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CICG Partner Testfire Labs receives 2018 Prairies Region Startup Canada Innovation Award

(May 28th, 2018) – Edmonton, AB – Testfire Labs received the 2018 Prairies Region Startup Canada Innovation Award in Winnipeg, MB. The Awards, which launched in 2014 and are now marking their fifth year, are the hallmark event celebrating outstanding achievement in Canada’s entrepreneurship and innovation community.

“Testfire Labs is a shining example of excellence in Canadian entrepreneurship,” said Victoria Lennox CEO and Co-founder of Startup Canada. Dave Damer, Founder & CEO of Testfire Labs, is a role model that will continue to inspire other individuals to redouble their efforts and inspire future generations in building Canada into an innovation nation.”

“We’re thrilled to receive the Startup Canada Innovation Award and to share in this success with the many inspiring award winners,” said Damer. “Our team at Testfire Labs is dedicated to building tools that allow people to do more meaningful work, and this award is validation that our hard work, experimentation, and commitment, have all been worth it. We’re proud to be a part of Canada’s entrepreneurial tech ecosystem – thank you for this recognition.”

Every year, the Startup Canada Awards attract hundreds of nominations; celebrate more than 60 entrepreneurs, innovators, and support organizations from coast-to-coast-to-coast; and attract more than 1,500 attendees and 4,000 online viewers at regional and national ceremonies.

Recipients join the prestigious Startup Canada Awards Alumni Network, a platform to elevate winners’ ongoing impact for Canada and to provide inspiration for the next generation of Canadian entrepreneurs.

About the Startup Canada Awards

The annual Startup Canada Awards are the hallmark event that celebrate and recognize those driving impact and demonstrating excellence in Canada’s entrepreneurship and innovation community. The objectives of the Startup Canada Awards are to:

  • Celebrate those working to advance entrepreneurship in Canada;

  • Increase awareness of the importance of strengthening Canada’s entrepreneurship ecosystem and culture; and,

  • Incentivize efforts and elevate the ambitions of the Canadian entrepreneurial and innovation community.

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About Testfire Labs

Testfire Labs develops enterprise productivity tools that modernize the way people work, so they can achieve more, faster. Founded in 2017 and headquartered in Edmonton, AB, Testfire Labs has received seed funding from Iris Technologies Inc., Alberta Innovates, and various private investors, and was selected as a top startup to watch by Startup Edmonton.

Testfire’s flagship product,, is a natural-language artificial intelligence (AI) assistant that attends meetings, captures notes, action items and data points, and uses machine learning to then identify potential workplace bottlenecks, areas for collaboration, delivering insights into organizational productivity.

About Startup Canada

Startup Canada is the national rallying community and voice for Canada’s 2.3 million entrepreneurs. Since launching in 2012, Startup Canada has grown to represent more than 200,000 entrepreneurs and 50 grassroots communities from coast to coast to coast. Through digital programs and flagship events, Startup Canada is the network promoting, inspiring, educating, connecting and giving a voice to Canada’s entrepreneurs; supporting them to start, operate and scale businesses that build a better Canada for the world today and for future generations. For more information, visit

For more information, and to schedule media interviews, please contact:

Startup Canada: Maddie Stiles

Media Relations, Startup Canada


Testfire Labs: Danelle Fash

Marketing Manager, Testfire Labs


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