OTTO Motors’ CEO Announced as a Finalist for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023

Matt Rendall’s entrepreneurial spirit helped grow a university project into a global robotics company

Kitchener, ON — June 12, 2023 — EY Canada today announced Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of OTTO Motors, Matt Rendall, as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Award. This program celebrates entrepreneurs whose unbounded ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world.

Matt Rendall is the leader of a global robotics company dedicated to automating the world’s dullest, dirtiest and deadliest jobs. Starting over fourteen years ago, he grew a university robotics project into an industrial automation company with over 350 employees that improves productivity and safety for some of the world’s most recognized brands, including GE and Toyota. Under his leadership, OTTO Motors was named to Fast Company’s 2023 list of Most Innovative Companies and he continues to launch the world’s largest mobile robot deployments.

“Fourteen years ago, my co-founders and I had the crazy idea that self-driving technology would transform the way industry works, but we never imagined the company would become the success it is today,” said Matt Rendall, CEO and Co-Founder of OTTO Motors. “I am honored to be named a finalist, and I share it proudly with all our amazing employees. Entrepreneurship is a guiding value at OTTO Motors, and together we are transforming industries.”

For twenty-nine years, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized entrepreneurs across Canada who master the artful balance of passion, determination, character and skill to create businesses that address the most complex challenges and build a better working world. Nominees are evaluated on their entrepreneurial spirit, financial and team growth, purpose and vision, and impact on their customers, employees and the world around them.

“Whether they’re shaking up established industries or launching fresh ventures, these entrepreneurs are actively adapting to evolving market dynamics and customer expectations to propel sustainable growth,” says Rachel Rodrigues, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Canada Program Director. “We’re excited to celebrate all of their achievements as they rise to the challenge of addressing our most pressing issues by delivering new solutions to market — all the while creating jobs and fuelling economic prosperity.”

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About OTTO Motors

OTTO Motors provides autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for material handling inside manufacturing facilities and warehouses. With over four million hours of driving experience, OTTO is trusted for mission-critical deliveries in the most demanding of industrial environments. The leading AMR provider was recently recognized as a top 10 global robotics provider, named to Fast Company’s 2023 list of Most Innovative Companies. Seventy percent of OTTO’s customers are Fortune 500 companies and include some of the world’s most recognized brands, such as GE and Toyota. For more information, visit

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®

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 145 cities in 60 countries. For more information about our organization, please visit

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