Eight company CEOs with links to OTTN and uOttawa named as “100 Ottawa Rising Star CEOs”

Invest Ottawa has named eight CEO’s from companies that have a strong affiliations to OTTN and the University of Ottawa to the 100 Rising Star CEO’s.

Four of the rising stars include alumni of the Start-up Garage, a program delivered by the University of Ottawa’s Technology Transfer Business Enterprise Office, in partnership with the Ottawa Young Entrepreneurs and the Ontario Centres of Excellence, The CEO’s include:

Diego Macrini – Proximify Inc.

Max Bailey – Spoonity

Mohammad Al Azzouni – Gnowit Inc.

Nick May – REMAY/SHAV Shower Bar Corp.

The following 4 other companies have strong links to the University of Ottawa:

Ken Lawless – BioDiesel Reactor (BDR) Technologies Inc.  BDR is a University of Ottawa spinoff company based on technology developed by the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Pouria Ghods – Giatec Scientific Inc.  Dr. Ghods is a uOttawa and Carleton graduate, and Giatec received funding and support from the OTTN.

Mehran Talebinejad – neurOQOre Dr. Talebinejad is the Ontario Brain Entrepreneurship fellow, and is a uOttawa Eng. Ph.D. graduate currently building his company with Ottawa Young Entrepreneur’s support.pport from the OTTN.

Erin Knight –NorDocs Technologies Inc. Erin was formerly with uOttawa’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) in the Centre for Research in Photonics. Nordoc’s has collaborated with researchers at EECS.

The OTTN is pleased to see Invest Ottawa recognize these candidates for their contribution to the Ottawa business community, and congratulates them for their achievements.

About Ottawa Technology Transfer Network
The Ottawa Technology Transfer Network (OTTN) is a collaboration among academic research institutions affiliated with the University of Ottawa and who's goal is to enhance the economic impact of research commercialization through the sharing of best practices, enhanced market knowledge, student engagement and proactive industrial interation. OTTN members include the University of Ottawa, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institutie (OHRI), the Childrens' Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the Unviversity of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI)

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