Apption’s Sam Zaid, received the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in recognition by the industry of the entrepreneurial achievements of Apption Corporation.

Sam, a co-founder of Apption, has been instrumental in driving the Apption technology program that has placed them at the forefront of innovation in the enterprise application arena.  He is also actively involved in promoting and supporting technology-based entrepreneurship at a community level.

Apption specializes in modernizing enterprise applications in private and public sector using its expertise in Services-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Embedded Analytics. The company has garnered numerous industry awards and boasts an impressive list of satisfied clients who have benefited from engaging Apption to solve their most complex application modernization problems.

About the awards program

The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards honour the spirit and contribution of entrepreneurs here and around the world. This year, the Canadian program is proudly celebrating 16 years of honouring Canada’s outstanding entrepreneurs from all areas of business.

Nominees are reviewed by an independent judging panel, which is composed of several distinguished business leaders and previous award recipients. The members of the Ontario region judging panel for 2009 were Dr. Piyush Patel, CEO, AllerPharma and 2008 Canadian Entrepreneur Of The Year; Steve Gupta, President and CEO, Easton’s Group of Hotels Inc. and 2005 Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner; Sandra Bosela, Partner, EdgeStone Capital Partners Inc.; Kathleen O’Neil, Chartered Accountant and Corporate Director; John Young, Corporate Director; Joe Prosperi, Managing Director, Beringer Capital; and Ginny Dybenko, Dean, School of Business & Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year is sponsored nationally by Global Television Network, National Post, La Presse and RDI.

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