Startup Canada Indigenous Entrepreneur Award
Bobbie Racette | Founder & CEO, Virtual Gurus
The winner of the 2019 Startup Canada Indigenous Entrepreneur Award is Calgary-based entrepreneur, Bobbie Racette. She is the Founder & CEO of Virtual Gurus, a global online platform connecting freelancers with businesses for short-term contract work. After moving away from the oil and gas sector, Bobbi Racette identified a market gap that inspired her to create an easy-to-use and reliable service that benefits both the employee and the employer. This year, Virtual Gurus achieved more than one million dollars in annual recurring revenue. Racette is also the founder of the Alberta LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce. By building a high-growth, inclusivity-first company, Bobbi Racette is leading by example as a proud Indigenous entrepreneur and champion for the LGBTQ community.