BroadbandTV's Shahrzad Rafati Named Finalist for Ernst & Young Pacific
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/09/13 -- Shahrzad
Rafati, BroadbandTV's founder and CEO has been shortlisted as a
finalist for the Ernst & Young Pacific Entrepreneur Of The Year Award
in the "Emerging Entrepreneur" category. The entrepreneurs selected
as finalists for this prestigious award are recognized based on their
vision, leadership, financial success and social responsibility.
"It's an honour to be among such an esteemed group of finalists,"
said Rafati. "This year's theme of global job creation is one that
resonates with me - my goal with BroadbandTV has always been to
create jobs by providing content creators with advanced tools and
technology to become more successful online."
The Entrepreneur Of The Year Award celebrates the contribution and
spirit of entrepreneurs everywhere. This is the 20th year the
Canadian program has been honouring the country's most impressive
entrepreneurs from all areas of business, particularly those who are
tackling the global youth unemployment crisis.
"We've been celebrating the achievements of local entrepreneurs for
20 years now and their stories still continue to amaze and impress
us," said Ron Voyer, Pacific Entrepreneur Of The Year program
director. "These entrepreneurs have put Pacific Canada on the map -
growing local industry and creating jobs and opportunities that
continue to attract the attention of global players."
Rafati has been selected among 20 other prominent local entrepreneurs
who are playing a significant role in tackling the youth unemployment
crisis and have an innovative vision. In the emerging entrepreneur
category, Rafati has been nominated alongside Jamie Garratt,
President and CEO of Idea Rebel and John Skinner, Proprietor of
Painted Rock Estate Winery Ltd. The Pacific winners will be announced
at a gala on October 4. The overall winner will represent the region
at the national gala held in Toronto on November 27. For more
information on the awards and this year's finalists' visit:
About Broadband TV
BroadbandTV is an innovative media and technology company that drives
success for online video creators by leveraging its proprietary
technology and massive online reach. BBTV is one of the world's
largest entertainment networks on YouTube with over 8,000 content
partners amassing 800 million+ impressions per month. The company
lives by its core values of Creativity, Collaboration, Care and Drive
to foster entrepreneurship amongst independent content creators, and
to advance the online video industry.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year
Entrepreneurs turn us on to new ideas, new ways of thinking and new
possibilities. We've shone the spotlight on entrepreneurs for 20
years - and we've only just begun. Nominees are reviewed by an
independent judging panel composed of several distinguished business
leaders and previous award recipients. The 2013 Pacific judging panel
consisted of Peter Barnes, 2010 Pacific Entrepreneur Of The Year,
Mining and metals category winner and Founding Shareholder, DeepGreen
Resources; Wanda Costuros, Corporate Director; Fred Davidson, 2012
Pacific Entrepreneur Of The Year, Mining and metals category winner
and President and CEO, Energold Drilling Corp.; Steven Gula, 2012
Pacific Entrepreneur Of The Year, Manufacturing category winner and
President, NII Northern International Inc.; Diane Johnson, 2011
Pacific Entrepreneur Of The Year, Special citation winner and
President and CEO, Descriptive Video Works; Mary Jordan, Corporate
Director and Chair, Vancouver Airport Authority; Donald McInnes, 2011
Pacific Entrepreneur Of The Year, Cleantech category winner and
Executive Vice Chairman, Alterra Power Corp.; and Catherine Osler,
President, TEC Canada.
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