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Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Announce Clearpath Robotics CEO Matt Rendall as Finalist for Young Entrepreneur Category
(Kitchener, Ontario – July 4, 2013) The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards, celebrating 20 years of honoring entrepreneurship and innovation in Canada, announced today that Clearpath Robotics CEO, Matt Rendall, is a finalist in the category of Young Entrepreneur.
“Our Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists are helping lay the foundation for a better working world,” says Colleen McMorrow, National and Ontario Entrepreneur Of The Year program director. “When we stand behind these business leaders and empower them to thrive, there’s no limit to what they can achieve.”
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award honors the Canada’s leading entrepreneurs from all areas of business. Award finalists are based on their vision, leadership, financial success and contributions to social responsibility.
“I am honored and humbled for this recognition. Our accomplishments at Clearpath Robotics would not have been possible without my equally driven and passionate team and business partners. Entrepreneurship is a team sport and the amazing people at Clearpath deserve this recognition as much as I do,” said Matt Rendall, Chief Executive Officer at Clearpath Robotics.
The Ontario winners will be announced at the Ernst and Young Awards Gala in Toronto on October 24, 2013. The overall winner will represent the region at the national gala held in Toronto on November 27, 2013.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year
Entrepreneurs turn us on. To new ideas, new ways of thinking and new possibilities. We’ve shone the spotlight on entrepreneurs for 20 years – and we’ve only just begun. Nominees are reviewed by an independent judging panel composed of several distinguished business leaders and previous award recipients. The 2013 Ontario judging panel consisted of John Albright, Founder and Managing Partner, Relay Ventures; Claude Haw, Managing Partner, Venture Coaches; Tim Jackson, Vice President, University Relations, University of Waterloo; Don Morrison, Senior Managing Director and Country Head, OMERS Private Equity; Nicole Musicco, Vice President, Funds & Co-Investments, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan; David Shaw, 2010 Ontario Entrepreneur Of The Year professional services category winner and Founder and CEO, Knightsbridge Human Capital Management; and Dr. Ilse Treurnicht, CEO, MaRS Discovery District. www.ey.com/ca/EOY.
About Clearpath Robotics
Clearpath Robotics, a global leader in unmanned vehicle robotics research and development, is dedicated to automating the world’s dullest, dirtiest, and deadliest jobs. The Company serves leading researchers in over 30 countries worldwide in academic, corporate and military environments. Recognizing the value of future innovation, Clearpath Robotics established Partnerbot, a grant program to support university robotics research teams, internationally. Clearpath Robotics provides robust, robotic solutions that are engineered for performance, designed for customization, and built for open source. Visit Clearpath Robotics at clearpathrobotics.com.
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