Ecosystem Impact Awards
The Ecosystem Impact Awards is a yearly event honouring those who have made a significant contribution to the startup community in Atlantic Canada.
In 2019 Volta, in partnership with RBC, hosted the first Startup Ecosystem Impact Awards to celebrate the ground-breaking tech talent across New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland & Labrador and Nova Scotia.
Volta’s Startup Ecosystem Impact Awards proudly recognizes change makers, Founders and supporters who are rapidly transforming the startup ecosystem in Atlantic Canada. Volta is proud to have hosted the fifth annual Ecosystem Impact Awards in September 2023.
Catalyst Award: Genesis
Recognizes an organization that has helped create cohesion and growth in the Atlantic Canadian startup ecosystem. This can include: building relationships between organizations in the ecosystem, supporting growth in the startup community, and reducing or removing barriers to startups' success.
Community Leader Award: Minder Singh
Recognizes a company or Founder directly impacting the growth and development of the technology and innovation ecosystem in Atlantic Canada. They demonstrate dedication to the startup community and give back through the donation of time, mentorship and serving as a resource in a peer-to-peer environment.
Disruptor Award: CapIntel
Recognizes an Atlantic Canadian technology startup that has experienced significant success over the past year. Success can be measured in a number of ways, including; innovative technology, solving a technological need, capturing a new sector or market, disruption of a service or market segment, applications of product or service and traction in, or ability to obtain traction in the international marketplace.
Positive Impact – Individual Award: Shelley Hessian
Recognizes an individual who has developed and implemented solutions for social, cultural or environmental issues that benefit the community at large.
Positive Impact – Company Award: Square Roots
Recognizes a company that has developed and implemented solutions for social, cultural and/or environmental issues that benefit the community at large.
- Be an organization, founder or individual based in Atlantic Canada
- Have contributed to, or participated in, the Atlantic Canada startup ecosystem in the past five years
- The nominee agrees to have their photo, name and/or organization’s name promoted in association with the event
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