Last year we hosted our inaugural Canadian Startup Awards presented by KPMG. It was a tremendous success, garnering more than 10,000 finalist votes and 7,000 social media shares in just two short weeks.
This year, the awards are back. We'll have more information for you when we open up nominations later this month. For now, let's take a look at last year's winners.
BEST OVERALL CANADIAN STARTUP of 2011
RUNNERS UP: HootSuite, Beyond The Rack
BEST NEW CANADIAN STARTUP of 2011
RUNNERS UP: Vidyard, GoInstant
CANADIAN ENTREPRENEUR of 2011
RUNNERS UP: Ryan Holmes, Razor Suleman
CANADIAN ANGEL of 2011
RUNNERS UP: Boris Wertz, Gary Slaight
CANADIAN VC FIRM of 2011
RUNNERS UP: iNovia Capital, Rho Ventures
MOST SIGNIFICANT ACQUISITION of 2011
RUNNERS UP: Kobo acquired by Rakuten, Zite acquired by CNN