Canadian Export Challenge

2020 Canadian Export Challenge Recap

The 2020 Canadian Export Challenge supported more than 3,400 entrepreneurs across Canada to become export-ready and to connect with Canada’s global growth ecosystem.

The Final Showdown took place on October 20th Watch the recording here.

Meet the 2020 CXC Winners

$25,000 Scale-up Winner: Megan Leslie, Co-Founder of Nanotess

Calgary-based company Nanotess, Co-Founded by Megan Leslie, is a nanotechnology company commercializing nanomolecule-enabled health care and decontamination products. They currently offer biocompatible and bioselective wound dressings for chronic wounds in both humans and animals.

$5,000 Startup Winner: Yamila Franco, Co-Founder & CFO of Nyoka Design Labs

Based in Courtenay British Columbia, Nyoka Design Labs is reimagining the traditional plastic glow-stick and working towards empowering the next generation of eco-conscious entrepreneurs. Co-Founded by Yamila Franco, Nyoka uses permaculture design, Indigenous earth-caring knowledge, and biotechnology to power their Light Wand – a bioluminescent, non-toxic, reusable glow-stick.

Regional Scale-up Winners

$5,000 Prizes Awarded


Parados Cerebral Solutions Inc.

Braze Mobility Inc.



The Cultured Coconut

Regional Startup Winners

$2,500 Prizes Awarded


LFAnt Medical

Nyoka Design Labs


Wild Card Winners


Boardballl Inc.

Indigena Skincare

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