SEE YOU ON DECEMBER 7th 2023
Celebrate Unsung Heroes
Help us recognize the outstanding contributors to our startup community. Discover our finalists and VOTE TODAY!
Voting closes on Nov. 22
Join the Celebration
Become a partner of the Startup Community Awards now and shine during an unforgettable evening for the startup ecosystem leaders!
SCA is a celebration fueled by the community, created by the community, and dedicated to the community. It’s a heartfelt tribute to those who tirelessly shape our startup ecosystem day in, day out.
SCA Is About You and Us
SCA is more than an event; it’s a reflection of our collective strength. It embodies the spirit of giving first and our genuine commitment to shaping our future together.
Unifying Our Community
SCA’s mission is simple: to bring us all closer, to inspire, to strengthen friendships, and to foster trust among us.
Nominate, Vote, and Join Us
Nominate those you believe deserve recognition and cast your votes in each category. Then, join us at the gala, where we celebrate the unity that propels our ecosystem forward. Let’s shine a spotlight on the dedicated individuals who make our startup community thrive, inclusive, and engaged.
Together, Let’s Celebrate Those Who Make a Difference!
October 12 to November 3
Nominate the people and organizations that make Quebec a must for startups from here and abroad. A selection committee composed of community stakeholders will then identify up to 5 finalists per category.
Votes from public
November 14 to November 22
Vote for your favourites! Winners will be determined through an equal 50% public vote and 50% jury vote.
Gala & announcement of the winners
Thursday, December 7, 2023
Join us for the grand unveiling of the winners at the Startup Community Gala in person and online. Reserve your spot!
We are thrilled to introduce the updated list of award categories for the Startup Community Awards 2023. This year, we have renewed our awards to be even more inclusive and recognize those who may not always receive the recognition they deserve.
🏆 COMMUNITY BUILDER OF THE DECADE
🏆 INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
🏆 IP INNOVATION ALLY OF THE YEAR
This award honors the person that has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to promoting and supporting the development of intellectual propriety built within Quebec ecosystem.
🏆 PUBLIC SECTOR ALLY OF THE YEAR
🏆 DIVERSITY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
🏆 INVESTOR COMMUNITY BUILDER OF THE YEAR
🏆 MENTOR OF THE YEAR
🏆 RISING STAR OF THE YEAR
Organization and Program Awards:
🏆 SOCIAL IMPACT CHAMPION OF THE YEAR (organization)
🏆 VENTURE BUILDER PROGRAM OF THE YEAR (program of one or multiple organizations)
This award goes to a program that has provided exceptional resources, or infrastructure for startups to be built, grow, and thrive.
🏆 THE "PITCH PRODIGY" OF THE YEAR (startups only)
For the founder who can close a deal for their startup in 60 seconds or less, even in a malfunctioning elevator.
🏆 COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR (a collaboration of 2 or more organizations)
This award recognizes an inspiring or impactful collaboration between two or more organizations (startup, corporation, and/or non profit, IAE etc.)
A call for collaboration
In the spirit of unity and growth, we’re excited to announce the upcoming 2023 Startup Community Awards. To make this year a success, we invite you to play a pivotal role in shaping this event.
Here’s how you can contribute:
● Become a Financial Sponsor: Fuel the Community: Join us as a financial sponsor and invest in excellence. Your contribution will enable us to honor outstanding individuals and organizations who are shaping our startup ecosystem. Find out more about sponsorship opportunities.
● Become a Community Catalyst: Mobilize Your Community: As a community engagement leader help us inspire action for nominations and votes, ensuring that the brightest talents receive the recognition they rightfully deserve. Join our Community Catalyst Team by reaching out to us and sharing our news within your community.
● Volunteer for Impact: Join the Team: By donating your time, you’ll be contributing to something incredible. Get involved as a volunteer and help shape the success of the Startup Community Awards.
Let’s come together, make connections, and build a stronger community through the 2023 Startup Community Awards.
Organized by Montreal NewTech with support from the OSMO Foundation and Startupfest we are proud to invite you to the 5th edition of the Startup Community Gala.
MONTRÉAL NEW TECH
MTL NewTech is a non-profit organization based in Montreal since 2008 and dedicated to the success of startup entrepreneurs and the realization of ambitious impact innovations. Our community is excited about technological innovation and eager to explore new trends, create transformational new products and connect to global innovation ecosystems.
The OSMO Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support the growth, development, and international success of Montréal’s startup ecosystem. Thanks to the Notman House, it offers a vibrant and accessible environment to all, which stimulates collaboration as well as knowledge transfer and know-how between the different community actors. The OSMO Foundation thus contributes to building the future of Montréal.
Startupfest is not only Canada’s original startup event–but widely regarded as one of the world’s must-attend startup conferences. It is the annual gathering at which entrepreneurs, investors, makers, large enterprises, industry veterans, and startup communities chart the course of technology entrepreneurship in a one-of-a-kind festival atmosphere.