2010 B.C. Entrepreneur of the Year

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2010 BC Entrepreneur of the Year


Chad Wasilenkoff, CEO of Fortress Paper

Chad Wasilenkoff: Overall Winner | 2010 EOY

The CEO of Fortress Paper is our 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year.

Video: Chad Wasilenkoff's Acceptance Speech

The 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year on commitment, sacrifice, and the super-hot Peter Brown.

Peter Brown, Founder and Chair, Canaccord Financial Inc.

Peter Brown: Lifetime Achievement Award

The Canaccord chair got his start in investments purely on a fluke.

Emad Yacoub of Glowbal Restaurant Group Inc.

Emad Yacoub, Winner: Hospitality

The Glowbal CEO's key asset? "I always recognize a face," he says.

Elton Pereira
, President and CEO, ParetoLogic Inc.

Elton Pereira, Winner: Information Tech

In 2003, the ParetoLogic CEO leapt into a life of fighting online crime.

Peter Barnes, CEO, Silver Wheaton Corp.

Peter Barnes: Winner: Mining & Metals

The Silver Wheaton CEO doesn't think of himself as an entrepreneur.

Samir Manji
, President & CEO, 
Amica Mature Lifestyles

Samir Manji, Winner: Business to Consumer

The Amica CEO places family at the centre of his success.

Janice Abbott, CEO of Atira Women's Resource Society & Property Management Inc.

Janice Abbott, Winner: Social Entrepreneur

The Atira CEO has spent her life fighting violence's malign effects.

Nicole Stefenelli, Winner: Clean Tech

For the Urban Impact Recycling president, success started in Europe.

The 2010 Runners-up

From an exemplary crop of entrepreneurs, the other nominees.

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Ryan Beedie, The Beedie Group

Ryan Beedie: 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year

Ryan Beedie, President, The Beedie Group

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