The better the question. The better the answer. The better the world works. У вас есть вопрос? У нас есть ответ. Решая сложные задачи бизнеса, мы улучшаем мир. У вас є запитання? У нас є відповідь. Вирішуючи складні завдання бізнесу, ми змінюємо світ на краще. Meilleure la question, meilleure la réponse. Pour un monde meilleur. 問題越好。答案越好。商業世界越美好。 问题越好。答案越好。商业世界越美好。

EY- We celebrate Canadian entrepreneurs

Program benefits and details

Why get involved?

Entrepreneur Of The Year winners and finalists represent the world's most influential, innovative and exclusive network of entrepreneurs. Benefits of the program include:

  • Unlock an exclusive business network
  • Harness the knowledge of best-in-class business advisors
  • Elevate your brand through media opportunities
  • Recognize the achievements of your team, and involve them every step of the way!
  • EY Growth Navigator session – get a customized growth strategy to take your business to the next level
Download the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 brochure
Nominate an entrepreneur for 2018 today!



Who's eligible?

  • The nominee must be an owner or CEO or equivalent who’s primarily responsible for the recent performance of the company
  • The company must be 2-5 years old for the Emerging category, and 3+ years for all other categories
  • The nominee must be nominated region in which the company is headquartered


Celebrating and involving your team

Entrepreneurs know it takes a team of dedicated people make a business succeed. And Entrepreneur Of The Year offers opportunities for everyone to be involved:

  • The awards gala: If you become a finalist, the gala brings the program to life for your team as they cheer you on at the exclusive black-tie event, where they can meet influential business leaders.
  • The Company Award Program: If you’re a category award winner, we visit your office or work location to present a granite plaque to your employees. It’s our way of honouring them for their part in your achievements!


Tips to get your application noticed

A strong, well-written nomination is powerful and compelling to the judges. Consider these points when completing the nomination form:

  • Tell your story: This is all about one of the most prestigious business awards in the country. Humility has its time and place — this isn’t it. Write your narrative in the third person. It’s easier to be creative and expand on what you’ve done when you write from this perspective.
  • Understand the evaluation process: Focus on the criteria the judges look for.
  • Make it engaging: Your story should be truthful, vivid and engaging. Make it stand out. Have a PR team? Put them to work.
  • Be concise: Keep to the word count. Brevity is a virtue here.
  • Demonstrate results: You can’t measure dreams, but you can quantify growth. Use specific numbers, percentages and statistics.
  • Compare yourself to others: How do you stack up to the competition and differentiate yourself in the market? Convey those factors, remembering that judges may be unfamiliar with your industry.
  • Persuade: Convince the judges that they’re reading about a real winner. Be authentic. Be enthusiastic.
  • Polish and edit: Write it. Take a break. Then go back and read it with fresh eyes, changing what you need to make it shine.
  • Be on time: Nomination submissions are due with a firm deadline of 15 April 2018.

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