Ekidna Wins the Next Big Thing Award at BOBs


Ekidna Wins the Next Big Thing at Best Ottawa Business Awards (BOBs)


Ekidna is honoured to have received this award and share the stage with Ottawa’s best companies. This award recognizes the amazing work of our team and motivates us to keep pushing forward so that we can be back in future years. 

The support of the Ottawa business community these past few years as we started Ekidna, has been greater than we ever thought it could be. There are too many people to thank who contributed to Ekidna’s success, but I did want to highlight one individual in particular who in multiple ways has helped Ekidna from the beginning to even have a chance at success — Richard L’Abbé. Through his support of various programs at University of Ottawa, including the MakerLaunch and the MakerSpace, and taking time to advise us, he has made a great impact on Ekidna’s road to success. 

Congrats to all and thanks to Ottawa Board of Trade and Ottawa Business Journal for hosting this event, and to Invest Ottawa and RBCx for sponsoring our award.

And of course, congrats to the fantastic Ekidna team for all we’ve accomplished over the last two years – it’s quite the ride! Nicole Rice, Sahil Garg, Pankaj Bhanderi, Amanda Reed, Jennifer Rett, Hunter McCullagh, Jacob Watkins, Cali Barnstead, Adam Shuhendler, Benôit H. Lessard, and Cory Harris.

We’re so proud of our team and the hard work that got us here.

Nic Boileau

By Nic Boileau,
PhD Candidate, CEO and Co-founder

Nic was part of the team that initially developed the technology behind Ekidna’s lab-on-a-chip during his PhD candidacy.