The Awards

The Startup Community Awards (SCA) is a celebration from the community, by the community and for the community; it honours those who build our ecosystem day after day.

We have faced the pandemic, thrived post-pandemic, and continue to show resilience despite the difficulties we’ve encountered these past two years.

SCA is about you, it’s about us. Join us and celebrate together what makes us strong and unique, the generosity of giving first and the genuine interest in building the future together.

SCA’s purpose is to bring us all together, to encourage us all, to nurture our friendship and build trust with each other.

On December 1st let’s celebrate the sense of togetherness that drives our ecosystem and highlight the work of those who make our startup ecosystem a thriving, inclusive and engaged community.

The Schedule

Nominations

October 24 to November 4

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 10 to November 21

Vote for your favourites (50% of the final score); a jury will then meet and determine the winners for each category (50% of the final score).

Gala & announcement of the winners

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Join us for the grand unveiling of the winners at the Startup Community Gala at Zú and online. Tickets are on sale from now.

Categories

Here are the categories for the 2022 edition

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
This award recognizes a volunteer who has demonstrated a significant and consistent commitment to the startup ecosystem.
CONNECTOR OF THE YEAR
This award recognizes the person who connects community members the most, always willing to introduce two people or businesses that can help each other grow and prosper.
AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR
This award recognizes the person that represented most frequently or made our community proud internationally.
CORPORATE CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
This award recognizes the company that has made the most significant and consistent commitment to the success of the startup ecosystem.
COMMUNITY COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
This award recognizes the collaboration between two or more organizations that significantly impacted the community over the last year (initiative, activity, event).
YOUNG RISING STAR OF THE YEAR
This award recognizes the new community recruit who has shown a solid dedication to the success of our startup ecosystem.
MENTOR OF THE YEAR
This award recognizes the person who is always unselfishly willing to mentor the entrepreneurs.
DIVERSITY CHAMPION
This award recognizes the company or organization implementing a DEI initiative that significantly impacted the organization or the community.
STARTUP OR SCALEUP CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
This award recognises a startup (or scaleup) that has been particularly involved with its community over the past year.
RISING STARTUP OF THE YEAR

This award recognises a pre-launch startup that has been incorporated, or has made a pivot, for less than 2 years and has particularly distinguished itself through its achievements and/or contributions to the community.

COLLABORATION STARTUPS - COMPANY OF THE YEAR
This award recognizes the collaboration between one or more startups and organizations with a significant innovation output.
COMMUNITY CHAMPION OF THE DECADE
This award recognizes the person or organization that has shown a significant & constant commitment to the success of the startup ecosystem.

A call for collaboration

By the community, from the community and for the community.

The last two years have not been easy. Now it’s time to come together and work together to bring life back to this community, to make new connections and reconnect with old ones in an effort for all of us to grow stronger together.

Today we call out for your collaboration to help us organize the 2022 Startup Community Awards. We invite you to help us make this event a success by getting involved in its organization.

We are looking for different types of collaboration:

Financial (Sponsorship Plan); If you would like to support the Gala organization financially and become a sponsor, write to us here.

Community Engagement; If you would like to help us spread the word about the event and engage the community during the nomination period, voting and the evening of the ceremony, write to us here.

Donate Time; We are looking for volunteers who are interested in getting involved in a variety of positions: the jury, photography, capture and broadcasting of the hybrid event, event hosting, and the organization of the event. If you are interested in donating time, write to us here or click on the link below.

About

The OSMO Foundation, Startupfest and Montreal NewTech are proud to invite you to the 4th 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.

OSMO Fondation

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

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.

Winners 2021 & 2018

Co-Organizers

Preseting Partners

Associate Partners

Category Partners

Community Leaders

Mobilization Partners

You live far from Montreal and want to come to the Gala on December 1st?