Local entrepreneurs recognized nationally
Nov. 13, 2011

Five local entrepreneurs were among 20 Canadians under the age of 30 honoured for their entrepreneurial excellence by the FuEL Awards (Future Entrepreneurial Leaders).

Ian Portsmouth, editor-in-chief of PROFIT, which produced the awards in co-operation with Impact Entrepreneurship Group, said “The winners of the FuEL Awards are eager young Canadians, brimming with innovative ideas and a passion for creating a better future.

“They are role models for Canada’s youth, and the cornerstone of the country’s economic prospects.”

Winners were selected through public votes and a review by a blue-ribbon panel of judges on the following criteria: product-service innovation; community building-social responsibility; job creation-employment practices; and commercial results-potential.

The five local recipients were:

  • Arash Afrooze, 27, Burnaby, HiretheWorld.com (HiretheWorld Enterprises Inc.);
  • Kenshi Arasaki, 28, Vancouver, A Thinking Ape Technologies Inc.;
  • Rattan Bagga, 26, Burnaby, Jiva Organics Manufacturing and Distributing Inc.;
  • Amit Sandhu, 26, Richmond, Ampri Group; and
  • Kyle Vucko, 26, Vancouver, Indochino Apparel Inc.

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