BC Tech Founders Shine at Entrepreneur of Year Awards

Posted by Techvibes NewsDesk

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs of the Year for the Pacific Region were announced yesterday in Vancouver. Among the winners were some great entrepreneurs that Techvibes has been tracking closely over the last couple years.

Michael Fergusson, CEO of Ayogo Games, was presented with the Social Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Kenshi Arasaki, Wilkins Chung & Eric Diep, co-founders of A Thinking Ape, were named the Information Technology Entrepreneurs of the Year.

And last but not least, Ryan Holmes of Hootsuite picked up the Entrepreneur of the Year in Media and Entertainment.

This is Holmes' second significant local award of the year as he was named the BC Technology Industry Association's Person of the Year in June of 2012.

Check out all the winners online here.

Company:
HootSuite Media, Inc.
Website:
http://www.hootsuite.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

HootSuite is a social relationship platform for businesses and organizations to collaboratively execute social media strategies across multiple social networks from one secure, web-based dashboard. Launch marketing campaigns, identify and grow audience, and distribute targeted messages using HootSuite’s unique social media dashboard. Streamline team workflow with scheduling and assignment tools and reach audiences... more

Company:
Ayogo Health Inc
Website:
http://www.ayogo.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Better Through Play: Games & Apps for Patient Engagement & Adherence. Ayogo motivates people to change their lives, one fun social game at a time. We apply the behavioral psychology of games and play to the management of chronic health conditions, and patient adherence. We are multiple award-winning start-up based in Vancouver’s emerging district for the digital and creative sectors on the Great Northern Way Campus. more

Company:
A Thinking Ape
Website:
http://www.athinkingape.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

A Thinking Ape is a small yet driven team that is dedicated to building strong mobile communities. With our collaborative approach to product design, we ensure the best ideas get the space they need to grow. Our team seeks out intuitive solutions to complex problems, and maintains strong ties to our hacker culture. more


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