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30 May 2022 Halifax, CA

EY recognizes 17 Atlantic businesses in annual entrepreneur program

Entrepreneurs are digitalizing operations to unlock new value for stakeholders

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Entrepreneurs are digitalizing operations to unlock new value for stakeholders

EY Canada is honoured to announce the regional finalists in the EY Entrepreneur Of the Year® 2022 Atlantic program today. Selected by an independent panel of judges, 17 businesses have been recognized for transforming our world through unbounded innovation, growth and prosperity. 

“Whether food and nutrition, traffic control systems or collaboration tools, many of this year’s finalists are digitalizing traditional industries to drive more efficient and effective products and services for their customers that lead to greater value,” says Gina Kinsman, Entrepreneur Of The Year Atlantic Program Co-Director. “It’s exciting to see how these entrepreneurs are turning challenges into opportunities by placing people and technology at the heart of strategy to lead to new innovations.”

Now in its 28th year in Canada, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program supports, connects and enables entrepreneurs across Canada as they turn groundbreaking ideas into powerful businesses that deliver national and global impact. The program works in tandem with EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ and Entrepreneurs Access Network to help businesses grow, scale and overcome ever-evolving challenges, while building an equitable and inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem for all.

“We’re also seeing entrepreneurs emerge to address evolving market trends such as financial crime, regulated products and renewable energy — creating leading companies that are unlocking value in response to new needs and demands,” says Steve McLaughlin, Entrepreneur Of The Year Atlantic Program Co-Director. “Atlantic entrepreneurs are driving incredible social and economic growth for the region and we couldn’t be happier to celebrate their achievements.”

View the full list of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 Atlantic finalists

What’s next?

The independent panel of judges will select seven regional winners who will be announced in July. The winners will then move forward to compete with Pacific, Prairies, Ontario and Québec regional winners at the national awards celebration in November, where Canada’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 winner will be revealed. The overall Canadian winner will go on to compete with national winners from across the globe in Monaco for the title of EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2023. Last year’s winner, Dr. Carl Hansen of AbCellera — BC-based biotechnology company best known for its leading role in developing an antibody treatment for COVID-19 — will be heading to Monaco next month to represent Canada on the world stage for EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022.

More information 

Visit for more program details and follow #EOYCanada and #EOYAtlantic on social media for the latest program updates.

The 2022 Atlantic independent judging panel comprises Wadih Fares, President and CEO, WM Fares Group; Tareq Hadhad, Founder and CEO, Peace by Chocolate; Shakara Joseph, President and CEO, Junior Achievement (JA) Nova Scotia; Laurie MacKeigan, President, Backman Vidcom; and David Savoie, CEO, Acadian Construction.

This year's national sponsor is TSX Inc.

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