The four winners of the 2018 Mompreneur® of the Year Awards were announced at the 6th Annual National Mompreneurs® Conference in Toronto. Out of hundreds of nominees, Adriana De Luca and Michelle Lalonde of Tiber River from Winnipeg, Manitoba were awarded the Mompreneur Award of Excellence.
“Empowered Women, empower women.” And with that, the winners of the 2018 Mompreneur® of the Year Awards were announced Saturday at the 6th Annual National Mompreneurs® Conference and Awards in Toronto. This year the finalists, representing 6 provinces, brought forth some of the most innovative, creative and productive businesses and non-profits from coast to coast—with finalists from Vancouver, BC to Shediac, NB bringing in a combined gross revenue of $12+ million in 2017—in addition to creating job opportunities for 185 employees Canada-wide.
Public votes were cast by over 30,000 supporters, which narrowed down hundreds of nominees to just 23 finalists in the four categories. Those finalists were then presented to an esteemed and diverse panel of judges who undertook a rigorous review process to select their top picks in each category, which includes one main award, The Mompreneur® Award of Excellence with a top prize valued at over $30,000.
Mompreneurs® is thrilled to announce that Adriana De Luca and Michelle Lalonde of Tiber River Naturals from Winnipeg, Manitoba have been named Canada’s Official Mompreneurs of the Year for 2018, and have been awarded the Mompreneur® Award of Excellence.
Mompreneurs® has expanded its awards to recognize and help provide support, funding and exposure in other three deserving business categories, each receiving a prize package of over $5,000. The three additional awards include: The Startup Award for promising start-ups who have been in business for under three years; The Momentum Award recognizing a service-based business that is either a non-profit or charity, or is a business that benefits the community at large. The Merit Award is for those whose businesses are consultant, franchisee or broker-based.
We are proud to announce the outstanding winners in those three categories as well:
Mompreneur® Startup Award— Tamara Al Dip of Nanashake, Toronto, ON
Mompreneur® Momentum Award— Kate Belbeck of Belbeck’s Family Farm featuring Rent The Chicken, Moffat, ON
Mompreneur® Award of Merit— Kah-Mei Smith of Young Living Essential Oils, Port Coquitlam, BC
Congratulations to our winners, and to our 23 outstanding finalists who are making a difference in the lives of their families, their employees and the greater community.
The Mompreneurs® organization wishes to thank all of our Elite Sponsors who through their support and encouragement are helping to build strong, viable and innovative business visionaries across Canada: GoDaddy, National Bank, UPS Canada, Evolocity Financial Group, Global Payments, SAGE and TruShield Insurance.