The 2019 50 over 50 Award Applications/Nominations are now open for applications and nominations!

Closing date is midnight June 30, 2019

Celebrating Canadian Entrepreneurs over the age of 50

Hear What Previous Winners Have To Say!

I want to thank you once again for this and for the amazing job you did for this great event.

This has proven to be so incredibly motivating to me – just makes we want to do more.

John Dicks
Nova Graphene Inc.
Halifax, Nova Scotia


Read more testimonials from our winners

Who Are The 2018 Winners?

25 of the 50 over 50 Winners joined me October 17 and 18 in Ottawa to attend various events taking place over the two days! We started with the e-Sax networking event in the evening of October 17 and then October 18, Startup Canada Day on the Hill, a round table discussion on older entrepreneurship with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Canadian Federation of Independent Business and Government dignitaries and ended the day with a cocktail reception!

Federal Government Parliamentary Secretary, Sherry Romanado, attended the round table discussion and was so impressed with what she heard, she talked about it in the House of Commons the following day.


Meet the 50 amazing winners…

The WISE 50 over 50 Awards are pleased to welcome partners who understand and support older entrepreneurs.

“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 50 over 50 Awards. 

Find out how you can become a supporter!

Cdn Federeration of Independent Business
Launch Academy
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
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
British Columbia Innovation Council
Innovation Factory
UCanTrade, Inc.
Welch LLP
Innovate Calgary
Yukon First National Chamber of Commerce
Business Advisory Centre Durham
Opportunities New Brunswick
Ignite Fredericton
BioScience Association – Manitoba
PEI Startup Zone
Women’s Enterprise Centre – BC
Startup Digest – Halifax
PEI Startup Zone
Ontario Centres of Excellence
Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre
Risk Balance
Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre
Spark Centre Durham
Huron Business Centre
Job Junction – Nova Scotia
Invest Ottawa

Windsor Essex Small Business
Province of Nova Scotia
Small Business BC – Awards
Yukon Chamber of Commerce
Innovation PEI
New Brunswick Innovation Foundation
Baffin Business Development Corporation
Labarge Weinstein
CFDC – General Interior First Nations
Volta Labs
City of St. John’s
CBDC – Atlantic Provinces
Emergence – PEI
Genesis Centre
TIE Vancouver
3+ Corporation
NWT Business Development
Kitchener Small Business
National Institute On Aging
RIC Centre – Mississauga
Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce
Government of Canada
Innovate Niagara
Halton Business Centre
KnoRe:Me Inc.
North Forge
Opportunity Place
Kind Village

Toronto Enterprise Centre
Square One
Business Link
Founder Institute
The Pivotal Point
Better Software Company
Family Business Association – Atlantic
Municipality of Pictou County (Nova Scotia)
Cornwall Innovation
Launch Lab
Guelph Wellington Business Centre
Innovation Guelph
MDK Business Law, Professional Corp.
World Trade Centre Winnipeg
MaRS Discovery District
TIE Vancouver
Techalliance London
Community Futures Network
Innovation Saskatchewan
CBDC – Potters Lake (Nova Scotia)
Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation
Yukon Government
Co Space North
Yukon College
Tech Yukon
Island Advance – PEI
I/O Advisory

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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