Organized by the Guelph Chamber of Commerce, the Awards of Excellence is Guelph’s premier appreciation event of the year where we, at Innovation Guelph, get to celebrate our clients’ growth and achievement!
Each year, we recognize six of our amazing clients from Startups to Small & Medium-sized businesses (SMEs). From these companies, we choose one Start Up of the Year, and one Small & Medium-sized Enterprise of the Year to bring home the coveted glass globe statue.
2018 Innovation Guelph Award Recipients
2018 START UP OF THE YEAR:
Kenna Whitnell, Founder
Altilis Beauty®, a division of Soleluna Cosmetics Inc. is disrupting the cosmetics industry through the sourcing of effective, innovative and environmentally responsible ingredients. Their thoughtfully crafted skincare line, consisting of three skincare essentials is formulated with breadfruit and other tropical botanicals for a complete system of antioxidant, protective and aging-preventative compounds to achieve healthy, youthful skin.
Altilis Beauty’s commitment to you for every product purchased is the gift of transparency – the traceability of their ingredients, the ethical conditions in which the business operates as well as their continuous efforts to preserve our global environment.
2018 SME OF THE YEAR:
Canadian Extreme Climate Systems
Brian Bassindale & Carolyn Bassindale, Co-owners
(pictured with Innovation Guelph mentors Stacey Curry Gunn & Jeff Campbell)
Canadian Extreme Climate Systems Ltd. provides solutions for vehicles in the climate control and idle reductions spaces for on and off-road vehicles. Their technologies are installed in small to medium OEM companies in several applications such as Utility Trucks, Agriculture, Municipal Vehicles and Heavy Construction as well as aftermarket in most sectors, dominantly in municipal fleet applications such as policing. One of their core products is the patented GRIP Idle Management System which is a fully automated vehicle control system that can be added to vehicles with high idle times reducing and tracking the fuel and emissions reduction.