BDC Innovation Award Nominations are Now Open! Angela Larraguibel February 19, 2014 Startups The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and CVCA – Canada’s Venture Capital and Private Equity Association – are pleased to launch the first edition of the BDC Innovation Award. This new annual award will recognize an early-stage Canadian company that has demonstrated the ability to bring innovation to market, reshaping a sector or industry in a new or unexpected way. The Recipient of the 2014 BDC Innovation Award will receive: An invitation to the 2014 CVCA Annual Conference in Ottawa in May 2014, with travel and accommodation included for up to 2 people (as specified by CVCA and BDC), with the opportunity to deliver an acceptance speech to an audience of investors, entrepreneurs and business leaders; Prominence in a national press release, including background information about his or her accomplishments and national recognition; Opportunities to participate in a number of BDC and/or CVCA events during 2014; and A trophy recognizing the company as the Recipient of the 2014 BDC Innovation Award. Applications close April 4, 2014 at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Click here to apply.