Intuit QuickBooks joins Startup Canada as Presenting Sponsor of the Fifth Annual Startup Canada Awards

Intuit QuickBooks joins Startup Canada as presenting sponsor of the Fifth Annual Startup Canada Awards

May 3rd, 2018  Intuit Canada, a worldwide leader of business and financial management solutions like QuickBooks for small businesses and the self-employed, has partnered with Startup Canada, the national rallying community, and voice for Canada’s entrepreneurs, as the presenting sponsor of the Fifth Annual Startup Canada Awards. The Awards are the hallmark event celebrating outstanding achievements in Canada’s entrepreneurship and innovation community.

“Over the last five years, the Startup Canada Awards have recognized hundreds of leading entrepreneurs, innovators, and support providers who have worked relentlessly to grow their companies, and invested time to support and champion up-and-coming leaders,” said Victoria Lennox, CEO and Co-Founder of Startup Canada. “We are proud to work with Intuit to amplify a new cohort of winners in 2018.”

“We are committed to advancing entrepreneurial success in our country. At QuickBooks, we believe in working together with organizations like Startup Canada, our national government, and local business communities to reduce startup failure and help small businesses prosper,” said Jeff Cates, President, Intuit Canada. “Through their accomplishments, we are proud to celebrate those entrepreneurs whose businesses are thriving and contributing to the growth of the Canadian entrepreneurship ecosystem. I look forward to honouring these exceptional and inspirational award recipients.”

Every year, the Startup Canada Awards attract hundreds of nominations; celebrate dozens of entrepreneurs, innovators, and support organizations from coast-to-coast-to-coast; and attract more than 1,500 attendees and 4,000 online viewers at regional and national ceremonies.

Grassroots Regional Awards ceremonies will be hosted by entrepreneur support partners in cities across Canada this spring. The Awards ceremony schedule is as follows:

Startup Canada will also travel across Northern Canada to celebrate the winners of the Startup Canada Awards in the Territories.

Recipients join the prestigious Startup Canada Awards Alumni Network – a platform to elevate their ongoing impact for Canada and to provide inspiration for the next generation of Canadian entrepreneurs.

Among others, past recipients include Anne Whelan, President & CEO of Seafair Capital Inc.; the Right Honourable David Johnston, former Governor General of Canada; the Hadhad Family, founders of Peace by Chocolate; Nicole Verkindt, founder of Offset Market Exchange; Clearbanc; Hootsuite; Patrice Mousseau, founder of Satya Organics Inc.; and, Shawn Smith, founder of Don’t Dis-my-ability Consultation Services Inc.

Intuit Canada has been a proud supporter of Startup Canada since 2013. Every year, the organization’s partner to provide financial literacy and business skills training to thousands of entrepreneurs, give entrepreneurs a voice to government, and, support more than 50 grassroots Startup Communities across Canada.

For more information, please contact:

Maddie Stiles

Media Relations, Startup Canada
613-627-0787 ext. 101

About Startup Canada

Startup Canada is the national rallying community and voice for Canada’s 2.3 million entrepreneurs. Since launching in 2012, Startup Canada has grown to represent more than 200,000 entrepreneurs and 50 grassroots communities from coast to coast to coast. Through digital programs and flagship events, Startup Canada is the network promoting, inspiring, educating, connecting and giving a voice to Canada’s entrepreneurs; supporting them to start, operate and scale businesses that build a better Canada for the world today and for future generations. For more information, visit

About Intuit

Intuit Inc. is committed to powering prosperity around the world for consumers, small businesses and the self-employed through its ecosystem of innovative financial management solutions.

Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks® and TurboTax®, which make it easier to manage small businesses and tax preparation and filingQuickBooks Self-Employed provides freelancers and independent contractors with an easy and affordable way to manage their finances and save money at tax time, while Mint delivers financial tools and insights to help people make smart choices about their money.

Founded in 1983, Intuit serves 46 million customers in North America, Europe, Australia, Brazil, and India, with revenue of $5.2 billion in its fiscal year 2017. The company has approximately 8,200 employees with major offices in the United StatesCanada, the United Kingdom, India, Israel, Australia and other locations. More information can be found at


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