Nominations are open for the 2018 Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards

OTTAWA – If you know an immigrant to Canada who embodies the entrepreneurial spirit and deserves recognition for their contributions to the Ottawa economy, nominate them for the 2018 Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards. The City of Ottawa is now accepting nominations online until Sept. 28. Nominate a friend, colleague, client, employee or employer who deserves to be celebrated for their contributions.

Each year the City of Ottawa 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

If you know someone who fits this description, nominate them today.

 The winners for the 2018 Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards will be announced at TiE Ottawa’s annual entrepreneurship conference, TiECon Canada on Nov. 2. TiE is the largest network of entrepreneurs and professionals in the world, dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship. TiE Ottawa has been fostering entrepreneurship in the National Capital Region for 15 years by supporting budding entrepreneurs with mentorship, networking, education and global connectivity.

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