The Canadian Startup Awards are Back

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

 

They're back.

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

WINNER: WATTPAD

RUNNERS UP:  HootSuiteBeyond The Rack

BEST NEW CANADIAN STARTUP of 2011

WINNER: PAYFIRMA

RUNNERS UP:  VidyardGoInstant

CANADIAN ENTREPRENEUR of 2011

WINNER: MARCEL LEBRUNCHRIS NEWTON, and CHRIS RAMSEY 

RUNNERS UP:  Ryan HolmesRazor Suleman

CANADIAN ANGEL of 2011

WINNER: GERRY POND

RUNNERS UP:  Boris WertzGary Slaight

CANADIAN VC FIRM of 2011

WINNER: REAL VENTURES

RUNNERS UP:  iNovia CapitalRho Ventures

MOST SIGNIFICANT ACQUISITION of 2011

WINNER: RADIAN6

RUNNERS UP:  Kobo acquired by RakutenZite acquired by CNN

Company:
KPMG LLP
Website:
http://www.kpmg.ca/TMT
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

KPMG LLP, an Audit, Tax and Advisory firm (kpmg.ca) and a Canadian limited liability partnership established under the laws of Ontario, is the Canadian member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG member firms around the world have 145,000 professionals, in 152 countries. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss entity. Each KPMG... more


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and exploring weird side streets. more



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