BDC now accepting applications for its annual Young Entrepreneurs Award

Starting today, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is accepting applications for its annual BDC Young Entrepreneur Awards. The grand prize is a respectable $100,000, followed by a runner-up $25,000 worth of consulting services, and of course some solid press coverage for your business.

The contest is open to Canadian entrepreneurs aged 18 to 35, whose company has “reached a turning point” and looking to “seize opportunities for growth.” Other requirements in the fine print reveal that you have been responsible for the company’s day-to-day management for a minimum of two years, and that you hold at least 20% of the company’s capital stock.

The entry deadline is March 18th and up to 11 finalists will be chosen from across the country and will be required to each produce a video explaining their business. The winner will be announced in June.

In 2014, Shep Ysselstein of Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese won the $100,000 Grand Prize. Toni Desrosiers of Abeego Designs Inc. won $25,000 in consulting services from BDC.

Ian Hardy

Ian Hardy

Ian is publisher at MobileSyrup. He's been quietly creating and building things for years and is completely addicted to Tim Hortons.