The 2021 Startup Community Awards was a success!

250 nominations – 120 finalists – 2000 voters – 8000 unique votes – 300 attendees online and in person

It was a little over a week ago, on Friday December 3rd that the 3rd edition of the Startup Community Awards was held at the Notman House and online. It was a great success! An evening of celebration, reunion and recognition of the Quebec startup ecosystem and the incredible community that builds it every day.

One evening, three rooms, three atmospheres

The evening took place in three rooms at the Notman House while respecting the sanitary norms. In the Clark Room, the awards ceremony was hosted by Annie-Claude Devriese and Ilias Benjelloun. In the St-Urbain Room, guests watched the gala broadcast while having a drink and networking. Then, at the OSMO x Marusan café, the atmosphere was more relaxed and lounge-like for the replay of the ceremony.

12 categories, 17 winners

After several weeks of collecting nominations, votes and jury selections, it was a great pleasure to discover the winners of the twelve awards. These are people, startups and collaborations that have stood out in the startup ecosystem by their involvement. They made a difference with their innovative ideas and they have participated in creating a strong, resilient and inclusive community throughout the year.

We are happy to introduce them here :

Volunteer of the year – Laurent Maisonnave
Resilience champion – Locketgo et Connect&GO
Diversity champions – Deborah Cherenfant et Chloe Freslon
Startup of the year – Eli Health
Connectors of the year – Selena Lu et Emmanuel Cameron
Ambassadors of the year – Mehdi Benboubakeur et Cédric Tawil
Mentor of the year – Rita Baker
Startup-Company collaboration of the year – Palais Des Congrès De Montréal, Coopérathon, RE-AK Technologies inc., Brite4, thanks to the support of Mt Lab et Centech
Corporate champion of the year – Espace CDPQ
Community collaboration of the year – Coopérathon, Montreal NewTech, The DMZ
Community champion of the decade  – Alan Macintosh
Community rising stars 2021 – Sandra Cinq-Mars et Marie-Philippe Gill (Girl Knows Tech)

Congratulations! It’s so well deserved!

By the community, for the community

Partenaires du Gala de la communauté startup

The 2021 Startup Community Awards was organized by OSMO in collaboration with the teams of MTL NewTech and StartupFest

This would not have been possible without the support of our partners and we would like to thank them. First, a huge thank you to our presenting partners: Desjardins and the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation. Thanks also to our associate partners : Bonjour Startup Montréal et MAIN. And a special thanks to our category partners and all the volunteers who helped out during the event.

You want to (re)watch the event? It’s right here!
You can see the pictures of the night here!