Emergence Clients Celebrated at Startup Canada Awards 2016

December 30, 2016

Emergence ended 2016 on a high – being the only Canadian incubator to have two clients represented as finalists in the Startup Canada annual awards finale, held in Toronto on November 29, 2016.

sucBoth were finalists for Canadian Young Entrepreneur of the Year, having won this category in their respective regions.

Natasha Dhayagude, CEO of Emergence client, Chinova Bioworks, won the Startup Canada Young Entrepreneur Award for the Atlantic Region on September 13, 2016.

Adam Noble, Founder & CEO of Emergence client, Noblegen, won the Startup Canada Young Entrepreneur Award for Ontario on September 27, 2016.

The Young Entrepreneur of the Year category was eventually won by Swarochish ‘Swish’ Goswami of Calgary, AB. Born in Singapore and raised in the Canadian Prairies, Swish is a 19 year-old University of Toronto student who started his first business at just 7 years old. A serial entrepreneur and innovator, Swish built seven high-impact ventures including World Youth FundThe Next Foundry, and Rafiki Media.

The Startup Canada Awards celebrate and distinguish outstanding achievement in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship.

They are like the Oscars for the Canadian entrepreneurship community – celebrating and recognizing the individuals, communities and institutions that have demonstrated innovation, excellence, outstanding achievement and impact in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship.

“Through their innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurialism, the 2016 Startup Canada Awards winners are driving impact not just in their local communities but also across Canada and the world,” said Startup Canada CEO Victoria Lennox.

“As leaders in the entrepreneurship ecosystem, they are each making Canada a better place to start and scale companies. Thank you and congratulations to all of the nominees and winners. Your accomplishments prove that entrepreneurs can make it in Canada.”

Congrats to both Natasha and Adam! We are proud of your accomplishments, and look forward to working with you throughout 2017.