Edmonton, AB — October 13, 2015 — TEC Edmonton congratulates the success of its nominees and associates for the Startup Canada 2015 Awards (Prairie Region).

“That six of the nine Prairie Region awards should go to Edmonton-based individuals and organizations speaks volumes about Edmonton’s growing reputation as an innovative, entrepreneur-friendly city,” says TEC Edmonton CEO Chris Lumb. “The city’s ‘Make Something Edmonton’ slogan is gaining more national credibility by the day.”

TEC VenturePrize 2015 Fast Growth winner Sensassure was co-winner of the Startup Canada Prairie Region Award for Innovation. The Sensassure team has been developing incontinence products that hold great promise in improving the quality of life for seniors in extended-care homes and lessen the work-load for attendants.

Awarded the Prairie Region Lifetime Achievement Award was Allan Scott, Former President & CEO of the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation.  Now retired, Allan dedicated most of his illustrious career to promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in Alberta, including co-founding TEC Edmonton.

Brian Day, President & CEO of Edmonton-based Campbell Scientific, was named the Prairie Region’s Entrepreneur of the Year. Day has transformed Campbell Scientific from a small distributer of weather and environment monitoring equipment to a global solutions-oriented manufacturer of specialized meteorological measuring equipment.

Tom Fath, angel investor and President and CEO of the Fath Group, was awarded Senior Entrepreneur of the Year – Prairie Region. As head of the O’Hanlon Paving division of the Fath Group, he consistently adapted new technologies to the paving business and has since become a leading investor in Northern Alberta startup companies such Exciton TechnologiesMTI Metabolomics Technologies Inc., VibeDx, Radient Technologies, Quantum Silicon, Bertech, Picomole, Conematic, M31 Design Group and ProMIS NeuroSciences. The Fath Group also owns the FC Edmonton professional soccer team. “Supporting these folks,” says Fath, “is good business.”

TEC Edmonton also congratulates TEC board member Kristina Williams, President and CEO of Alberta Enterprise.  Kristina was honoured as co-winner of the Prairie region’s Startup Canada Entrepreneur Promotion Award. Alberta Enterprise itself won the prairie region’s Entrepreneurship Support Award.

An awards ceremony and celebration for the winners of Startup Canada’s Prairie region winners will be held in Calgary, on Monday, November 9, 2015.   Startup Canada’s national award winners will be named before the national awards celebration to be held December 1, 2015 at Toronto’s CN Tower.

The 2015 Startup Canada Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in Canadian entrepreneurship.

TEC Edmonton TEC Edmonton is a community partnership, a joint venture between the City of Edmonton and the University of Alberta. Our purpose is to accelerate the growth of emerging technology-based companies in Greater Edmonton and Northern Alberta.

For more information regarding Startup Canada’s 2015 Prairie Region award winners associated with TEC Edmonton, please contact:

Chris Lumb
CEO, TEC Edmonton
(+1) 780-248-5886