Startup Canada Press Release:

DrugBank received the Startup Canada Prairie High-Growth Startup of the Year Award in Edmonton, presented by Mastercard Canada. As a proud sponsor of the sixth annual Startup Canada Awards, we are thrilled to recognize and celebrate outstanding achievement in Canada's entrepreneurship and innovation community across Canada.

"Congratulations to the 2019 winners of the Startup Canada Awards," said Victoria Lennox, Co-Founder and President of Startup Canada. "Each and every one of these outstanding recipients has an immense impact on the future of Canada and they all represent the greatness and diversity of out nation's entrepreneurship community. We are proud to celebrate excellence and impact across Canada by recognizing the entrepreneurs, innovators and support ecosystem making it happen."

"Thanks to our friends and families who have supported us on our entrepreneurial journey.  Especially thanks to our spouses Carmen and Stephanie for giving us so much support and good advice along the way. And of course thanks to our team and all the hard work and insights that they bring to DrugBank every day. We would also like to thank Dr. Wishart, the University of Alberta and TEC Edmonton for working with us to commercialize this technology. And we would like to thank Startup Edmonton for the nomination and for being there to support us for so many years.  We have learned a lot and made mistakes along the way but always keep improving. We couldn’t do it without all of these people around us supporting us and working with us. Lastly thanks to Startup Canada for the award it is a real honour," said DrugBank Co-Founders, Michael Wilson and Craig Knox.

Regional winners will now be evaluated by the National Adjudication Committee; comprised of some of Canada's leading entrepreneurship and industry experts. The national winners will be announced and celebrated at the Startup Canada Awards Grand Finale in Toronto in October, 2019.

For more information, and to schedule media interviews, please contact:

Maddie Stiles
Media Relations, Startup Canada
613-295-4590
[email protected]

About the Startup Canada Awards

The Startup Canada Awards can be likened to the Oscars for the Canadian entrepreneurship community. The awards celebrate and recognize individuals, communities, and institutions that demonstrate innovation, excellence, outstanding achievement, and impact in advancing entrepreneurship in Canada:
- Celebrate those working to advance entrepreneurship in Canada;
- Increase awareness of the importance of strengthening Canada's entrepreneurship ecosystem and culture; and,
- Incentivize efforts and elevate the ambitions of the Canadian entrepreneurial and innovation community.

For more information, visit www.startupaward.ca.