The 7T6 Early Career Award: 2013 Recipient
Terence Michael Branch
In less than 10 years, Mike has turned Inovex, a computer software company that he founded with classmate Bob Bradley, from a home-based operation to a vibrant company that develops software applications focused on the healthcare, energy and environmental sectors. Under his dynamic leadership, the Inovex team has developed solutions that help health care facilities collect and analyze patient information and help municipalities comply with the Ontario Green Energy Act. Inovex recently won two silver Stevie® Awards in the 2013 International Business Awards for its first ‘software as a service’ product, Maps BI.
Even as Mike has been expanding his company, he has never stopped giving his time and expertise back to U of T. He has been a member of the Engineering Alumni Association board since 2007 and served as president from 2011 to 2013. As a member of the College of Electors, he participated on the search committee that selected David Peterson as Chancellor of the University of Toronto.
Mike began his volunteer leadership as a student, serving as vice-president external of the Engineering Society. He and his company continue to support academic excellence and innovation. Mike has participated in entrepreneurship panels at U of T and supported the multi-university, student-run NSpire Innovation Network. His volunteerism extends beyond engineering to support youth drama programs and career development workshops for at-risk high school students.
- Ontario Professional Engineers Awards, Engineering Medal: Young Engineer Award, 2013
- International Business Awards, Silver Stevie® Awards for Best New Software Product and Best Software Design, 2013
- President, Hillfield Strathallan College Alumni Association, 2013
- President, U of T Engineering Alumni Association, 2012–2013
- Board Member, Streetwise Actors, 2011–present
- Star Award, The Oakville Players, 2011–2012
- Arbor Award, U of T, 2010
- Mentor, DREAM, 2009–2010
- Founder and CEO, Inovex, Inc., 2003–present
- Developer of MyCellMyTerms.com, pitched on CBC Dragons’ Den, 2009
- Member, U of T College of Electors, 2003–2006