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Deadline Extended for Young Entrepreneur Award

By CO Staff @canadaone |

Canadian young entrepreneurs now have until December 7, 2010 to submit applications to the Young Entrepreneur Awards (YEA), with prizes including consulting and publicity for award winning businesses.

The selection committee will look for original business ideas well as a business's success, growth potential and social involvement. Entrepreneurs can nominate themselves for the award or they can be nominated by a third party. Application forms are available on the BDC website.

The 2011 awards include two special awards:

The Deloitte Corporate Social Responsibility Award will be presented to the winner whose company stands out in terms of practices and policies promoting environmental protection, sound human resources management or community well-being. This award comes with general consulting advice worth $10,000.

The Cisco Innovation Excellence Award will be presented to the winner who has demonstrated innovative spirit, creativity or originality in creating, marketing and promoting his/her product and service and in growing his/her business. This award comes with product/services worth $10,000 to support the winner's technology growth.

For more information on the 2011 Young Entrepreneur Awards, visit

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