Starting and successfully growing a company is a difficult task; entrepreneurs need a variety of elements to be successful including mentorship, encouragement, talented people, funding and a network of contacts.

The Startup Canada Awards celebrate and distinguish the individuals, communities and institutions in Canada that have demonstrated innovation, excellence, outstanding achievement and impact in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurs and enterprising Canadians are invited to nominate the individuals, groups, communities and organizations that have demonstrated exemplary leadership and impact in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship by April 12, 2014 at 5.00 PM EST (3 pm MST).