A tech industry umbrella group based in London is looking to highlight innovative entrepreneurs and businesses across the region.
TechAlliance of Southwestern Ontario has opened nominations for its second annual technology industry awards: Limitless 2022: A Celebration of Regional Innovation.
"Over the past year, tech and innovation has navigated disruption and mobilized solutions really quickly, and taken action when it's needed the most," said Karen Chalmers, TechAlliance's senior director of brand and engagement.
"When we look at the region of (Southwestern Ontario), it's ripe with innovation and entrepreneurship," she said. "The whole point of Limitless is to highlight these individuals and businesses who are the breakthroughs, game-changers, forthcomers, and scaling companies in our region."
The awards celebrate entrepreneurs and startups in London and Elgin, Huron, Lambton, Middlesex and Oxford counties.
Nominations for four of five Limitless awards will be received until Oct. 18, and finalists will be announced on Nov. 9.
The four main categories for the Limitless awards are:
The Breakthrough Award: Recognizes a company with a novel solution for the market, demonstrating next-level innovation
The Gamechanger Award: Awarded to a company with accelerating growth and profitability while creating a positive impact
The Scaleup Award: Presented to a company that has realized substantial growth over the last 12 months
The Forthcomer Award: Recognizes a trailblazing young professional, aged 29 and under, making an impact through an innovative solution or business.
The public can have a say in who wins, too, by casting their vote for the People's Choice Award, given to one of the finalists from each category.
The event is sponsored by national accounting firm MNP LLP, TD Ferrara Wealth Advisory Group and the Pierre L. Morrissette Institute of Entrepreneurship at Western University's Ivey Business School.
To learn more about criteria, eligibility and sponsorship, visit techalliance.ca/limitless/.
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Calvi Leon, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, London Free Press