After a lengthy submission and review process, Grant Belanger (30) & Leen Meyer (30) of Windsor, the founders of EasyInsure, have been selected as Ontario Finalists in the Young Entrepreneur Category for Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award. This tremendous accomplishment reflects EasyInsure’s innovation and rapid growth in the Insurance Industry. The Ontario winners will be announced at a E&Y awards gala on October 29, 2015.
“Canadian entrepreneurs succeed because they’re always searching for better,” says Colleen McMorrow, EY’s national Entrepreneur Of The Year program director. “This year’s Ontario finalists are some of the best and brightest stars we’ve seen – and they’re building their legacies by asking better questions to gain better answers; pushing boundaries to grow our economy; and helping build a better working world.”
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in 50 countries.
The 2015 Ontario independent judging panel consists of Andy Burgess, Managing Director, Russell Square Partners and Entrepreneur Of The Year Media and Entertainment category winner 2006, Ontario; Jill Denham, Corporate Director; Jon Hantho, Chief Executive Officer, Maxxam Analytics, Entrepreneur Of The Year Services category winner 2012, Ontario, and National Entrepreneur Of The Year Entrepreneurial Leadership Special Citation recipient; Jim Orlando, Managing Director, OMERS Ventures; Jeff Parr, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Clairvest Group Inc. and Tracie Tighe, Executive Producer, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
This year’s program national sponsors are National Post, TEC Canada, La Presse, RDI, TMX, Merrill DataSite, Kira Talent, Air Canada, The Printing House Limited. Ontario regional sponsors are Captivate Network, OT Communications and RBC Royal Bank.
As 22 year old entrepreneurs, Leen Meyer and Grant Belanger started a new Property and Casualty Insurance Brokerage with the vision that consumers and businesses demanded a more efficient way of buying and servicing insurance. With their proprietary technology EasyInsure is well established as one of the fastest growing insurance brokerages in Canada. EasyInsure has become a National Insurance brokerage distributing all lines of insurance products to tens of thousands of Canadian individuals and businesses.
Learn more about EasyInsure: www.easyinsure.ca
Grant Belanger: firstname.lastname@example.org – 800-679-2640 ext 201
Leen Meyer email@example.com – 800-679-2640 ext 202