Calling all rising business stars: 2023 Forty Under 40 nominations now open

Forty Under 40

As pandemic recovery and economic uncertainty continue to throw challenges at entrepreneurs, OBJ is once again looking to celebrate individuals who reflect the economic diversity and entrepreneurial spirit of Ottawa’s business community.

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Forty Under 40 awards, an annual tradition organized by the Ottawa Business Journal and Ottawa Board of Trade in partnership with the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management Executive MBA program.

This year marks the 26th edition of the prestigious event, which has honoured more than 900 business leaders since its inception. The 2022 class included some of the top executives of companies like Bushbalm, Bandzoogle, Bridgehead and

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In order to be eligible for Forty Under 40, nominees must:

  • Be 39 years or younger on June 30, 2023;
  • Spend the majority of their work time in Ottawa-Gatineau;
  • Be an owner, executive, manager, professional or person with significant business decision-making authority.

Preference is given to nominees who work in the private sector; however, nominees can also work for a public or non-profit organization. In all cases, nominees will be assessed on business-related achievements that advance the goals and objectives of their organization.

Nominations can be submitted here until March 24, 2023. Recipients will be named in April and honoured at a celebration in June.

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