The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) on Tuesday will honour 11 of the country's most successful young entrepreneurs at the 23rd edition of its Young Entrepreneur Awards (YEA) held in Saskatoon.
"Young entrepreneurs make an important contribution to their respective communities and to Canada's economic prosperity. This year's YEA winners have turned innovative ideas into commercial success stories," says BDC President and CEO Jean-René Halde.
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The winners were chosen based on the originality of their business concept, as well as their company's success, growth potential and social involvement. The provincial and territorial selection committees also considered the number of years he or she has been in business and any special challenges that were overcome.