David and Stephanie Ciccarelli, co-founders of Interactive Voices Inc., recently nominated for the Young Entrepreneurs award, may find themselves leaving on a jet plane headed for Moncton, New Brunswick in mid October of this year. The Young Entrepreneurs Awards were established by the Business Development Bank of Canada in 1988, and recognize young entrepreneurs between the ages of 19 to 35 who have distinguished themselves by their business sense and innovative spirit.
Interactive Voices has designed, created and implemented web-based software for the world's largest corporations and broadcast entities to hire language translators and voice-over professionals since the year 2004. Interactive Voices has developed an international reputation for providing the best voice-over services and economical solutions using the most intuitive project management system in the audio industry.
This technology focus and expertise has enabled Interactive Voices to take full advantage of the new generation of satellite radio, online radio, HD radio, and podcasting by connecting clients with professional voice-over talents – all controlled from a simple and easy to use graphical interface using Interactive Voices’ proprietary software.
Community involvement includes membership and affiliation with the Better Business Bureau of Canada, TechAlliance, InterNetwork, Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology, the Audio Industry Advisory Council, participation in University Choral ensembles, direction of children’s choirs, and audition coaching for local choir schools and musical theatre productions.
Company CEO, David Ciccarelli says, "At Interactive Voices, we create faster, better and easier ways ‘To connect clients with professional voice-over talents online.’ We aim to build the largest database of recorded voices in existence, including a voice from every nation and every language. It is an honour to be nominated for the Young Entrepreneur Award.”
The winners are selected by a panel of business people, entrepreneurs, members of chambers of commerce, and BDC representatives. The following selection criteria apply to all nominees: the originality of the business concept, its success, growth potential, and social involvement. The panel also considers the entrepreneur's age when the business was started and any special challenges that had to be faced. The 2006 Young Entrepreneur Awards ceremony will take place on October 17, in Moncton, New Brunswick.
As was announced last week, Interactive Voices has acquired the domain name Voices.com and will be completing the transition by September 2006, equipping them with more powerful branding opportunities and a platform to reach their ambitious goals.
About David Ciccarelli
David Ciccarelli, Chief Executive Officer. As the founder of Interactive Voices, David offers management experience as well as a clear vision for the future. Most recently, David presented Interactive Voices as a New Voices winner at DigiFest 2005, an award recognizing Interactive Voices as an industry leader who provides digital media products and innovations that contribute to Canada’s economic and cultural future. In 2000, David graduated from the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology with an Honor’s Degree in Audio Technology.
About Stephanie Ciccarelli
Stephanie Ciccarelli, Marketing. With a depth of experience in human resources, vocal production, and copy writing skills, Stephanie is able to effectively communicate the objectives of Interactive Voices to voice talent and client members through email campaigns and customized newsletters each month, personalizing the experiences for all prospects and customers of Interactive Voices. Stephanie is also the author of The Podcasting Ebook: Your Complete Guide to Podcasting and The Definitive Guide To Voice-Over Success, and The Voice-Over Script Collection. Stephanie is a graduate of the Don Wright Faculty of Music at the University of Western Ontario, Bachelor of Musical Arts, Spring ‘06.
About Interactive Voices
Based in London, Canada, Interactive Voices provides an online marketplace, facilitating transactions between business clients and voice-over professionals, employing a comprehensive suite of web-based services. Clients that have worked at Interactive Voices include NBC, ESPN, PBS, The History Channel, Reader's Digest, Comcast, Nortel Networks, Bell Canada, Microsoft, Cisco Systems, ING, Western Union, Ford, GM, Jaguar, US Army, the US Government and more.