With so many talented entrepreneurs and innovative startups in Canada, Techvibes deemed it a necessity to recognize, honour, and celebrate these people and their companies. For three years now the Canadian Startup Awards have been doing just that.
This year, Techvibes received well over 2,500 nominations across six categories via comments, email, tweets, and our nomination form. Finalists were determined by you, our readers, with guidance from the editorial team. Each category has either three or six finalists.
Voting is open until 11:59pm PST on Sunday, January 19 and the winners will be announced on Monday, January 20. One vote per person.
Vote here for your favourites below.
STARTUP of THE YEAR 2013
- Thalmic Labs (Kitchener)
- Frank & Oak (Montreal)
- Interaxon (Toronto)
- Vidyard (Kitchener)
- Rithm (Toronto)
- Influitive (Toronto)
ENTREPRENEUR of THE YEAR 2013
- Tobias Lutke (Shopify)
- Jack Newton (Clio)
- Shahrzad Rafati (BroadbandTV)
ACCELERATOR GRADUATE of THE YEAR 2013
- ePact Network (GrowLab, 2012)
- Playerize (FounderFuel, 2011)
- Picatic (Extreme Startups, 2012)
- Bridgit (The Next 36, 2013)
- Bionym (Creative Destruction Lab, 2013 & The Next 36, 2013)
- ShopLocket (Extreme Startups, 2012)
ANGEL of THE YEAR 2013
- Randy Thompson (Alberta)
- Greg Peet (BC)
- Jevon MacDonald (Atlantic Canada)
VENTURE CAPITAL FIRM of THE YEAR 2013
EMPLOYER of THE YEAR 2013
- HootSuite (Vancouver)
- FreshBooks (Toronto)
- Shopify (Ottawa)