DOZR COO Wins Woman Entrepreneur of the Year

DOZR COO Wins Woman Entrepreneur of the Year


Startup Canada Recognizes Co-Founder of Thriving, Fast-Growing Canadian Startup

KITCHENER, Ontario – June 21, 2018 – DOZR, North America’s trusted marketplace for the online rental of heavy equipment, today announced Co-Founder and COO, Erin Stephenson, has won the Ontario regional award for the Startup Canada Woman Entrepreneur of the Year. This award is presented to women entrepreneurs who have impacted Canadian entrepreneurship through exemplary activities and leadership of their companies.

When I was a little girl I believed that I could do anything I set my mind to. I started DOZR to change the construction industry for the better, using technology to do so. Seeing examples of successful women before me became a beacon that helped me channel the ambition I once had as a child and propel me forward to take a risk. I am humbled and honoured to join the ranks of the incredible and fearless women before me, and act as a beacon for the next wave of women entrepreneurs.
— Erin Stephenson

Erin is quickly emerging as a strong female leader and trailblazer within the Canadian tech sector. A strong role model for women in the startup industry, Erin welcomes the challenge of working within technology and construction, two industries dominated by men. She has become a valuable mentor for earlier-stage female founders and women in the tech industry. She is pushing DOZR forward as the company works to merge artificial intelligence with construction insights.

“DOZR is a proud Communitech success story - which began when they entered some of our early stage programs, got accepted into our Rev accelerator, and culminated with a $100,000 Rev Demo Day win,” said Heather Galt, VP of Startup Programs at Communitech. “Since then, Erin has continued to grow the company, including 298% revenue growth last year.”

The Startup Canada Awards are the hallmark event celebrating outstanding achievement in Canada’s entrepreneurship and innovation community. “Erin Stephenson embodies the very essence of Canadian entrepreneurship and is a role model for the future,” said Victoria Lennox, CEO of Startup Canada. “Breaking new ground and leading by example, Erin has built ‘the Airbnb of bulldozers and excavators,’ as North America’s trusted and leading marketplace for heavy equipment rentals, using the latest technology. We are proud to celebrate Erin’s business excellence and impact on the entrepreneurship community.”


About DOZR

DOZR is a marketplace for the online rental of heavy equipment. DOZR is North America’s trusted source for heavy equipment rentals and is revolutionizing the way the construction industry rents equipment. Contractors can request rentals anywhere, anytime, and can instantly compare quotes online from thousands of equipment suppliers across North America. Founded by experienced construction veterans, DOZR connects contractors with high quality equipment suppliers making the rental process easier than ever before. Rent with confidence. Rent with DOZR.

DOZR is working to revolutionize the way people rent heavy equipment. Founded by Erin Stephenson, Kevin Forestell and Tim Forestell, DOZR allows anyone to search for available rental equipment anywhere in North America.

We collect equipment rental prices for your chosen location and list them, allowing you to see all the prices in one place and from one account. We strive to simplify the rental experience through transparency and the power of the internet.

We are merging the incredible world of heavy equipment with the power of technology to help bring heavy equipment within reach from anyone, anywhere, anytime. We aim to provide an unmatched user experience in the equipment rental industry though state-of-the-art technology. We are customer obsessed, and value trust, honesty, authenticity and teamwork above all else.