2018 50 over 50 Award Applications/Nominations open April 1, 2018.

Winners of the 2017 50 over 50 Awards were announced

at Startup Canada Day on the Hill October 19, 2017.

Being a WISE 50 over 50 Award winner for 2017, gives me hope that we are not the forgotten sector of Entrepreneurs in Canada. That we are being recognized as a vibrant people with vision, energy and life experience skills regardless of our age, that move us forward in exciting new business endeavours, creating new jobs, breaking new ground in all areas business.

It is a very exciting time to be alive. I encourage others to put your name forward to be recognized as Canada’s new leaders in Entrepreneurism.

Perry Gotell
Tranquility Cove Adventures
Georgetown P.E.I.

Read more testimonials from our winners

25 of the 50 over 50 Winners joined me October 19 at the Startup Canada Day on the hill to show their support of WISE 50 over 50 Awards and to tell us about their business!

Meet the 50 amazing winners…

“Recognition is the greatest motivator.” — Gerald C. Eakerdale”


Thank you to our supporters who realize the importance of Entrepreneurship as an Encore Career and who are spreading the word about our inaugural 50 over 50 Awards. 

Find out how you can become a supporter!

Cdn Federeration of Independent Business
National Association of Federal Retirees
Startup Canada
Task Force Fredericton
Collab Space
Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce
Women’s Enterprise Centre
Canadian Franchise Association
Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba
Info Entrepreneurs
Futurepreneur Canada
Enterprise Renfrew County
Innovation Factory
UCanTrade, Inc.
Welch LLP
Innovate Calgary
Business Advisory Centre Durham
Opportunities New Brunswick
Telfer School of Business
PEI Startup Zone

Windsor Essex Small Business
Province of Nova Scotia
Global Entrepreneurship Network
Yukon Chamber of Commerce
Innovation PEI
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
Baffin Business Development Corporation
HUB Ottawa
Brampton Entrepreneur Centre
Volta Labs
City of St. John’s
ITWC – The Content Experts
Charlottetown Chamber of Commerce
TIE Ottawa
3+ Corporation
BC Chamber of Commerce

Toronto Enterprise Centre
Square One
Business Link
Founder Institute
The Pivotal Point
Better Software Company
Family Business Association – Atlantic
CARP Ottawa
CARP Newfoundland
Launch Lab
Guelph Wellington Business Centre
Innovation Guelph
MDK Business Law, Professional Corp.
World Trade Centre Winnipeg
MaRS Discovery District
TIE Vancouver
Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce

WISE’s goal is to help encore careerists achieve their business start-up goals by equipping them with the requisite skills, knowledge, resources and confidence.

Learn more about the services offered by WISE – Seniors in Business

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