When: Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm ADT
Where: Virtual (Your livestream link will be sent via Eventbrite at 12:00pm ADT on Thursday, September 23, 2021)
Volta, in partnership with RBC, is hosting the third annual Ecosystem Impact Awards virtually on Thursday, September 23 at 6:00pm. These awards recognize various changemakers and supporters who are rapidly transforming the startup ecosystem in Atlantic Canada.
The six award categories include: Catalyst, Community Leader, Corporate Supporter, Disruptor, Positive Impact – Company, Positive Impact – Individual. See below for a full description of the award criteria and this years nominees.
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.
Top Nominees for the Catalyst Award:
BioNB, Joint Economic Development Initiative , Propel ICT
Community Leader Award
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.
Top Nominees for the Community Leader Award:
Concrete Ventures, Digital Nova Scotia, Sandpiper Ventures
Corporate Supporter Award
Recognizes a corporate partner that has been a supporter of the tech startup community in Atlantic Canada. This dedicated partner actively boosts the development of our rapidly-growing technology sector by donating their time and resources through mentorship and training.
Top Nominees for the Corporate Supporter Award:
Microsoft for Startups, Silicon Valley Bank Canada
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.
Top Nominees for the Disruptor Award:
Dispension, Milk Moovement, Outcast Foods
Positive Impact Award: Company
Recognizes a company that has developed and implemented solutions for social, cultural and/or environmental issues that benefit the community at-large.
Top Nominees for the Positive Impact Award – Company:
BlackArcs, Food For Thought Software Solutions, Outcast Foods
Positive Impact Award: Individual
Recognizes an individual who has developed and implemented solutions for social, cultural or environmental issues that benefit the community at-large.
Top Nominees for Positive Impact Ward – Individual:
Alfred Burgesson, Ogbogu Ikechi Kalu, Grant Ruffinengo