Always a great party, the Best Ottawa Business Awards (aka the BOBs) is a celebration hosted annually by the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and Ottawa Business Journal. For two decades the black-tie affair has been a “who’s who” of the National Capital’s business community. It’s also a chance to recognize successful and innovative companies which are driving economic growth and prosperity in the nation’s capital.
Every year dozens of companies from all sectors are nominated for their contributions to Ottawa’s electric business scene. Here are just a few of the winners:
You.i – Business of The Year
You.i is one of the driving forces behind the TV revolution. Their software development engine simplifies and accelerates the creation of the custom TV apps that run on any screen. Sony, Rogers and Corus are a few of their clients and the company recently secured $15 Million in VC funding.
— TECDE (@TECDE) November 19, 2015
Rumidifier – Sales Initiative of The Year A humidifier that uses no electricity, the company has sold tens of thousands of units and can be found in Costco, Home Depot, Canadian Tire and other major retailers.
CanadaWheels – Best New Business The Ottawa firm has nearly any make of high quality wheels and tires. All done online, they have relationships with leading manufacturers and ship all across Canada.
Martello – Business of The Year The software company develops performance management solutions for real-time, enterprise, communication services. They have built a successful company partnering with one of Ottawa’s tech juggernauts; Mitel.
Solink – Best New Business
This startup is disrupting the video surveillance industry by combining combining cloud storage, big data search capabilities and mobility. They are already seeing tremendous growth after landing the business of Canadian icon Tim Horton’s.
Versature – Business of The Year The firm continues Ottawa’s history of revolutionizing the phone with its “Hosted PBX”. The cloud service facilitates a localized atmosphere by allowing employees of a company the freedom to connect from wherever they are in the world.
PageCloud – #NextBigThingOtt
This startup is out to “Fix the Internet” with its desktop publishing software. The company just made big waves at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York.
— Greg Evans (@gregjamesevans) November 19, 2015