Clearpath chief up for national young entrepreneur award

Matt Rendall

Matt Rendall, chief executive officer of Clearpath Robotics, is the Ontario finalist in the Business Development Bank of Canada’s Young Entrepreneur Award.

KITCHENER — Matt Rendall, chief executive officer of Clearpath Robotics, will represent Ontario in the national finals for the $100,000 Young Entrepreneur Award sponsored by the Business Development Bank of Canada.

“It is more validation that we are onto something really powerful,” Rendall said in an interview.

The bank said Clearpath Robotics made it to the finals for its work on autonomous mobile robots that are able to navigate warehouses and factories on their own.

This cutting-edge technology is a new focus within Clearpath that taps into a lucrative market in advanced manufacturing.

Until now, Clearpath has produced autonomous vehicles that can operate on land and water. They collect samples from toxic environments, perform tasks in underground mines and clear explosives.

But the Kitchener company’s latest technology push is all about mobile robots in warehouses and factories.

The Young Entrepreneur Award is open to individuals who are 18 to 35, who faced a turning point or decisive moment in their business, and came up with solution that puts the business on a new growth trajectory. Rendall’s turning point is the plan to develop autonomous mobile robots.

Starting Wednesday and continuing until June 17, Canadians can vote for the provincial finalist they think should win the Young Entrepreneur Award. People can vote at as often as once a day.


Matt Rendall

About Crissy Wright

Crissy Wright is the Community Facilitator at the Manufacturing Innovation Network (MIN).


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One Response to Clearpath chief up for national young entrepreneur award

  1. Valerie Bradford June 4, 2015 at 8:33 am #

    Congratulations to Matt Rendall on the nomination for National Young Entrepreneur Award, and all the great work he and his amazing team are doing. Please show your support for this local manufacturer by voting daily at

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