Startup Canada Woman Entrepreneur Award
Nicole Verkindt | Founder, OMX
Nicole Verkindt is a serial entrepreneur; a trendsetter in the defence industry; and a Dragon on CBC’s Next GEN Dragons’ Den. As the founder of OMX, Nicole’s vision is to transform the defence sector. This collaborative platform and online marketplace helps organizations find, manage and benefit from military contracts. By adopting principles and technology from other sectors, OMX is changing the face of one of the most traditional industries. Today, OMX is having a significant impact on the Canadian economy by providing diverse strategic sourcing solutions to companies across Canada, in particular, Indigenous-owned businesses. Prior to founding OMX, Nicole started Tiburon Ltd and the Southern Ontario Defence Association.