Our Best Youth Entrepreneur category debuted in 2020, recognizing the young individual (35 and under) that has founded a successful business in British Columbia. This group of entrepreneurs now own over 11 per cent of our small businesses, demonstrating their innovation, resourcefulness and strong entrepreneurial drive.
These individuals navigate a business landscape where their relative inexperience, lack of credit history and modest asset base all serve to increase the challenges they face on a daily basis.
To win our Best Youth Entrepreneur Award, nominees will be assessed on three qualities:
- Clear Vision: Demonstrates a clear idea for the future of the business in the areas of business growth, corporate responsibility and financial data.
- Track Record: Growth beyond the conceptual stage to become an active business with at least twelve months of financial data.
- Impact: How has the business made a difference? The ideal business will demonstrate social, environmental or economic impact.
In 2020, Elevate Ultimate dazzled our judges with their commitment to improving youth participation in sport. Who will follow them in 2021?
Here are your Top 5 Finalists for the Best Youth Entrepreneur Award: