(Kitchener, ON, Canada – October 29, 2013) The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Awards, celebrating 20 years of honoring entrepreneurship and innovation in Canada, announced CEO of Clearpath Robotics, Matt Rendall, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2013 Ontario award winner in the category of Young Entrepreneur. The Ernst & Young Awards Gala was held at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre Thursday evening.
“I am thrilled and incredibly honored to receive this award,” said Matt Rendall, CEO and co-founder of Clearpath Robotics. “Entrepreneurship is a team sport; this milestone is shared equally amongst my dedicated business partners and the whole Clearpath team – we are in this together 100%.”
With Matt Rendall’s leadership, Clearpath Robotics became profitable within 18 months of its inception, and has since developed a customer base of leading researchers in over 25 countries around the world.
“Leading entrepreneurs see the future before it takes place,” says Colleen McMorrow, National and Ontario EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program director. “Inspiring others to embrace entrepreneurship is exactly what we need in Canada.”
Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates the contribution and spirit of entrepreneurs everywhere. The Canadian program is in its 20th year of honoring the country’s most impressive entrepreneurs from all areas of business. Award finalists are chosen based on their vision, leadership, financial success and social responsibility.
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 for research and development, is dedicated to automating the world’s dullest, dirtiest, and deadliest jobs. The Company serves robotics leaders in over 30 countries worldwide in academic, corporate, industrial, 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 vehicles and autonomous solutions that are engineered for performance, designed for customization, and built for open source. Visit Clearpath Robotics at www.clearpathrobotics.com, follow us on Twitter @clearpathrobots or like us on Facebook.
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