The annual Notable Awards are dedicated to recognize young professionals across all of Ontario, Quebec, and Western Canada who are “living the 360° young professional life, from work to play.” The event rocked Toronto last night and in the Entrepreneurship category were a number of emerging professionals — Eric Brass, Adrian Niman, Kristen Wood, Hanif Harji, and Marcus Daniels of HIGHLINE VC.
Founder of the HIGHLINE accelerator, which holds locations in Vancouver, Toronto, San Francisco, and New York, Daniels was awarded the Notable Award for Entrepreneurship (disclosure: BetaKit’s office is located in the co-working space of HIGHLINE’s Toronto campus). In a statement to us, Daniels noted, “I feel honoured to be recongized by fellow entrepreneurs and industry leaders for both my professional & ecosystem impact. What drives me to continuously create new ventures and invest in founders is a deep passion to build world-class companies in Canada that win on the global stage. To be a successful entrepreneur it is never about one person and I feel grateful to collaborate with so many supporters that fuel our collective success.”
In addition to his work with HIGHLINE, Daniels is a board member of the Canadian Association Business Incubation (CABI), board of Advisors for Venture for Canada, Co-chair Enactus Toronto Chapter, Dell Center for Entrepreneurs Advisory Council, and StartupNext mentor.