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Startup Grind Ottawa Hosts Steve Beauchesne Beaus Brewing Company

2/26/2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Steve Beauchesne, Beau's Brewing Company

Steve Beauchesne is the co-founder and CEO of Beau's All Natural Brewing Company, a multi-award winning microbrewery in Eastern Ontario. Prior to starting Beau's, Steve worked for six years in Business Planning within Ontario Public Service (OPS). In 2012 Steve was a finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, and was a nominee for the Desjardins Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards. Since its inception in 2006, Beau's All Natural has been the recipient of numerous awards for brewing excellence, including two Gold medals at Mondial de la Bière (Strasbourg, France and Montreal, Quebec), five Gold medals at the Canadian Brewing Awards, “Best Craft Brewery in Ontario” (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007) and “Best Craft Beer in Ontario” (2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007) at the Golden Tap Awards, was chosen LCBO Brewmasters Cup Champion (2013), as well as “Best Beer” and “Best Brewery” at the National Capital Craft Beer Festival (2013, 2012). Steve is the vice-chairman and board member of the Ontario Craft Brewers Association, as well as on the Board of Directors of Prescott-Russell Tourism. Steve holds a B. Commerce degree from Ryerson University in Tononto. Not just a king of beer, you’ll also catch him tearing it up with his band, and mentoring students, entrepreneurs and whoever else needs a helping hand in the community.

AGENDA 6:00 Networking and Food

7:00 Fireside Chat

8:00 Networking


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