TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - Aug 12, 2015) - MoPals, Inc. (OTCQB: PALS), ("MoPals", the "Company") the world's first community-driven, big data focused loyalty rewards program is pleased to announce that its founder and CEO, Alex Haditaghi, has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious "EY Entrepreneur of the Year" award in the business service category.
"To be recognized as a finalist alongside some of the best and brightest people in this country is such an incredible honor and I believe this is only the beginning of what I aspire to accomplish," says Alex.
EY Entrepreneur of the Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, EY Entrepreneur of the Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in 50 countries.
Driven by his passion for pushing the boundaries of traditional business models, Alex revolutionized Canada's mortgage industry by bringing leading-edge software and technology to the business. In 2008, Profit Magazine named his company, Pacific Mortgage Group, Canada's #1 fastest emerging growth company and Canada's second fastest growing company in 2010. Revenues for the company exceeded $57 million in 2011, making it one of the elite businesses in the country. Today Pacific Mortgage Group has $2.8 billion in assets under administration, annual revenues in excess of $100 million, over 180 retail locations, more than 1,500 mortgage brokers, and originates processes and lends over $8.0 billion annually in mortgages across Canada.
Currently, Haditaghi has shifted gears back to the startup grind with the market launch of his most recent project, MoPals, a digital loyalty rewards suite for small-to-medium business enterprises. MoPals has created a unique way via beacon technology for businesses to engage and gain insights into their consumers, and more importantly, deliver rewarding and convenient shopping experiences to them.
"Over the past 15 years I've learned a lot about building and growing businesses, and with the help of some of the most brilliant developers and business people I've ever met, the future of MoPals looks very bright," stated Haditaghi.
The EY Entrepreneur of the Year Ontario winners will be announced at a gala Oct. 29. They will compete for the national title, with the winner moving on to the global competition.
To view the complete list of 2015 Ontario EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalists visit, http://www.ey.com/CA/en/Newsroom/News-releases/2015-Ontario-regions-legacy-building-entrepreneurs-advance-to-finalist-stage-of-the-EY-Entrepreneur-Of-The-Year-program
MoPals.com, Inc. (OTCQB: PALS), is a publicly-traded company and beacon-enabled loyalty rewards program. MoPals' mobile-based, big data-driven platform provides its members with exclusive offers and gives them up to 25 percent back in rewards for making purchases at participating businesses. MoPals members also earn rewards for engaging in a number of social media activities such as: sharing photos, writing reviews and recommending businesses to their friends. For more information, visit www.MoPals.com.