Matt Rendall (BASc '08, Mtron; MBET '09), co-founder and CEO of Clearpath Robotics, is a finalist in the Young Entrepreneur category of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award, which honours Canada's leading entrepreneurs from all areas of business. Rendall's company develops and manufactures unmanned vehicles used for autonomous vehicle research and data collection on land and sea.
John Baker (BASc '00, SD), the founder, president and chief executive officer of Desire2Learn of Kitchener, is nominated in the software and technology category. Under Baker's leadership, the company has grown into a global provider of cloud-based software learning solutions for more than 750 clients and 10 million learners in education, health care, government and the corporate sector.
Award finalists are chosen based on their vision, leadership, financial success, and contributions to social responsibility.The Ontario winners will be announced at the Ernst and Young Awards Gala in Toronto on October 24, 2013. The overall winner will represent the region at the national gala to be held in Toronto on November 27, 2013.