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Proud Partner of the Fourth Annual Startup Canada Awards

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OTTAWA – February 24, 2017 – Kivuto Solutions has partnered with Startup Canada for the fourth annual Startup Canada Awards, hallmark events across Canada celebrating outstanding achievement in Canada’s entrepreneurship and innovation community.

Startup Canada opened nominations today and invites Individuals, businesses and organizations to apply for 17 awards, including the Startup Canada Indigenous Entrepreneur Award, Startup Canada Innovation Award and the Startup Canada High-Growth Award. To celebrate Canada’s 150-year anniversary, a new award will commemorate an iconic Canadian business that has propelled Canada’s brand on the global stage through its determination and leadership.

“Kivuto Solutions is proud to be a partner of Startup Canada’s fourth annual Startup Canada awards and we are looking forward to celebrating the achievements of individuals who have turned their ideas and products into thriving businesses and brands,” says Richard White, President of Kivuto Solutions.

Past recipients of the Startup Canada Awards include Meredith J. Powell, co-founder of Vancouver-based non-profit The Next Big Thing; Dax Dasilva, founder of Lightspeed and Never Apart; Nadia Hamilton, the founder of Waterloo-based technology company magnusmode; and Swarochish ‘Swish’ Goswami, a serial entrepreneur and innovator who built seven high-impact ventures including World Youth Fund, The Next Foundry, and Rafiki Media.

Individuals, businesses, and organizations can submit nominations for the 2017 Startup Canada Awards until June 16, 2017 at 11:59 pm ET. Regional award winners will be announced at grassroots startup events across Canada this fall, with the grand finale taking place in Toronto on November 14, 2017 (Save the Date!). The complete list of awards and criteria can be found at

Regional Awards Ceremonies will be hosted by entrepreneur support partners in cities across Canada this fall. The following partners will host this year’s regional ceremonies:

To nominate, visit

For nomination inquiries, please email

About the Startup Canada Awards

The Startup Canada Awards celebrate and distinguish outstanding achievement in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship.

The objectives of the awards are to:

  • Celebrate those working to advance entrepreneurship in Canada;
  • Increase awareness of the importance of strengthening Canada’s entrepreneurship ecosystem and culture; and,
  • Incentivize efforts and elevate the ambitions of the Canadian entrepreneurial community.

2016 finalists and recipients can be found here. Photos from the 2015 and 2016 Startup Canada Awards can be found on the Startup Canada Flickr Page. For more information, visit

About Startup Canada

Startup Canada is the leading national social enterprise supporting and giving a voice to entrepreneurs through online programs, national awards, flagship events, and partnerships with private sector and government to foster a community for startup and small business success across the country. For more information, visit


Liz MacDougall

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