Lisa Williams wins Entrepreneur of the Year at 2018 Atlantic Startup Canada Awards

2018 Atlantic Startup Canada Award Winners Announced

Miramichi, NB – June 7th | Startup Canada, the national rallying community and voice for Canadian entrepreneurs, announced nine outstanding entrepreneurs, businesses and support organizations from across Atlantic Canada as winners of the Fifth Annual Startup Canada Awards. These awards are the hallmark event celebrating outstanding achievement in Canada’s entrepreneurship and innovation community.

The winners were announced at a ceremony in Miramichi, attended by leading Canadian investors, innovators, and anchor company executives.

“Congratulations to the 2018 winners of the Startup Canada Awards,” said Victoria Lennox, Co-Founder and CEO of Startup Canada. “These winners represent the very essence of entrepreneurship. We are proud to celebrate their success with Canadians and our partners around the world.”

The 2018 Atlantic Regional Award Winners are:

Lisa Williams (Miramichi, NB)

CEO, Unicare Home Health Care Inc.

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

presented by Scotiabank


Hannah Bell (Charlottetown, PEI)

MLA, Charlottetown/ Parkdale

Entrepreneur’s Choice Award

presented by Intuit QuickBooks

Cynthia Dorrington (Halifax, NS)

President, Vale & Associates

Entrepreneur Promotion Award

presented by Intuit QuickBooks

The Ville Cooperative (Fredericton, NB)

Entrepreneur Support Award

presented by Intuit QuickBooks

Boss Gibson Oyster Company (Moncton, NB)

Global Entrepreneurship Award

presented by UPS

ProcedureFlow (Saint John, NB)

Innovation Award

presented by Intuit Quickbooks

PLATO Testing (Fredericton, NB)

Social Enterprise Award

presented by The Centre for Social Innovation


TruLeaf (Halifax, NS)
High-Growth Award
presented by Mastercard

Dawn Jutla (Halifax, NS)

CEO & President, Peer Ledger

Woman Entrepreneur Award

presented by BDC

Cameron Ritchie (Fredericton, NB)

Founder & CEO, HomeWurk

Young Entrepreneur Award

presented by BDC

The regional winners will now be evaluated by the National Adjudication Committee; comprised of some of Canada’s leading entrepreneurship and industry experts. The national winners will be celebrated at the Startup Canada Awards Grand Finale in Ottawa on October 18, 2018 following Startup Canada Day on the Hill.

The Startup Canada Awards are proudly presented by Intuit Quickbooks, in partnership with the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), Mastercard Canada, Scotiabank, UPS Canada, Rogers, and the Centre for Social Innovation.

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