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Global Entrepreneurship award winner


Surface Medical to be recognized as the Prairies Winner of the 2016 Startup Canada Award for Global Entrepreneurship

September 6th 2016 - Surface Medical Inc. (“Surface Medical”) was recognized by Startup Canada as the Prairies Winner of the Startup Canada Award for Global Entrepreneurship. The company will be presented with the award in Edmonton, Alberta during a red carpet event on October 25th.

“On behalf of the entire team at Surface Medical, we would like to thank Startup Canada for this recognition,” said Tony Abboud, Vice President of Business Development at Surface Medical. “Our company has had a transformative year with our CleanPatch® product line, which has included a multinational partnership and global expansion into new healthcare markets. We are honoured to be included among the best and brightest entrepreneurial organizations in Canada, and look forward to meeting many of them in Edmonton next month”.

“Startup Canada Award winners and runners-up are architects of a better future for Canada for entrepreneurs,” said Victoria Lennox, CEO of Startup Canada. “As champions of the entrepreneurship movement, they deserve to be celebrated to the highest degree. Thank you and congratulations to all nominees and winners for elevating the efforts, ambitions, and standards of success for the entrepreneurship community across Canada.”

The Startup Canada Awards can be likened to the Oscars for the Canadian entrepreneurship community - celebrating and recognizing the individuals, communities and institutions that have demonstrated innovation, excellence, outstanding achievement and impact in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship.

As a regional winner, Surface Medical will be pushed forward to the National Adjudication Committee and the national winners will be celebrated at the Startup Canada Awards Grand Finale in Toronto on Nov. 29.

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

Surface Medical Inc.

Tony Abboud

VP, Business Development


Startup Canada Press Contact:

Kathryn Forrest

Communications and Marketing Manager, Startup Canada

1-844-782-7801 ext. 106


About Surface Medical Inc

Surface Medical Inc. is an Alberta-based medical device company focused on developing products to address an estimated 48 billion dollar problem that results in 100,000 deaths in North America each year: Hospital-Acquired Infections. Founded in 2010, Surface Medical is dedicated to creating innovative products that reduce the transfer of infection and facilitate the safe administration of healthcare for the benefit of practitioners and patients alike. For more information about Surface Medical, please visit

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.

The Startup Canada Awards are proudly supported by Intuit Canada, UPS Canada, Wolf Blass, MNP LLP, Scotiabank, Business Development Bank of Canada, East Valley Ventures, Freshdesk, and Centre for Social Innovation. The Startup Canada Awards are also supported by FluidReview by Survey Monkey. For more information, visit

About Startup Canada

Startup Canada is the leading national social enterprise supporting and giving a voice to entrepreneurs through online programs, national awards, flagship events, and partnerships with private sector and government to foster a community for startup and small business success across the country. For more information, visit