Gala & Awards

The ScaleUp Gala & Awards, held during ScaleUp Week, was an exceptional event dedicated to honoring Western Canadian leaders and companies demonstrating significant potential for scale. This prestigious celebration showcased the latest scaling practices and acknowledged the remarkable achievements of scale-ups throughout the region. Attendees were treated to insightful keynote speeches, engaging interviews with award recipients, and valuable networking opportunities. The evening was a testament to the potential of our entrepreneurs and leaders, fostering growth and propelling them toward greater heights.

Thursday, June 20, 2024
BMO Centre, Stampede Park, Calgary | 5- 9 pm MST

Meet our 2024 Winners

ScaleUp Company of the Year
Wilson Acton
ScaleUp Entrepreneur of the Year
CoolIT Systems
International ScaleUp of the Year
Social Impact ScaleUp of the Year
Zeno Renewable
Sustainable ScaleUp of the Year
ScaleUp Ecosystem Leader of the Year
Kathairos Solution
ScaleUp Sector Award

The Awards

At the ScaleUp Gala and Awards, honourees are selected based on a comprehensive evaluation of their professional achievements, commitment to growth and scale, and overall influence within the Western Canadian region. Our award categories recognize diverse leaders who have made significant strides in advancing their enterprises and embodying the spirit of scale.

Main Awards

ScaleUp Company of the Year

Presented to a high growth company with a minimum of five employees and $1m revenue that has demonstrated significant achievements and sustained growth with an average annualized growth of 20%, each year, over the past three years. 

ScaleUp Entrepreneur of the Year

Presented to an individual that has taken an idea and turned it into a successful company with strong financials and rapid growth in its first 3-5 years of operation. The winner of this award is known for scaling companies, creating opportunities and disrupting markets. 

People’s Choice

Presented to a scale-up company that can demonstrate they have engaged the loyal support of their community. This award is determined by a public vote, highlighting the company's ability to connect with and positively impact its local or regional community through its products, services, or initiatives.

Pathway Awards

International ScaleUp of the Year

Recognizing SMEs with ambitious international expansion strategies and the potential to become key players in global markets, demonstrating resilience, cultural agility, and strategic foresight.

ScaleUp Ecosystem Leadership Award

Acknowledging individuals or organizations in the broader ecosystem that nurtures SME growth and innovation.  We honour those who work tirelessly behind the scenes to create an enabling environment for SMEs to thrive, innovate, and make meaningful contributions to the economy and society.

Social Impact ScaleUp of the Year

Recognizing an organization (For Profit and Not for Profit) with a business model that gives something back, with an emphasis on doing good for the community. These organizations concentrate on more than just commercial success and relentless growth at any cost.

Sustainable ScaleUp of the Year

Recognizing achievements in renewable energy, clean technology, environmental conservation, and sustainable practices across different sectors.   

ScaleUp Sector Awards

The ScaleUp Sector Awards recognizes the achievements and innovations within different industries. These awards allow us to showcase the unique challenges, opportunities, and accomplishments within each industry, providing a more focused and meaningful recognition for SMEs operating within those sectors.

At ScaleUp Week, we believe there is a sponsorship package tailored for everyone who shares our passion for fostering high growth and driving scale. Whether you're a scaleup or growth focused company looking to increase visibility or a corporate leader seeking to make a significant impact, our diverse range of sponsorship options provides the perfect platform to showcase your commitment to thinking bigger. Contact us to identify a sponsorship package that works for you, and join our partners in celebrating scale-up leaders!