to pursue and invest in world-leading enterprises.”

Startup Canada is a grassroots network of entrepreneurs working together to build an environment for entrepreneurship in Canada. Through online platforms, grassroots Startup Communities and cross-sector initiatives, Startup Canada is advancing entrepreneurial momentum and a culture of entrepreneurship, as the voice of Canadian entrepreneurs.

Founded in May 2012, Startup Canada has quickly become the most recognized, energized and active entrepreneurship organization in Canada. Startup Canada has mentored more than 20,000 Canadians and has grown to represent more than 80,000 entrepreneurs, 400 enterprise support partners, 300 volunteers and 20 Startup Communities from coast to coast.