The second annual awards program celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit in Canada and recognizes some of the country’s rising stars.

Meet the winners, learn from dynamic keynote speakers and panel discussions, network with Canada’s top entrepreneurs and more at the Awards ceremony on February 23, 2015, in Toronto.

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Speakers and Highlights

Barb Stegemann, Dragons' Den "Top Game Changer" and CEO and Founder of The 7 Virtues Beauty
Topic: Keynote address, the entrepreneurial journey

Ian Portsmouth, publisher Canadian Business and PROFIT magazines
Master of Ceremonies

Kelly Lovell, top motivational coach and youth engagement expert
Topic: How to successfully engage millenials

Sean Wise, business mentor, speaker, Dragons’ Den advisor and TV host
Topic: Small business finance

Mia Pearson, co-founder of North Strategic, leading communications agency and 2014 Small Business of the Year
Topic: Managing your personal brand

Tim Wilson, head of industry at Google Canada
Topic: Live demo of Google AdWords

Categories & Prizes

Small Business of the Year – top honours to a company displaying industry leadership, profit, growth and customer satisfaction.

Start-Up of the Year – a new business that’s demonstrated success, creativity and longevity in its industry.

Innovation of the Year – a company that’s successfully created and launched an innovative product or service, distinctly different from their competition.

Social Responsibility – a small business that has made significant positive impact on their community and/or environment.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year – an entrepreneur between 16 and 30 years of age who has launched and continues to run a successful business.

2015 Award Prizes – mentoring session with top business leader; 10,000 AIR MILES reward miles; profile in Canadian Business magazine; airfare and accommodations to the Toronto awards ceremony.