Lukas Lundin, Chair, The Lundin Group of CompaniesEntrepreneur of the Year 2007Click here for the full article.Photo by Dina Goldstein.

Lukas Lundin, Chair, The Lundin Group of CompaniesEntrepreneur of the Year 2007Click here for the full article.Photo by Dina Goldstein.

Laurance Carlson, CEO, Mainland Sand & Gravel Ltd.Photo by Dina Goldstein.

Laurance Carlson, CEO, Mainland Sand & Gravel Ltd.Photo by Dina Goldstein.

Steven Dean, Chair and Director, Amerigo Resources Ltd.Photo by Dina Goldstein.

Steven Dean, Chair and Director, Amerigo Resources Ltd.Photo by Dina Goldstein.

Jack Gin, President & CEO, Extreme CCTVTechnology and Media Winner 2007Click here for the full article.Photo by Dina Goldstein.

Jack Gin, President & CEO, Extreme CCTVTechnology and Media Winner 2007Click here for the full article.Photo by Dina Goldstein.

Robert Park, Co-Founder, President & CEO, FinancialCAD Corp.Photo by Dina Goldstein.

Robert Park, Co-Founder, President & CEO, FinancialCAD Corp.Photo by Dina Goldstein.

Douglas Tronsgard, Co-founder and CEO, Next Level Games Inc.Photo by Dina Goldstein.

Douglas Tronsgard, Co-founder and CEO, Next Level Games Inc.Photo by Dina Goldstein.

The entrepreneur has always been a subject of fascination, and the success of TV shows such as Dragon's Den and The Apprentice has only further cemented the appeal of self-made business people. Entrepreneurship has never been sexier. But while sparring with potential investors or grovelling before a pouty man with a comb-over may make for good television, the reality is that succeeding in the cutthroat world of business takes more smarts, passion and fearlessness than could ever be captured by a few strategically placed cameras. The winners and finalists of Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Pacific Region program, selected through a rigorous process involving a top accounting firm and a tough panel of business veterans, have risen to the top of their respective fields by navigating a fine balance of level-headedness, intuition and audacity. Yes, it makes for a good story. But even more importantly, it makes for a strong and vibrant economy. Meet the people who make it happen in this exclusive series of slideshows. Go to: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Related Stories: Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 Introduction Winners:

Entrepreneur of the Year Judges' Criteria Gala Event Slideshow: EOY 2007 Winner | Category Winners Gala Event: Winner's Acceptance Speech Photos by Dina Goldstein.