2017 Highlights

Congratulations to the 2017 BOBs Recipients

CEO of the Year - Kevin Ford

Lifetime Achievement - John Ruddy

Best New Business

  • Sampford Advisors
  • Collab Space
  • numbercrunch inc. 

#NextBigThing OTT

  • Contextere
  • The Growcer
  • MasterpieceVR

Deals of the Year

  • Finance - Assent Compliance
  • Retail - Simons
  • Technology - Chipworks & TechInsights
  • Tourism - Ottawa 2017 & CIBC
  • Real Estate - RendezVous LeBreton

Best Performance

  • Co-op - Kinaxis
  • Export - You.i TV
  • Social Entrepreneurship - Ottawa Tool Library 
  • HR - Kinaxis
  • Marketing - Ottawa 2017
  • Customer Experience - University of Ottawa Food Servics
  • Philanthropy - Equator Coffee Roasters Inc.
  • Sales - Giatec Scientific Inc.
  • Sustainability - Rainbow Foods

Kanata North #SeriousTechLivesHere Awards

  • Team of the Year - Solink
  • Company of the Year - ThinkWrap Commerce

Best Business

  • Welch LLP
  • Assent Compliance
  • Shopify

Newsmaker of the Year - Blackberry QNX

DEAL of the Year

  • Finance - Assent Compliance
  • Retail - Mad Radish
  • Technology - Shopify
  • Tourism - Ottawa 2017
  • Real Estate - CBRE Limited
  • Global Markets - Canopy Growth Corporation 

Click here to see gala photos from the 2016 BOBs.

Watch the BOBs 2015 keynote video featuring Aydin Mirzaee, an Ottawa-based technology entrepreneur who in 2008 co-founded a company called Chide.it. After some iterations and pivots, the company focused on online surveys and online competitions, gaining more than 100,000 customers around the world. In August 2014, Aydin sold the company, then called Fluidware, to U.S. giant SurveyMonkey for an undisclosed sum of money.

Video credited by Rogers