President & CEO of Semintha Nutraceuticals Ltd., Mr. Nicholas P. Katsepontes, has been nominated for EY Entrepreneur of The Year

Mr. Nicholas Katsepontes, President and CEO of Semintha Nutraceuticals Ltd., has been nominated for EY Entrepreneur of The Year, an award that recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their business and communities, for Atlantic Canada in the biotechnology category.

Mr. Katsepontes received his nomination certificate on June 11th, 2014  in St. John’s, Newfoundland.The finalists for Atlantic Canada will be announced in July, 2014, and the award winners will be unveiled at the EOY Atlantic Awards Gala in October.  The winner from Atlantic Canada will then proceed to the National EOY Awards in November. Mr. Katsepontes noted “On behalf of Semintha Nutraceuticals Ltd. we are humbled and proud to have been nominated. On behalf of dedicated employees, we are proud to be at the forefront of the biotechnology sector in Newfoundland and Labrador, and committed to transforming the traditional forestry sector with our biotechnology company creating health products derived from birch trees.” He further noted that “our company is committed to creating our health products by means of a renewable and sustainable harvest of birch trees by-products without cutting down trees.

Semintha Nutraceuticals Ltd. has obtained support from the Newfoundland Department of Innovation, Business and Rural Development, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Research & Development Corporation to help the company with commercialization, marketing and R&D activities.



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About Semintha Nutraceuticals Ltd.

Semintha Nutraceuticals Ltd. is a St. John’s, Newfoundland based company committed to developing health products including cosmeceutical, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products from birch tree by-products. Currently its initial products are marketed in Japan, the United States, Ontario and Quebec. The Company has a number of new products under development working and collaborating with private, public, university and research institute partners in Newfoundland, Quebec and Duluth, Minnesota.


Contact Information:
Suite 201, 10 Pippy Place
St. John’s NL, Canada, A1B 3X3
Phone : +709.700.0976/Fax : +709.800.8956
Attention: Nicholas P. Katsepontes, President and CEO