OTTAWA, Ontario, November 9, 2012 – Today Invest Ottawa announces its selection of 100 Rising Stars, CEOs from companies across the National Capital Region. They operate everything from innovative high tech firms, to fashion and food enterprises, to social businesses and charities. The Top 25 will be celebrated on Friday Nov. 16 at the first-ever Ottawa Entrepreneurship Awards as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week Ottawa.
“Celebrating our Rising Star leaders is important. By starting new companies, they are carrying the mandate for wealth and job creation in our region,” says Bruce Lazenby, CEO of Invest Ottawa. “I’d urge anyone concerned with building Ottawa’s innovation engine to come out and support these entrepreneurs while we formally celebrate their accomplishments. They are the leading indicators of our community’s future success.”
Invest Ottawa is working with nearly 20 community organizations to organize Global Entrepreneurship Week Ottawa (#GEW Ottawa) November 12-18. They were asked to submit nominations for the 100 Rising Stars among leaders who operate a business, social enterprise or charitable organization. To be chosen as a Rising Star, the key criteria included creativity, growth of the operation, and overall impact in the community.
In addition to the Top 25 Rising Stars, Invest Ottawa is giving out awards to the Entrepreneurship Support Organization of the Year as well as an individual who will be recognized as the Entrepreneurship Community Builder. The awards event is just one of some 50 events taking place across the National Capital Region during GEW Ottawa. For full details on the week visit, www.GEWOttawa.ca
Ottawa Entrepreneurship Awards
WHEN: Friday, November 16, 2012
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
WHERE: SIDEDOOR Contemporary Kitchen and Bar
20 York Street in the Byward Market
Media are welcome
OTTAWA’S 100 RISING STARS
Adam Winchester – Winlife Health and Fitness Solutions
Alexander Rink – 360pi
Alia El Banna – KIWI Choice, Inc.
Allan Silburt – Insight Design Labs Inc.
Amanda Lunan – Auntie Loos Treats
Amy Shannon Leclair – Leclair Loving Paws & House Sitting Canada Inc.
Andrew Draper – ScratchPad
Aydin Miirzaee – FluidSurveys
Benson Wong – Can I Pay Less Inc.
Bill Cuming – Plexus Control Inc.
Bish Ray – Aether Spectrum Inc.
Brad Weber – Planmytown
Bronwyn Mondoux – Cinnamon Toast
Carl Drodge – BMB Data Consulting Services
Cheryl Draper – Startup Communities
Cory Chobanik – Nonlinear Engineering Inc
Cyprian Szalankiewicz – iMotion Technologies
Danny Crossman – Impakt Protective Inc
David Ker – Real Wat
David Long – SageTea Group
David Rust-Smith – Bibz Game
Dave Hunt – OAK Computing
Debbie Wert – Sole to Soul Foot Care and Reflexology
Deepak Dutt – Zighra Inc.
Diego Macrini – Proximify Inc.
Elias Majic – Ottercall
Elizabeth Lance – Ingenuity Group
Emma Inns – Adorit Boutique
Eric Dormer – DawnSuite Communications Inc.
Erin Knight -NorDocs Technologies Inc.
Erin Maynes – Foodie Pages
Garth Jones – Enhansoft Inc.
Grace Odumo – 613Style
Grant Hall – Nuvyyo Inc.
Ioannis Lambadaris – Ten4Mobile Inc.
Ivy So – HUB Ottawa
Jack Hunt – Netcelerate Corp.
Jaideep Lal – My Loyal One
Jane Porter – HUB Ottawa
Japman Bajaj – Soshal Group
Jason Daley – Conduit Solutions
Jason Pearman – HUB Ottawa
Jean Carriere – 3D Energy Ltd.
Jean Dagenais – ProWare Labs Inc.
Jen Butson – Suprpod
Jennifer Owens – Kaleidoscope Designs Inc.
Joelle D’Aoust – Epic Start Ups Canada
Johanna Lynn – Hypnotiq Services
Josh Moghan – GloberTel Inc.
Joshua Garellek – Arctic Empire Inc.
Karisa Karmali – Art of Attitude
Katrin Kosk – Blumenstudio Inc.
Ken Lawless – BioDiesel Reactor (BDR) Technologies Inc .
Kevin Turnbull – Aurora Corals
Kirk Deininger – Marzar Inc.
Lauren Lerullo – AroundTown
Leslie Lockhart – Kaleidoscope Designs Inc.
Lindsay McPhee – Entrepreneurship Champion
Lisa Butler – Luxe Bridal Boutique
Lisa Meuser – The Meus Productions
Lori Keith – Clever Alley
Maciek Peter Kozlowski – Instantsi.com
Madeleine Abou Hamad – Luxe Bridal Boutique
Maher Awad – ADitude Media Inc.
Manu Sharma – OAK Computing
Mark Edwards – CrowdWave
Max Bailey – Spoonity
Mehran Talebinejad – neurOQOre
Melissa Somers – The Flour Shoppe Inc.
Michael Alam – Valydate Inc.
Michael Golubev – Reportler Inc.
Michael Inskip – Thoroughbred Capital
Mohammad Al Azzouni – Gnowit Inc.
Myles Foster – Foodicus
Nathan Phillips – Nonlinear Engineering Inc.
Nick May – REMAY/SHAV Shower Bar Corp.
Nicole Scheidl – Fit Minds Cognitive Health Products Inc.
Nuket Nowlan – 3D Virtual Crafting
Paul Baack – Elisit Solutions Canada
Paul Dombowsky – Ideavibes
Paul Dumais – Smarter Apps
Pouria Ghods – Giatec Scientific Inc.
Richard Bergman – Titan Building Products
Robert Poole – Freebird Connect Inc.
Rouzbeh Zadeh – rHubs Inc.
Sarah Kerr – Indigenous Youth Empowering Students
Sarah Wise – Better Sweet Treats
Scott Annan – Mercury Grove
Sergey Poltev – CallGeek
Siva Kumar – OmniGlobe
Stephen Grant – Opus2 Mobile Solutions
Steve Adams – Fusebill Inc.
Steve Mate – Co-efficient
Ted Dhillon – CarbonSolve Inc.
Tobie Elizabeth Gorman – Around Town
Tony Wacheski – Anystone Technologies
Tony Watkin – Bushcaddy International Inc.
Vicki Schouten – Iversoft Solutions Inc.
Vinod Rajasekaran – Hub Ottawa