Stay22 wins Québec Region Global Entrepreneurship Award by The Innovators and Entrepreneurs Foundation

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OTTAWA - June 25th– Stay22 received the CANIE Award for Global Entrepreneurship presented by UPS Canada within the 2020 CANIE Digital Awards Tour. As a proud winner of the CANIE Awards, we are thrilled to recognize outstanding achievement in Canada’s entrepreneurship and innovation community and to deliver a message of resilience and hope during these challenging times.

“It is incredible to see the resilience of entrepreneurs and innovators across the country during times like this.”, said Kayla Isabelle, Board Chair of the Innovators and Entrepreneurs Foundation and Executive Director of Startup Canada, “Coming together to recognize the strength and tenacity of our community is more important than ever”

On evaluating the journey that led to Stay22’s success on a global scale, CEO and Co-Founder Andrew Lockhead had this to say; ‘By thinking big, we were able to figure out right from the beginning, something that is going to be impactful no matter your culture, the language or the type of behaviour a customer will have.’ Only to shed some light onto how the travel tech startup has been pivoting the COVID situation; ‘We are seeing new opportunities come out of this. We are testing out new markets, such as activity based travel, hiking, outdoors activities, rock climbing, bouldering, and so on. This can help us create an even stronger business’.

Regional winners will now be evaluated by the National Adjudication Committee, comprised of some of Canada’s leading entrepreneurship and industry experts. The national winners will be announced and celebrated at the CANIE Awards Grand Finale in Ottawa in the Fall, 2020.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Here is a link to the ceremony.

About the CANIE Awards

The CANIE Awards celebrate and distinguish outstanding achievements in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship.

The objectives of the awards are to: Recognize excellence in innovation and entrepreneurship across Canada by celebrating the impressive journeys and achievements of disruptors that contribute every day to the country’s entrepreneurial landscape. Build a network of individuals and organizations that share our passion for supporting the Canadian entrepreneurial ecosystem and want to contribute to its future. Inspire Canada’s present and future generations to be entrepreneurial innovators by sharing stories of leadership, resilience, disruption, and success in entrepreneurship. Promote entrepreneurial mindsets among Canadian youth with workshops on innovation, ideation, and execution. Increase awareness of Canada’s entrepreneurship ecosystem and the importance of strengthening our culture of innovation.

For more information, visit Stay up-to-date by following the Innovators & Entrepreneurs Foundation on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

What is Stay22

Stay22 is the map based solution which helps event-goers make the best & fastest travel decision by displaying travel services such as: accommodation, parking and restaurants. Stay22 offers more than 60 million bookable listings in over 220 countries and territories. Since its creation in 2016, Stay22 has partnered with over 10,000 event organizers and ticketing platforms to offer travelers and event-goers a seamless booking experience.

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

Alexandra Kahr

Head of Communications, Stay22



Matthew Curtis

Media Relations, Startup Canada

1-613-627-0787 ext 103