Nominations are now open for Ottawa’s 2017 Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards. Each year, the City of Ottawa celebrates and recognizes the success and contributions of individuals who were born outside of Canada and now make Ottawa their home. The awards have been presented annually since 2012.
The awards are presented to select individuals who make a considerable contribution to the Ottawa economy, with a particular focus on:
- Hiring, sourcing and purchasing locally
- Exporting goods or services from Ottawa
- Attracting tourists or investment to the city
- Launching new and innovative businesses in Ottawa
- Mentoring other entrepreneurs
- Helping other businesses succeed by providing time, expertise or knowledge
- Getting involved in, or giving back to, their community
Nominations are being accepted at ottawa.ca until September 29, 2017. Nominate a friend, colleague, client, employee or employer who deserves to be recognized and celebrated for their contributions.
The winners of the 2017 Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards will be announced at TiECon Ottawa (The Indus Entrepreneur Conference) on November 3, 2017. TiE is a global, not-for-profit network of entrepreneurs and professionals, dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship. (City of Ottawa news release)