Entrepreneurs are at the heart of our business. Starting, maintaining and growing a business is no easy task, and eBay recognizes the work that sellers put in.
In Canada, eBay recognized sellers for the 15th annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. And in Mexico, the inaugural celebration was a chance to recognize entrepreneurs in the country who leveraged the eBay marketplace platform to reach new customers around the globe.
“As an enabler of and champion for small businesses, we’re proud to be celebrating and supporting the very best in Canadian and Mexican entrepreneurialism on eBay,” said Andrea Stairs, general manager of eBay Canada and Latin America. “Every day, we see businesses using eBay to diversify and expand into new markets, grow sales and contribute to their local economies – the award selection process is always difficult and this year was no exception!”
In Mexico, three sellers were celebrated:
- Alejandro Monroy as Entrepreneur of the Year
- Marthangela Di Ciero as Omni-Channel Entrepreneur of the Year
- Isabel and Guillermo González as Mexican Pride Entrepreneurs of the Year
From left to right, Mexico sellers Guillermo González and Isabel González, who won the Mexican pride Entrepreneurs of the Year award; Marthangela Di Ciero, who won the Omni-Channel Entrepreneur of the Year award; and Alejandro Monroy, who won the Entrepreneur of the Year award.
In Canada, eBay also celebrated three sellers:
- Nan Xu as Entrepreneur of the Year
- Jessica Oman as Micro-Multinational of the Year
- Simon Duguay as Integrated Entrepreneur of the Year
Canadian seller Jessica Oman with her husband and business partner, Johann, from Vancouver, B.C., who won Micro-Multinational Entrepreneur of the Year.
Canadian seller Simon Duguay from Saguenay, Quebec, who won the Integrated Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Winners in both countries received a cash prize and a one-year eBay Store subscription upgrade to expand their inventory efforts. In the next several months, eBay Canada will celebrate its three winners at a ceremony in the nation’s capital city that highlights eBay as an enabler of Canadian small businesses. Alongside the winners will be key senior members of the Canadian government, external stakeholders and local business/political media.