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Masters of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) alumnus, Matt Rendall, was named Young Entrepreneur Of The Year by the Ernst and Young (EY) Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Awards. These awards have been honouring entrepreneurship and innovation in Canada for 20 years. Matt won in the category of Young Entrepreneur for his startup, Clearpath Robotics, which became profitable within 18 months of its inception.
During his time as a student at the Conrad Centre, Matt established a strong foundation for his business; because of his own experience, Matt understands the value of the MBET degree and as a result, over the years, he has hired four MBET students to join his team at Clearpath Robotics.
Today, Clearpath Robotics is a leader in unmanned vehicle robotics for research and development, dedicated to automating the world’s dullest, dirtiest, and deadliest jobs.
The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Awards celebrate the contribution and spirit of entrepreneurs everywhere, honouring the country's most impressive entrepreneurs from all areas of business. Award finalists are selected based on their vision, leadership, financial success, and commitment to social responsibility.
To read more about Matt's win, you can read Clearpath Robotics' Press Release(.DOC). From everyone here at Conrad, congratulations to Matt and his team at Clearpath for this astounding achievement!