2020 Mitacs Entrepreneur Awards: Call for Applications

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The Mitacs Entrepreneur Awards celebrate outstanding Mitacs program participants (past and present) who have turned their research into an innovative business or business idea.

Past award winners have received wide publicity from local, national, and international media outlets as well as partnership and investment opportunities as a result of being promoted to Mitacs’s national network.

A panel of esteemed judges will select five exceptional researchers-turned-entrepreneurs to receive a total of $25,000 to support their innovative businesses. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on May 27 (new date), in Vancouver, British Columbia. 

What do winners receive?

  • $5,000 towards their start-up
  • Travel and accommodation to attend the awards ceremony in Vancouver on May 27, 2020*
  • Inclusion in national marketing and media promotions

Apply now

Apply by March 19, 2020, 1:00 p.m. PT.

Supporting program participants in their entrepreneurial journey is important to Mitacs. By helping them succeed, we are strengthening Canada’s economy and improving the lives of Canadians.

Successful applicants will be notified by May 6, 2020. For any questions or concerns, email entrepreneur@mitacs.ca.

*Only winners outside of the Vancouver area will receive travel and accommodation to attend the event.