GUELPH– May 28 – Innovation Guelph received the CANIE Award for Enterprise Support presented by the Innovators and Entrepreneurs Foundation within the 2020 CANIE Digital Awards Tour. As a proud winner of the CANIE Awards, Innovation Guelph is thrilled that this year’s event recognizes outstanding achievement in Canada’s entrepreneurship and innovation community and delivers a message of resilience and hope during these challenging times.

“In this time of great uncertainty,” said Kayla Isabelle, Board Chair of the Innovators and Entrepreneurs Foundation and Executive Director of Startup Canada, “it’s important to be mindful that many entrepreneurs are not currently in a position to be celebrating. That is why this year’s Awards focused on the stories of entrepreneurs who have demonstrated resilience.”

“Everyone at Innovation Guelph is beyond excited by this award,” said Anne Toner Fung, CEO, Innovation Guelph. “We believe innovative, determined entrepreneurs have the power to make positive change in the world. Supporting them in that pursuit is rewarding enough. Being recognized for doing it is incredibly gratifying for the entire team!”

Regional winners will now be evaluated by the National Adjudication Committee, comprised of some of Canada’s leading entrepreneurship and industry experts. The national winners will be announced and celebrated at the CANIE Awards Grand Finale in Ottawa in the Fall, 2020.

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Innovation Guelph CEO Anne Toner Fung receiving the CANIE award on a Facebook Live event May 28, 2020

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