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An entrepreneur who started a communications company at 18 after launching his first business at 12 has won the Business Development Bank of Canada's (BDC) 2005 Young Entrepreneur Award for Ontario.

Leerom Segal, now 26, was cited for combining his business acumen, creative strategies and software development skills to build a company that has grown by more than 1,800 per cent over a five-year period.

Klick Communications has been providing continuing education programs, brand development, custom software applications and interactive solutions such as DVD production and website development to the pharmaceutical industry since 1997.

It has branched into providing e-learning and application development to other industries from its office in Toronto.