Each year, EY recognizes unstoppable entrepreneurs across the country that are transforming our world through unbounded innovation, growth and prosperity. Today, judges named 37 businesses as finalists in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Ontario program.
“Canadian entrepreneurs are a force to be reckoned with — no matter the economic climate,” says Craig Roskos, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Ontario Program Co-Director. “This year’s finalists are using new technologies to fill market gaps, improve healthcare systems and unlock new sources of value for companies and communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Consistent with the findings from the EY Global Capital Confidence Barometer, new vulnerabilities and unforeseen challenges brought on by the pandemic do not appear to be slowing these entrepreneurs down. Ontario finalists are a true representation of how dynamic the market is — with some players emerging in new industries, others evolving mature industries and some diversifying current business models to withstand tough market pressures.
“Ontario entrepreneurs understand it’s not enough to only focus on the now — they’re building a culture that inspires true agility, resilience and long-term growth to create a powerful competitive advantage,” says Stephanie Lamont, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Ontario Program Co-Director. “We’re proud to see businesses in this region drive positive change in local and global communities, while continuously challenging the status quo with innovative ways of thinking.”
View the full list of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 Ontario finalists
The independent panel of judges will select seven regional winners who will be announced in July. The winners will move forward to compete with winners from the Pacific, Prairies, Québec and Atlantic regions at the national awards celebration in November 2021, where 10 national winners will be named, including Canada’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 Award winner. The overall Canadian winner will go on to compete with national winners from across the globe for the title of EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year in June 2022.
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