TORONTO– October 23rd– Miryam Lazarte, CEO of LatAm Startups received the Startup Canada National Newcomer Entrepreneur Award in Toronto at the MaRS Discovery District presented by . As a proud winner 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.

“The positive disruptive spirit and diversity of Canada’s entrepreneurial community have become the backbone of our economy, and a key contributor to the nation’s prosperity” said Victoria Lennox, Chief Executive Officer of Startup Canada. “We are honoured to recognize this year’s innovators and business builders and proud to support organizations across Canada on their entrepreneurial endeavours”

“When Innovation is united with Entrepreneurship, Canada’s prosperity is increased. The Manning Awards Foundation has long championed the recognition of Innovators and Startup Canada has long championed the recognition of Entrepreneurs said Preston Manning, Founder of Manning Foundation. Going forward we will together celebrate their contributions to Canada’s economic growth and social development”

Newcomer Entrepreneur Of The Year Award 2019

“Canada is a country embracing newcomers and supporting entrepreneurs, I’m blessed and thankful for living in this wonderful country. Canadians helped me from day one to build my business and my community. I’m also grateful to work every day with amazing newcomer entrepreneurs part of our LatAm Startups community, from startups, volunteers and colleagues” says Miryam Lazarte, CEO of LatAm Startups

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Matthew Curtis
Media Relations, Startup Canada
1-613-627-0787 ext 103

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.

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About Startup Canada

Startup Canada is Canada’s entrepreneurship organization. Startup Canada promotes and supports the success and growth of Canada’s 3.5 million entrepreneurs, with a mandate to foster economic growth, competitiveness, and prosperity through entrepreneurship. Since launching, Startup Canada’s programming has directly supported more than 200,000 entrepreneurs and 50 grassroots Startup Community organizations. Working with over 750 ecosystem partners, including accelerators, incubators, research parks, educational institutions, economic development agencies, associations, and government programs, Startup Canada serves entrepreneurs from all backgrounds, industries, and stages of development, with a network reflective of Canada’s diverse population. Learn more at