Desire2Learn Incorporated (“Desire2Learn”), the edtech company that created the world’s first truly integrated learning platform, today announced that President and CEO John Baker has won the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2013 Ontario award in the software and technology category. Baker was selected for his vision, leadership, dedication to social responsibility and his company’s financial success.
“This is a great honor, but it is one I share with the tremendous team at Desire2Learn that has built this company into a powerful advocate for using technology to remove the barriers to education that many face worldwide. This recognition could not have been achieved without the many great customers we work with who have helped shape our vision and supported us on our journey to improve education,” said Baker. “It’s very humbling to receive this consideration alongside the other groundbreaking entrepreneurs who are building a tremendous business ecosystem here in Canada.”
The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award celebrates the contribution and spirit of entrepreneurs everywhere. The Canadian program is in its 20th year of honoring the country’s most impressive entrepreneurs from all areas of business.