CABI Awards

Each year, the CABI presents its national awards recognizing contributions to, and achievements in, the field of business incubation. We are proud of our award winners they are proof that excellence in incubation has a lasting impact.

CABI member incubators across Canada help launch companies every day. These companies have lasting impacts on their communities, their customers, and the economy. Learn more about some of the Canadian entrepreneurs who have made a name for themselves with the help of a business incubator.

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CABI's Annual Awards

Incubator-of-the-Year: Centech

Launched in 1996, Centech is a catalyst for all development efforts of technological start ups and their management teams in order to contribute to Quebec’s prosperity and is the reference in the development of successful technological businesses in their province. Ideally located in the heart of Montreal, Centech provides its incubated clients with 11,000 sq ft of incubation space with 100% occupancy Centech supports its incubated companies in every step to financing and commercializing their new product. Centech also offers access to ETS University laboratories and infrastructures. Centech supplies full time internal business advisors, part time external advisors as well as technological and business mentorship and training.


Helene Filion, Philippe Jacome, Eve Rosamilia and Robert Dumontet of Centech receiving CABI's Incubator-of-the-Year Award from Ed Hobbs and David McNamara.

Distinguished Partner Award: HUB International

The 2013 Distinguished Partner Award is presented to HUB International in recognition of their long term partnership and support to CABI and its membership.

HUB International is known for its market-specific expertise, comprehensive programs, exceptional service and cost-effective pricing. The company has extensive resources, regional specialists, risk management professionals and personal insurance advisors who are experts in addressing the needs of Business Incubators and their client companies.


Elaine Maloney of Hub International receiving CABI's Distinguished Partner Award