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Winner: MediaOne Creative Inc., Derek Rider
and Corey Peck, Co-founders and Team
Presenter: Steven Murphy, Dean,
Ted Rogers School of Management
Winner: Myplanet, Jason Cottrell, CEO
Presenter: Donna O’Reilly, Regional Vice President,
Commercial Financial Services, RBC Royal Bank
Winner: Capitalize for Kids, Kyle MacDonald
and Jeff Gallant - Co-founders
Presenter: Peter Frampton, Executive Director,
Learning Enrichment Foundation
Winners:  SAMETRICA, Anshula Chowdhury, CEO
Presenter: Suzanne Trusdale, Vice President,
Small Business Solutions, TELUS
Winner:  FoodShare Toronto,
Debbie Field, Executive Director
Presenters: Elizabeth Evans, Associate Dean Academic
Programs, Ted Rogers School of Management
Winners: DMZ at Ryerson, Abdullah Snobar,
Executive Director and Team
Presenter: Cheryl Philips, Regional Director
of Advertising, Metroland Media Toronto
Local Economic Impact
DMZ at Ryerson University
The DMZ opened its doors in 2010 as
Ryerson’s business incubator for early-
stage technology startups, bringing
education and innovators together to
create jobs and grow local economies.
Today, the DMZ further connects
founders, clients and partners, and
has helped more than 150 startups
attract venture capital and evolve
their businesses.
Under 30
Myplanet was launched by Jason
Cottrell in his final year at the
Ivey School of Business at Western
University. Now boasting five offices in
Canada, the U.S. and Europe, Myplanet
designs and builds custom apps,
content and commerce experiences for
clients around the globe, using web and
mobile Internet technology platforms.
Community Service
Capitalize for Kids
Founded by Jeff Gallant and Kyle
MacDonald, Capitalize for Kids (C4K)
is a unique organization that delivers
a highly innovative platform for
‘giving back,’ enabling initiatives in
the financial community that build
networks, share ideas and raise funds
for the highest priority needs in
children’s mental and brain health.
FoodShare Toronto
FoodShare is a Toronto-based non-
profit that works with communities
and schools to deliver healthy food
and food education. Its foundation is
the firm belief that everyone deserves
access to affordable, high-quality,
fresh food. FoodShare maintains
a strong commitment to building
balanced communities and promoting
sustainable, long-term growth.
Emerging Entrepreneur
of the Year
MediaOne Creative Inc.
Co-founded in 2008 by serial
entrepreneurs, Derek Rider and Corey
Peck, MediaOne Creative has quickly
become one of Canada’s fastest growing
digital video media agencies. The
boutique firm specializes in developing
audio and video collateral for some of
Canada’s largest leading brands.
Technology Innovation
Incorporated in 2011, SAMETRICA
has become one of the leading
providers of social impact reporting
software. This dynamic technology
company provides scalable enterprise
software that allows clients to manage
their social and financial bottom lines
and helps demonstrate the value of
social investments.
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Many thanks to our sponsors for their generous
support for business excellence in the Toronto region.
Sustainability Award Sponsor
Emerging Entrepreneur Award Sponsor
Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University
Local Economic Impact Award Sponsor
Metroland Media
Under 30 Award Sponsor
Technology Innovation Award Sponsor
Media Sponsor
The Globe and Mail
Hall of Fame Sponsor
MediaOne Creative
Thank You to our Sponsors
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