Vincit California Named 2018 Greater Irvine Chamber Entrepreneur of the Year

Thursday, July 26, 2018

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Vincit California has been named the Greater Irvine Chamber’s 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year.

“I am grateful to the Chamber for creating such an open environment for new businesses to launch from,” says Ville Houttu, CEO of Vincit California. “The award belongs to my diligent and fun-loving team, as well as to our wonderful clients and partners making all this possible.”

In addition to a successful expansion from Finland to Irvine, Vincit, a digital design and development agency, supports local schools and programs for junior developers including Orange County Code School, UCI Continuing Education Web Development, and Learning Fuze. Vincit was selected three times as Best Workplace in Finland. Its success stems from two facts: satisfied customers and satisfied employees.

“Vincit California, Inc. is a perfect example of a foreign-owned company that has discovered Irvine as a key ingredient to their success in the U.S.,” said Bryan Starr, President and CEO of the Greater Irvine Chamber. “Irvine is the perfect environment to help companies like Vincit that have a strong entrepreneurial spirit to achieve their goals and grow. It’s an honor to recognize Vincit as the Chamber’s 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year.” 

Each year, the Greater Irvine Chamber recognizes businesses and individuals in Irvine that have demonstrated the principles of community service, volunteerism, and the best traditions of good corporate citizenship. Vincit was among five recipients this year to earn esteemed honors across five categories: Business of the Year (Antis Roofing & Waterproofing), Business Philanthropist of the Year (The Irvine Company), Entrepreneur of the Year (Vincit California), Nonprofit of the Year (Irvine Public Schools Foundation), and Young Professional of the Year (Ray Ferrari, Orange County Soccer Club).


For more information on how to be considered for the Greater Irvine Chamber’s business awards, contact Jessica Welch.

Category: Chamber News, Member News, Business Achievement Awards