Today, we’re excited to launch the voting for the Startup Global Pitch Competition UPS People’s Choice Award.
Startup Global connects entrepreneurs who want to build globally-competitive businesses with a network of support, resources, and partners dedicated to their success. In partnership with UPS, the People’s Choice Award is awarded to the Startup Global Pitch Competition semi-finalist with the most votes. The winner receives $5,000 to grow their business and a spot in the Grand Finale. The Top 10 finalists will compete one last time at the Grand Finale in October for a chance to win an additional $30,000 (1st place), $15,000 (2nd place), and $10,000 (3rd place).
The People’s Choice Award is just one of many ways that UPS supports small businesses across Canada. As a longstanding partner of ours, they offer special discounts and offers for small businesses as well as resources and a blog specifically designed for startups. They are proud to be the sponsor of the People’s Choice Award to continue to support entrepreneurship and innovation here in Canada.
“UPS has been a longstanding and instrumental partner in helping early stage entrepreneurs to go global. Through workshops, advisory support, and customized offerings, UPS has shown up for our community throughout their entrepreneurial journey. The $5,000 People’s Choice award is another testament to how much they value supporting our entrepreneurs”, said Kayla Isabelle, CEO of Startup Canada.
“We are excited and proud of our partnership with Startup Canada and supporting The People’s Choice Award, said Paul Gaspar, director of small business at UPS Canada.” “At UPS, we are passionate and focused on helping small businesses grow and partnerships like these are very important in supporting Canadian entrepreneurs”.
To support this year’s Startup Global 2022 semi-finalists, please cast your vote by September 23rd here and register to watch our finalists pitch live at the Startup Global Pitch Competition Grand Finale happening at Startup Day 2022. Make sure to register for Startup Day before September 23rd to take advantage of our early bird promotion!