Vision to Reality (#V2R) is back and ready to celebrate Canada’s forward-thinking organizations! Our friends over at PwC Canada hold the same values we do in regards to recognizing innovative organizations that disrupt the status-quo and they do so by recognizing them in the following four categories:
The Visionary: An emerging startup with funds ranging from $0-$50M
The Builder: A mid-marketing organization that breaks through in new ways with funds ranging from $50M-$1B
The Reinventor: A large enterprise that is innovative in business methods with funds ranging from $1B+
The Accelerator: A public sector organization that propels new ideas and companies forward
Since our program focuses on local start-ups, we like seeing that Builders and Reinventors have a channel to be awarded for their efforts. The recognition of each category is salient, as these individuals and businesses are a part of the driving force towards a better future. We want to bring business back to the minds of people who encounter the same situations as we do every day. We’re talking about those ‘rebels’ who fund an idea that disrupts the ordinary. The V2R awards assist in building a community of forward-thinkers and innovators while exposing them to the marketplace as one of the top 20 finalists and four winners of #V2R. As a local Accelerator, we thrive on competition, innovative minds, and future possibilities.
We know that change isn’t easy. But that’s exactly what Alberta’s economy is doing. We see it in the new startups popping up, and the new deals happening right here in our province (read PwC’s InvestAB report here). That is why we believe these awards are so important. Plus, it gives us a reason to join PwC and our fellow Canadians to celebrate exceptional ideas.
Applications for the 2019 awards are now open! Go to https://www.pwc.com/ca/en/vision-to-reality.html before the deadline on December 21, 2018 and start your application today.
We can’t wait to see where your innovation takes you!
Once you have applied and you are waiting on the results, come join us at The Accelerator Batch #4 Demo Day on November 26th!