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Ratehub logo Receives 2017 Regional Startup Canada ​Award was recognized Thursday by Startup Canada as a regional winner of the Startup Canada High-Growth Entrepreneurship Award, Ontario Region. accepted the award at a red carpet ceremony in Ottawa, Ont. attended by leading Canadian investors, innovators and anchor company executives.

“We’re honoured to be recognized by Startup Canada for the High-Growth Entrepreneurship award,” said Alyssa Furtado, co-founder and CEO of “The last two years have been some of’s most important. We launched new verticals such as credit card comparisons, GICs, savings, and chequing accounts, and more than doubled our staff count each year. My co-founder James Laird and I share this award with our dedicated and incredibly talented teams in Toronto, Montreal and Kingston. We look forward to continuing our mission of building amazing products that help Canadians make smart financial decisions.”

“Congratulations to all of this year’s 2017 regional award winners,” says Victoria Lennox, co-founder and CEO of Startup Canada. “Each and every one of these outstanding organizations have an immense impact on the future of Canada and they all represent the greatness and diversity of our nation’s entrepreneurship community.”

The Startup Canada Awards is the hallmark event and the largest celebration of the Canadian entrepreneurship community—recognizing the individuals, communities, and institutions that have demonstrated innovation, excellence, outstanding achievement, and impact in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship.

After hundreds of nominations poured in from across the country this summer, was one of the over 55 regional award winners that have been pushed forward to the National Adjudication Committee; comprised of some of Canada’s leading entrepreneurship and industry experts. The national winners will be celebrated at the Startup Canada Awards Grand Finale in Ottawa on Oct. 19, 2017.

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