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Date: Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 1:23 PM<br>Subject: Exploriem.org Bootstrap Awards<br>To: <a href="mailto:darcy.whyte@gmail.com">darcy.whyte@gmail.com</a><br><br><br>


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<p style="margin:0px"><span style="font-family:&#39;Times New Roman&#39;;font-size:11pt;font-style:italic"><i>The deadline to submit your application for an Award or nominate a deserving enterprise is Midnight on Friday, January 28<sup>th</sup>, 2011.</i></span></p>


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<p style="margin:0px"><span style="font-family:&#39;Times New Roman&#39;;font-size:11pt">The awards for 2011 are as follows:</span></p>
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<p style="margin:0px"><span style="font-family:&#39;Times New Roman&#39;;font-size:11pt">1. Best New Micro Business ($100,000 in annual revenues or less)</span></p>
<p style="margin:0px"><span style="font-family:&#39;Times New Roman&#39;;font-size:11pt">2. Fastest Growing 20 and Under Startup (For enterprises started by someone who at the time was 20 yrs old or under)</span></p>
<p style="margin:0px"><span style="font-family:&#39;Times New Roman&#39;;font-size:11pt">3. Best Web Site</span></p>
<p style="margin:0px"><span style="font-family:&#39;Times New Roman&#39;;font-size:11pt">4. Best Technique for Sales/Pre-Sales/Launch Clients</span></p>
<p style="margin:0px"><span style="font-family:&#39;Times New Roman&#39;;font-size:11pt">5. Best Value Proposition/Value Differentiator/&#39;Pixie Dust&#39;</span></p>
<p style="margin:0px"><span style="font-family:&#39;Times New Roman&#39;;font-size:11pt">6. Most Innovative Source of Bootstrap Capital</span></p>
<p style="margin:0px"><span style="font-family:&#39;Times New Roman&#39;;font-size:11pt">7. Best Guerrilla Marketing/Social Marketing</span></p>
<p style="margin:0px"><span style="font-family:&#39;Times New Roman&#39;;font-size:11pt">8. Most Innovative Social Enterprise Fundraiser</span></p>
<p style="margin:0px"><span style="font-family:&#39;Times New Roman&#39;;font-size:11pt">9. Most Innovative Business Model</span></p>
<p style="margin:0px"><span style="font-family:&#39;Times New Roman&#39;;font-size:11pt">10. Fastest Growing Startup (Last Three Years) [This Award is given out at the Annual OCRI Awards Gala]</span></p>
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<p style="margin:0px"><span style="font-family:&#39;Times New Roman&#39;;font-size:11pt">Best of luck to all our nominees!</span></p>
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<p style="margin:0px"><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:9pt;font-weight:bold"><b>Dr. Bruce M. Firestone, B. Eng. (Civil), M. Eng.-Sci., PhD.</b></span></p>
<p style="margin:0px"><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:9pt">Founder, Ottawa Senators; Executive Director, Exploriem.org; Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa; Real Estate Broker and Mortgage Broker, Century 21 Explorer Realty Inc.</span></p>


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