Press release

26 May 2022 Calgary, CA

EY recognizes 27 Prairies businesses in annual entrepreneur program

Entrepreneurs are building the social and economic fabric of the community

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Entrepreneurs are building the social and economic fabric of the community

EY Canada is honoured to announce the regional finalists in the EY Entrepreneur Of the Year® 2022 Prairies program today. Selected by an independent panel of judges, 27 businesses have been recognized for transforming our world through unbounded innovation, growth and prosperity. 

“As greater infrastructure investments are made in a post-pandemic recovery, it’s not surprising to see a number of this year’s finalists in the construction, industrial and manufacturing sectors,” says Rob Jolley, Entrepreneur Of The Year Prairies Program Co-Director. “These unstoppable entrepreneurs are putting the customer at the heart of their strategy to help build the social and economic fabric of our economy, and doing so with passion and innovation.” 

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.

“Other common threads among this year’s group are energy and agriculture — with many entrepreneurs delivering innovative and customized solutions to help businesses do things differently and more sustainably,” says Shane Dunn, Entrepreneur Of The Year Prairies Program Co-Director. “It’s great to see so many leading with purpose to deliver long-term value for their stakeholders. We’re excited to celebrate their achievements.”

View the full list of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 Prairies 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, Ontario, Québec and Atlantic 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 ey.com/ca/eoy for more program details and follow #EOYCanada and #EOYPrairies on social media for the latest program updates.

The 2022 Prairies independent judging panel comprises James Boettcher, Chief Idea Officer, Custodian of Culture and CEO, Righteous Gelato; Desirée Bombenon, CEO and Chief Disruption Officer, SureCall; Mike Fata, CEO, Fata & Associates, Inc.; JoeAnne Hardy, President, WBM Technologies Inc.; Tiffany Kaminsky, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer, Symend Inc.; Ashif Mawji, Managing Partner, ScaleGood Fund; and Linda McCurdy, President and CEO, K-Bro Linen Systems Inc.

This year's national sponsor is TSX Inc. The Prairies regional sponsor is CWB Financial Group.

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