Ernst & Young Celebrates Tech with Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists

by Rob Lewis

For nearly 20 years, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards have celebrated countless entrepreneurs who have triumphed over adversity and built successful, game-changing ventures.

This year's finalists have been announced and here are the finalists for the Information Technology category across the country by region.




  • Harley Finkelstein and Tobi Lütke - Shopify



In addition to the Information Technology category you'll also find a handful of other techies sprinkled in other categories - most notably:

  • Media & Entertainment - Pacific - Ryan Holmes - HootSuite
  • Social Entrepreneur - Pacific - Michael Fergusson - Ayogo Games
  • Media & Entertainment - Ontario - Allen Lau and Ivan Yuen - Wattpad
  • Young Entrepreneur - Ontario - Jon Lerner and Derek Ting - Enflick
  • Service Business - Quebec - Firoz Patel - AlertPay
  • Media & Entertainment - Quebec - Ashkan Karbasfrooshan - WatchMojo
  • Emerging Entrepreneur - Quebec - Martin-Luc Archambault - Wajam
  • Clothing, accessories and fashion - Quebec - Yona Shtern and Robert Gold - Beyond the Rack
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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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