e2 alum awarded $5,000

Heliocentric Technologies Inc., an alumnus of OCRI’s (Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation) Entrepreneur’s Edge (e2) program, receives a $5,000 EIOC Innovation Award from Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ottawa Corp., “based on [Heliocentric’s] potential for commercial success and creating high-value jobs in Ottawa.” Heliocentric Technologies is focused on producing innovative solutions to known bottlenecks in traditional industries, chiefly the mineral resource industry. “I am honored to receive the EIOC Innovation Award, and I am particularly impressed by the visibility that it has generated for the company,” says Daniel Faber, OCRI.jpgCEO of Heliocentric. “We are currently seeking development funding, and the recognition by EIOC has taken our name out to a wide network of active angel investors - exactly the people we are trying to reach.” Mr. Faber says that his company will use the financial component of the EIOC Innovation Award to further research with partners at Carleton University. Not-for-profit EIOC helps to create local jobs by fostering entrepreneurship and commercialization of innovative technology in the Ottawa area. “Ottawa is filled with talented and innovative entrepreneurs just like Daniel who are in search of guidance, expertise and a little bit of additional help. Our e2 program coupled with the EIOC Innovation Awards is a very unique combination that serves these early stage companies very well,” says OCRI’s Stephen Daze. “We are extremely fortunate and thankful to the EIOC Board for selecting the Entrepreneur’s Edge program as a conduit for supporting entrepreneurship in Ottawa thorough the EIOC Innovation Awards.” e2, a week-long business skills boot-camp, provides mentorship, expert advice and training for founders and senior management of small and medium-sized technology companies.

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