EDMONTON, Canada and TORONTO, May 29, 2018 /CNW/ -- Jobber, the software platform that helps home service businesses be more successful, is excited to announce that its founders, Sam Pillar and Forrest Zeisler, were recognized as the recipients for the Startup Canada Awards in the category of Entrepreneur of the Year for the Prairies region. The Awards, which launched in 2014 and are now marking their fifth year, are the hallmark event celebrating outstanding achievement in Canada's entrepreneurship and innovation community.
"Sam and Forrest are shining examples of excellence in Canadian entrepreneurship," said Victoria Lennox CEO and Co-founder of Startup Canada, "They are role models. Jobber is the rising tide that lifts all ships, and as a nation we are proud to recognize their leadership across the Prairies."
"Forrest and I are honored to accept this award on behalf of everyone at Jobber," said Sam Pillar, CEO and Co-founder of Jobber. "Together we're focused on building a product that makes an impact on the lives of millions of small business owners all over the world, and we appreciate Startup Canada's recognition and support as we fire on all cylinders to win in this massive global market."
Every year, the Startup Canada Awards attract hundreds of nominations; celebrate more than 60 entrepreneurs, innovators, and support organizations from coast-to-coast-to-coast; and attract more than 1,500 attendees and 4,000 online viewers at regional and national ceremonies.
Recipients join the prestigious Startup Canada Awards Alumni Network, a platform to elevate winners' ongoing impact for Canada and to provide inspiration for the next generation of Canadian entrepreneurs.
For more information on the Startup Canada Awards, visit http://startupaward.ca/.
Jobber (@GetJobber) helps people in small businesses become more successful through technology. Complete with a client hub, powerful scheduling, online invoicing and payments, and a mobile app, entrepreneurs in the home services industry use Jobber to run better businesses. Since inception in 2011, nearly 15 million people have been serviced by businesses using Jobber, delivering over $6 billion in services to their customers. For more information, visit www.getjobber.com.
About the Startup Canada Awards
The annual Startup Canada Awards are the hallmark event that celebrate and recognize those driving impact and demonstrating excellence in Canada's entrepreneurship and innovation community. The objectives of the Startup Canada Awards are to:
- Celebrate those working to advance entrepreneurship in Canada;
- Increase awareness of the importance of strengthening Canada's entrepreneurship ecosystem and culture; and,
- Incentivize efforts and elevate the ambitions of the Canadian entrepreneurial and innovation community.
For more information, visit www.startupaward.ca.
About Startup Canada
Startup Canada is the national rallying community and voice for Canada's 2.3 million entrepreneurs. Since launching in 2012, Startup Canada has grown to represent more than 200,000 entrepreneurs and 50 grassroots communities from coast to coast to coast. Through digital programs and flagship events, Startup Canada is the network promoting, inspiring, educating, connecting and giving a voice to Canada's entrepreneurs; supporting them to start, operate and scale businesses that build a better Canada for the world today and for future generations. For more information, visit www.startupcan.ca.
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