Each year, EY recognizes unstoppable entrepreneurs across the country that are transforming our world through unbounded innovation, growth and prosperity. Today, judges named 33 businesses as finalists in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Prairies program.
“Many entrepreneurs have risen above the challenges brought on by the last year and have taken a stand on the front lines to help propel the growth of their communities forward through recovery,” says Rob Jolley, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Prairies Program Co-Director. “Entrepreneurs will play a major role in shaping and rebuilding our economy, and this group makes me very confident about achieving future success.”
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. Prairies finalists are a true representation of how dynamic the market is — with some players emerging in new industries, and others adapting services with the momentum created by the pandemic.
“This year, we’re seeing the results of the diversification among the Prairies entrepreneurial landscape and changing tide of entrepreneurs leading businesses across new and existing sectors,” says Shane Dunn, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Prairies Program Co-Director. “This exciting list of finalists are creating innovative business models in new sectors to withstand tough market pressures in everything from software and healthcare, to cryptocurrency and cannabis.”
View the full list of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 Prairies finalists
The independent panel of judges will select regional winners who will be announced in July. The winners will move forward to compete with winners from the Pacific, Ontario, 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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