Notman House and MTL NewTech celebrate Montreal tech with #StartupCommunityAwards

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Last week, The Osmo Foundation and MTL NewTech hosted its first-ever Montreal Startup Community Awards.

The Awards were meant to celebrate members of the tech community that built up and supported the Montreal ecosystem. While the award named one 2017 ‘champion’ in each category, it also recognized contributions from the community more broadly. The public was allowed to vote until early November for the top three in each category, while a panel of judges narrowed down each winner.

“2017 is the year that we couldn’t pass without highlighting the amazing contribution of countless dedicated women and men without whom our ecosystem wouldn’t be where it is today,” Notman House wrote in a blog post.

“We will be recognizing the people, the places and the organizations that are working tirelessly, often without recognition. It’s time to celebrate all they have done so over the past year.”

The full list includes:

Champion corporatif de l’année / Corporate champion of the year
  • Fasken Martineau — Winner
  • Desjardins Lab
  • BDO International
  • Champion startup de l’année / Startup champion of the year
  • Budgeto — Winner
  • SmartHalo
  • Le Wagon
  • Conférencier(iére) invité(e) de l’année / Guest speaker of the year
  • Sylvain Carle (Real Ventures) — Winner
  • LP Maurice (Budbud)
  • Yoshua Bengio (Element AI)
  • Organisteur(trice) communautaire de l’année / Community organizer of the year
  • Marie-Gabrielle Ayoub (Le Wagon)
  • David Gobeille-Kaufman (Mangrove MTL) – Winner
  • Bénevolé de l’année / Volunteer of the year
  • Marek Zaluski (C2 Montreal) – Winner
  • Allen Shashaty (
  • Gabrielle Paris (Propulsion Conseillers d’affaires 360)
  • Mentor de l’année / Mentor of the year
  • Sam Haffar (Real Ventures) – Winner
  • Monia Poncik
  • Rita Baker (Montreal Lean Startup Circle)
  • Connecteur(e) de l’année / Connector of the year
  • Phil Telio (Startupfest) – Winner
  • Jan Arp (FormFintech)
  • Emmanuel Cameron (Futurpreneur Canada)
  • Ambassadeur(drice) de Montréal de l’année / Montreal ambassador of the year
  • Yoshua Bengio (IVADO) – Winner
  • Noah Redler (Arche Innovations)
  • Jean-Francois Gagne (Element AI)
  • Champion(ne) de diversité(e) / Champion of diversity
  • Cassie Rheaume (Canada Learning Code) – Winner
  • Chloe Freslon (URelles)
  • Naoufel Testaouni (Queer Tech MTL)
  • Champion(ne) communautaire de l’année / Community champion chair of the year
  • Noor El Bawab (District 3 Innovation Centre) – Winner
  • Thibaud Marechal (Real Ventures)
  • Marc Alloul (Budgeto)
  • Photo via Twitter

    Jessica Galang

    Jessica Galang

    Freelance tech writer. Former BetaKit News Editor.

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