10 local innovators named EY Entrepreneur of The Year 2022 Pacific winners
Meet the local leaders recognized for business acumen and building communities.
Business leaders at the forefront of cybersecurity and the global fight against COVID are among those recognized as EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 Pacific winners.
The annual awards program spotlights leaders who “deliver innovation, growth, and prosperity that transforms our world.” It operates both regionally and nationally and in more than 145 cities around the world.
The seven Pacific winners are:
Tom Madden of Acuitas Therapeutics, a biotechnology company working to develop new therapies and address unmet clinical needs through delivery technology. The company was also recently named Life Sciences Company of The Year.
Curtis Braber of BE Power Equipment, one of North America's largest industrial power equipment manufacturers.
Anna Sainsbury of GeoComply, a leader providing fraud prevention and cybersecurity solutions in geolocation security.
John Nicola of Nicola Wealth, a company providing comprehensive investment advice to families, foundations, and institutions across Canada.
Phoebe Jiang and Simon Wong of Pixieset, a company providing a better way for photographers to share, deliver, proof, and sell online.
Euan Ramsay and James Taylor of Precision NanoSystems, a global leader in technology solutions and services for the development and delivery of genomic medicines, including mRNA vaccines and therapeutics.
Hamed Shahbazi of WELL Health Technologies, a company leveraging technology to empower and support both patients and doctors.
In addition to the seven winners, the Pacific region has also added a special award this year: Social Sustainability. The recipient is Marcia Nozick of EMBERS, a social enterprise and registered community economic development charity helping people facing barriers to work lead productive, fulfilling lives by offering economic and employment opportunities.
"This year's winners are challenging existing business models, markets, and processes – proving the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well here in the Pacific region," said Lui Petrollini, program co-director. "These entrepreneurs are unstoppable in their pursuit of building a better future for us all."
The Pacific winners will move forward to compete against peers from the Prairies, Ontario, Québec, and Atlantic regions at the national awards celebration in November 2022, where 10 national winners will be named, including Canada's EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022.
The overall Canadian winner will then go on to compete with national winners from across the globe for the title of EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year in June 2023.
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