Stand with owners

We’re searching for game-changing business owners

Thousands of businesses applied for their chance to win $125,000 in funding, advertising and technology to fuel their business growth. Due to the overwhelming response, our top 20 finalists will be announced on September 27.

Application period is now closed
Jayesh Vekariya and Linda Biggs Owners, joni

2022 #StandWithOwners winners:

Jayesh Vekariya & Linda Biggs

Owners, joni

Contest timeline

Applications opened

June 7, 2023

The #StandWithOwners application period began

Applications closed

September 6, 2023

The #StandWithOwners application period closed at 11:59pm ET

Finalist announcement

September 27, 2023

20 finalists will be announced and highlighted

Grand prize winners announcement

October 5, 2023

5 grand prize winners will be announced and celebrated

Our top prize winners will receive the following

5 grand prize winners receive


in funding, advertising, technology and other prizing

Mentorship and recognition

recognition and advice customized to their business needs, with our TELUS advisory council

15 finalists receive


in funding, technology and other prizing


and exposure to spotlight their business stories

Meet the judges
Anjali Kapal

VP, Product Management & Customer Experience, Canada Post

With a passion for innovation, Anjali’s expertise is in leading product development through strategic partnerships, designs and strategies, to find market fit and achieve scale.

Collage of past #StandWithOwners winners

TELUS is a proud supporter of Canadian business

Since 2020, we’ve committed $3.5 million to #StandWithOwners, providing funding, technology and recognition to help them thrive in a digital world

Thanks to our partners

Canada Post
The Globe and Mail
Petro Canada
Fully Managed by TELUS Business
Air Canada

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