What’s in this Issue
Hello and welcome to Innovators & Entrepreneurs Foundation (IEF) June Newsletter! We are excited to share some key IEF updates, spotlights, and other activities occurring across the Nation this month that can provide support and celebration for you and your businesses.
2022 CANIE Award Phase One Nomination/Application Extension
For that reason, we are thrilled to announce that we will be extending our Phase One CANIE Award nomination deadline. The new deadline to apply to the Phase One CANIE Awards is June 13th, 2022, at midnight Pacific Standard Time.
Global Impact Business Owner of the Year (Presented by UPS) – Awarded to a business that demonstrates outstanding achievement and social impact in both Canada and international markets. (Check out the winner of our 2021 Global Impact Award in our Innovation Spotlight below!).
Seniorpreneur Award for Leadership & Innovation (Presented by Arthur J E Child Foundation) – Awarded to a new founder age 55+, leveraging their experience to deliver excellence and contribute to their community.
Climate Related Product Innovation Award (Presented by UPS) – Awarded to an inspiring innovative product inspired that directly addresses climate change
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Phase Two 2022 CANIE Awards
We are proud to announce the details of the second phase of our 2022 CANIE Awards and categories.
2022 CANIE Awards Phase Two Categories:
If you have any questions about the nomination and application process, please reach out to us at email@example.com.
Do you have one dollar and three minutes?
Every dollar donated to IEF between June 1st to June 30th, 2022, represents an entry for us to win a $20,000 donation from Canada Helps.
One hundred percent of every dollar you donate is invested into our services and programming that directly serves entrepreneurs and innovators from under-represented groups. Your donation will aid us in being a conduit for founders and innovators from marginalized communities across the nation to gain access to equitable support, resources, funding, and recognition in the fields and regions their businesses serve.
Please join our supporters, sponsors, and partners in catalyzing systemic change for how founders from marginalized groups are supported nationally.
Thank you to all for your ongoing support of the Innovators & Entrepreneurs Foundation!
Innovation Spotlight: Lucky Iron Fish
This month we cast our Innovation Spotlight on Dr. Gavin Armstrong, founder and CEO of Lucky Iron Fish, and winner of IEF’s 2021 CANIE Award for Global Impact, sponsored by UPS.
Iron deficiency is the world’s largest nutritional deficiency. Dr. Armstrong’s innovation was inspired by his desire to aid with a global nutritional deficiency that impacts over two billion people.
Made from food-grade electrolytic iron powder approved for food fortification worldwide, Lucky Iron Fish is a simple, reusable, and effective cooking tool that adds extra iron to your daily foods or drinks.
Learn more about Lucky Iron Fish here.
FREE Virtual Boot Camp: Understanding Legal Business Structures Hosted by Ownr
This webinar breaks down the differences between sole proprietorships and corporations, what the terms mean, and which business structure is best for your venture. Register here.
Startup Canada’s LGBTQ2S+ Podcast Takeover
Pow Wow Pitch Indigenous Entrepreneur Awards | Deadline June 21, 2022
Their Indigenous Entrepreneur Awards celebrate excellence and outstanding achievement and impact. The Awards are open to Indigenous makers, creatives, artists, musicians, builders, professionals, entertainers, business owners, vendors, innovators, and entrepreneurial leaders who are making a difference. Apply today!