Akela President named one of Ottawa’s 100 Rising Stars

Akela President Jaideep Lal has been named one of Ottawa’s 100 Rising Stars of 2012 by Invest Ottawa (www.investottawa.ca), the key organization committed to advancing Ottawa’s globally competitive, knowledge-based institutions and industries.

As described by Invest Ottawa, “Rising Stars are entrepreneurs who are growing exciting start-ups, social enterprises and non-profit organizations, which have been in operation for less than 5 years. These entrepreneurs are visionary leaders, driving change across all industries and sectors, and are shining examples of entrepreneurial excellence in Ottawa.”

“It’s truly an honor to receive this wonderful support and recognition from my peers,” says Mr. Lal. “As President of Akela, I’m excited to be part of a vibrant entrepreneurial community that’s doing so much to generate wealth and jobs in the Ottawa region. We at Akela will continue our efforts to play a constructive role in this community.”

The accomplishments of Ottawa’s 100 Rising Stars will be formally recognized and celebrated on November 16, 2012, at the Ottawa Entrepreneurship Awards, which are taking place as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week in Ottawa (www.GEWOttawa.ca).

About Akela

Akela Inc. is an Ottawa-based software company specializing in digital loyalty program solutions. The Akela system revolutionizes the concept of retail loyalty program management by replacing those traditional plastic loyalty cards with a multi-vendor, smartphone-based e-card system. Any consumer can sign up as an Akela member by downloading and registering the free Akela smartphone app, which displays a high-resolution, scannable barcode directly on the user’s smartphone screen. Instantly, the user replaces his/her scattered collection of traditional plastic loyalty cards with a single loyalty “e-card”, valid for use across all retailers and merchants participating in the Akela network. With Akela, all of the consumer’s subscriptions to different retail loyalty programs are tracked and managed using a single convenient smartphone app that features a unique loyalty ID. Akela makes it easy for any user to collect loyalty points and rewards from multiple retailers, while reducing the plastic card count.

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