2020 Mitacs Entrepreneur Awards

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After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the awards ceremony due to COVID-19 concerns. As soon as it is safe to do so, we will schedule a new date.

Join us for an exciting evening where you can connect with Vancouver's innovation community and learn about how government, industry, and academia are coming together to fuel Canada’s knowledge-based economy.

Then, celebrate five outstanding entrepreneurs from across Canada who have turned their groundbreaking research into dynamic start-ups. Hear their stories and be inspired.


  • 5:30–6:15 p.m. Networking
  • 6:15–6:45 p.m. Innovation debate (stay tuned for more details)
  • 6:45–7:15 p.m. Awards presentation
  • 7:15–8:30 p.m. Networking

Award categories

  • Outstanding entrepreneur
  • Social entrepreneur
  • Global impact entrepreneur
  • Environmental entrepreneur
  • Change agent entrepreneur

Guests must register to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

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