Canada’s entrepreneurs are the backbone of the economy. In this year’s program, there were 162 finalists representing a variety of industries across Canada. Together, their businesses employ more than 33,350 people and generate over $8 billion in revenue annually.
Next up, Roy will compete with more than 50 other country winners for the title of EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 in Monte Carlo, Monaco, on 16 June 2018.
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Special Citations awarded
The national judges awarded ten entrepreneurs, who were regional category winners from across Canada, for the unique mark they’ve made on the entrepreneurial landscape and the diverse way they embrace the entrepreneurial spirit.
Metamaterial Technologies Inc. | Special Citation for Early-stage Innovation
King Cole Ducks | Special Citation for Family Business Transition
Eric Boisjoli, Yvan Boisjoli, Stefan Maynard, Jason Myers
Bold Commerce | Special Citation for Entrepreneurial Leadership
Christiane Germain, Jean-Yves Germain
Groupe Germain Hôtels | Special Citation for Brand Excellence
Bioastra Technologies Inc. | Special Citation for Purpose-driven Innovation
EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™
The gala also honoured Sarah Segal of SQUISH Candy who was recognized in EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Class of 2017.
The program acts as an accelerator to help successful women entrepreneurs gain knowhow, mentorship and resources to grow their business, access capital, and develop the networks necessary to become a formidable force in their industries.
Follow @EYCanada and #EOYCanada on Twitter for the latest event updates. Visit ey.com/ca/EOY for more program details and a complete list of finalists and winners.
The nominations for next year’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program are open now. To find out more, visit ey.com/ca/EOY
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About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries. ey.com/ca/EOY
The 2017 national independent judging panel consists of Murad Al-Katib, President and CEO, AGT Food and Ingredients; Kristi Cawthorn, CEO, Startec; Anne Darche, President, Pertinence Inc.; Michael Donovan, Executive Chairman, DHX Media; Robyn Eddy, President, Eddy Group Ltd.; Debi Hewson, President, Odlum Brown; Jeff Parr, Co-CEO & Managing Director, Clairvest; Geoff Smith, CEO, EllisDon Corporation; and Steve King, President and CEO, Alaris Royatly Corp.
This year’s program national sponsors are TEC Canada, La Presse, RDI, The TMX Group, The Globe and Mail Inc., Merrill Corporation, Kira Talent, Air Canada, SheEO, The Printing House Limited, Hillberg & Berk and MediaOne Creative.
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