Startup Canada Policy Innovation Award
Dr. Ailish Campbell | Canada’s Chief Trade Commissioner
The winner of the 2019 Startup Canada Policy Innovation Award is Dr. Ailish Campbell, Canada’s Chief Trade Commissioner and the driving force behind Canada’s \landmark trade agenda. Dr. Campbell leads a team of thirteen-hundred Trade Commissioners across Canada and in one-hundred-sixty offices across the world that help Canadian businesses succeed globally. Under her leadership, the Trade Commission Service has scaled its support of global entrepreneurs, Canadian Technology Accelerators are starting up in new markets across the world to serve as regional launchpads for Canadian-owned businesses, and new trade agreements, including CETA, are opening up new opportunities for entrepreneurs to grow. Understanding the need to build a strong pipeline of globally ambitious and export-ready entrepreneurs, Dr. Campbell became one of the founding champions of the Canadian Export Challenge, Startup Canada’s flagship program which provides globally-oriented entrepreneurs with the support and resources they need to go global. Dr. Ailish Campbell is a true Canadian policy leader and intrapreneur – innovating the way Canadians scale up globally and transforming how the world does business with Canada.