MONTREAL, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wajam (www.wajam.com), a leader in social search technology, announced today its CEO has been selected as one of the finalists of Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards. Martin-Luc Archambault, Founder and CEO of Wajam, was named by Ernst & Young as one of the top game-changing entrepreneurs who continue to drive sustainable growth and job creation across Canada. Wajam was also recently selected as a Red Herring Americas Top 100 Winner and recipient of the C2MTL Emerging Entrepreneurs Award.
Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. The Canadian program is in its 19th year of honoring the country's most impressive entrepreneurs from all areas of business. Award finalists are chosen based on their vision, leadership, financial success and social responsibility.
"It's important to highlight all the potential our entrepreneurs harness and share with our markets and communities," said Francois Dufresne, Partner at Ernst & Young and Québec Director of Entrepreneur of the Year. "Rewarding successful entrepreneurs means recognizing not only their contribution to the economy, but the well-being of our society as well."
"I am honored to be recognized as an innovative business leader and selected an Entrepreneur Of The Year® finalist," said Wajam founder Martin-Luc Archambault. "We at Wajam look forward to representing Quebec entrepreneurship at the regional banquet this October, and sharing our focus on providing the easiest and most compelling social search experience."
Wajam is an entrepreneurial start-up that offers two ways to search for social results – through its Social Search Everywhere Plugin as well as a search engine option at www.wajam.com. The Wajam Social Search Everywhere Plugin follows you everywhere you search, making search more personal by adding social network results to all web search queries – without having to change user search behavior. Wajam.com gives you a depository of everything your Facebook, Twitter and Google+ friends and followers are posting and the easy ability to search through this comprehensive mashup.
About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards
Entrepreneur Of The Year honors the spirit and contribution of entrepreneurs in Canada and around the world. Nominees are reviewed by an independent judging panel composed of several distinguished business leaders and previous award recipients. For more information on the program, FAQs, and key dates, please visit ey.com/ca/EOY.
Wajam (www.wajam.com) is a social search engine that gives you access to the knowledge of your friends when you need it. The Wajam Social Search Everywhere Plugin makes searching the web more personal by adding results from friends to standard searches on Google, Bing or Yahoo! It elevates search relevance by featuring your friends' likes and reviews for products, places, links, photos and videos within your regular search habits, even in places like Amazon, Yelp, Trip Advisor, YouTube and Ebay. The Wajam Search site gives users the ability to search their network of trusted friends and followers across multiple social networks all in one place. As a TRUSTe Certified company, Wajam is included on the TRUSTe "whitelist" of certified applications that act as responsible software and keep personal identification private. Wajam launched in private beta in January 2011 and was founded by Martin‐Luc Archambault, who was previously CEO of Zango Canada. Wajam is privately held and funded by Bolidea. Visit us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/wajam or Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/wajam.
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