OK, well maybe not your idea of sexy – but then every dog does have its day.
And yesterday was one of our days because that’s when we found out that we had been named one of Ottawa’s 100 Rising Stars of 2012. Well actually it was our CEO that was named but we are all taking the credit.
And what do you have to do to be a Rising Star in Ottawa you ask? Good question. According to Invest Ottawa, “Rising Stars are entrepreneurs who are growing exciting start-ups, social enterprises, and non-profit organizations, that have been in operations for less than 5 years. These entrepreneurs are visionary leaders, driving change across all industries and sectors, and are shining examples of entrepreneurial excellence in Ottawa.”
(We like being considered a shining example. It makes up for the times when we feel like hiding under our desks.)
This is all part of Global Entrepreneurship Week the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators, who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth, and expand human welfare. This year Ottawa is launching the Ottawa Entrepreneurship Awards which will take place on November 16th as part of the festivities and we’ve been nominated. (Actually it’s our CEO again but we continue to bask in his glory. He tells us he’s already written his acceptance speech. We tell him not to be too disappointed if he doesn’t get to use it. We like to show him our support whenever we can in little ways like this.) It’s not that we don’t think we’re good enough to win (notice the use of ‘we’) but we also know that Ottawa is once again becoming a great place to start a company.
Wish us luck!