Mitacs Entrepreneurial Awards

The Mitacs Entrepreneur Awards celebrate outstanding Mitacs alumni who have ventured into entrepreneurship and turned their research into an innovative business or business idea.

A panel of esteemed judges will select five exemplary researchers-turned-entrepreneurs to receive a total of $25,000 to support their winning businesses. The winners will be announced at an award ceremony on May 28, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  

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

What do winners receive?

  • $5,000 towards their start-up
  • Travel and accommodation to attend the awards ceremony in Halifax on May 28*
  • Inclusion in national marketing and media promotions

Past award winners have received great 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.

Successful applicants will be notified by May 10, 2019.

For any questions or concerns, email entrepreneur@mitacs.ca.

Apply at the following link: https://connect.mitacs.ca/en

2019 Mitacs Entrepreneur Awards support Mitacs program participants who have ventured into entrepreneurship and turned their research into an innovative business or business idea. The deadline to apply is March 26, 2019, 23:59 PT.