Top Ventures of 2017

Ananda Devices

Margaret Magdesian, St. Laurent, QC

ANANDA DEVICES makes drug discovery faster and more cost-effective.

AVA Technologies Inc.

Valerie Song, Vancouver, BC

AVA unlocks the green thumb in anyone. Our smart garden, AVA Byte, is the Nespresso for gardens meets Apple design.

Discourse Media

Erin Millar, Vancouver, BC

Discourse is an innovative digital news media company that provides high-quality investigative journalism about issues that matter to Canadians.

Suzanne Tyson, Toronto, ON enables anyone to convert loyalty points into funds for tuition and/or loan repayments on behalf of a student.

Made with Local

Sheena Russell, Dartmouth, NS

We’re inspiring the world to think about LOVE as an essential nutrient; nourishing community, farmers, and social enterprises through our foods.


Brianne Miller, Vancouver, BC

Nada is a package-free grocery store on a mission to cultivate a better world by inspiring people to change the way they shop for groceries.

SucSeed Inc.

Emily Bland, St. John’s, NFLD

A social enterprise founded by volunteer students employees at risk youth to build hydroponic system to overcome food insecurity.

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