22 pacific business leaders thriving in the age of uncertainty
Meet the finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Pacific program.
Each year, consulting firm EY recognizes entrepreneurs across the country who showcase innovation and success. Earlier this week, the organization named 22 business leaders as finalists in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Pacific program.
“Despite the ongoing shutdowns across BC—and the rest of the world—causing knock-on disruption to operations and supply chains, these companies have managed to push challenges to the sideline and respond with resilience and agility," says Lui Petrollini, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Pacific Program Director.
"It's no surprise the technology industry has a good showing in this year's group of finalists,” Petrollin added, “as many of these companies were in an optimal position to pivot and accommodate new demands.”
Indeed, the tech industry made a strong showing with companies like Beanworks (sold for $105M+), AbCellera ($650M+ IPO) and Tasktop Technologies (raised for $126M) represented among the list of finalists.
Here’s the full list:
AbCellera (ABCL), Carl Hansen
Apply Digital, Chris Coghlan, Gautam Lohia
Beanworks, Catherine Dahl, Reza Sanaie
Copperleaf, Judi Hess
Cymax Group Technologies Ltd., Rizwan Somji
DeeBee's Organics, Dionne Laslo-Baker
Fresh Prep Foods Inc., Becky Brauer, Husein Rahemtulla, Dhruv Sood
HME Mobility & Accessibility, Robert Boscacci, Cameron Fleming
Jane App, Trevor Johnston, Alison Taylor
Keystone Environmental, Raminder Grewal
Legends Haul, Craig Sheridan
Natu'oil Services Inc., Haresh Bhatt
Nude Beverages, Julius Makarewicz
Power Wood Corp, Jake Power
Save-On-Foods, Darrell Jones
Somatic - Mechanical | Electrical | Plumbing, Gilbert Ghezesan, Patrick Wu
Tasktop, Mik Kersten
The Pro-Claim Group, Tony Scott
Vessi, Mikaella Go, Andy Wang, Tony Yu
Weatherhaven, Ray Castelli
Western Logistics Inc., Mary Waring
WPIC Marketing + Technologies, Jacob Cooke, Joseph Cooke
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