Stand with owners

We’re searching for game-changing business owners

Apply for your chance to win $125,000 in funding, advertising and technology to fuel your business growth

Jayesh Vekariya and Linda Biggs Owners, joni

2022 #StandWithOwners winners:

Jayesh Vekariya & Linda Biggs

Owners, joni

Ready to fuel your business growth?

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

Contest timeline

Applications open

June 7, 2023

#StandWithOwners application period begins

Applications close

September 6, 2023

#StandWithOwners application period closes at 11:59pm ET

Finalist announcement

September 20, 2023

20 finalists will be announced and highlighted

Grand prize winners announcement

October 5, 2023

5 grand prize winners will be announced and celebrated

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.

Ready to apply?

Apply now for your chance to win $125,000 in prizing to fuel your business growth

Brandon Marton & Omar Miller, Owners of Hinton Scaffold Solutions

2022 #StandWithOwners winners:

Brandon Marton & Omar Miller

Owners, Hinton Scaffold Solutions

Thanks to our partners

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

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Murrae Wilson, Co-owner, La Boutique

Murrae Wilson

Co-owner, La Boutique

Sidney, BC

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