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Canada's Top 20 Under 30 Awards Make Final Call for Entries

July 4, 2011

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FuEL Awards program extends search for the nation’s best young
entrepreneurs to July 15, 2011

TORONTO, July 4, 2011 /CNW/ – Canada’s economic future depends largely
on the country’s ability to nurture and support innovative
entrepreneurs, who create world-beating products and services,
high-quality jobs and positive economic and social change in our local
communities.

That’s why the FuEL Awards were created. Celebrating Canada’s Future
Entrepreneurial Leaders (FuEL), the national, bilingual program honours
the achievements and aspirations of young entrepreneurs, identifies
role models for progressive business practices and inspires youth to
make entrepreneurship their No. 1 career choice.

NEW ENTRY DEADLINE
All Canadian entrepreneurs under the age of 30 are encouraged to apply
for the FuEL Awards before the extended entry deadline of July 15.
Anyone who knows a smart young entrepreneur can also submit a
nomination till July 15. (Candidates do not need to be nominated before
applying.)

WINNERS AND PRIZING
Twenty winners will announced November 14 and receive profile on the
FuEL Awards website and in an extensive editorial package in PROFIT
Magazine and a one-day business consultation with KPMG
Enterprise professionals. One applicant will be named FuEL Entrepreneur
of the Year and attend the exclusive QuantumShift™ program at the
Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario,
compliments of KPMG Enterprise. Also, the applicant who attracts the
most votes from the public will receive the People’s Choice Award and a
complimentary pass to PROFIT Magazine’s GrowthCamp, an exclusive
conference for Canada’s Top New Growth Companies.

JUDGING PANEL
Winners of the FuEL Awards will be selected through a combination of
public online voting and review by a panel of leading entrepreneurs,
including: W. Brett Wilson, Prairie Merchant Corp., Calgary; Sarah
Prevette
, Sprouter.com, Toronto; Kunal Gupta, Polar Mobile, Toronto;
Margot Micallef, Oliver Capital Partners, Calgary; Mike Jagger,
Provident Security Corp., Vancouver; Harley Finkelstein, Shopify,
Ottawa; Raymonde Lavoie, DesArts Communication, Montreal. Other judges
are to be announced.

PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS
The inaugural FuEL Awards are produced by PROFIT Magazine and Impact
Entrepreneurship Group, with the support of Presenting Sponsor Rogers,
National Sponsors KPMG Enterprise and TD Bank Financial Group and
Associate Sponsor Filemobile.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information about the FuEL Awards, including complete judging
and eligibility criteria, visit http://www.fuelawards.ca.

About PROFIT Magazine
PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada’s preeminent
publication dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing
small and mid-sized businesses. For 29 years, Canadian entrepreneurs
and senior managers across a vast array of economic sectors have
remained loyal to PROFIT because it’s a timely and reliable source of
actionable information that helps them achieve business success and get
the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and
social change. Visit PROFIT online at http://www.profitguide.com.

About Impact Entrepreneurship Group
Founded in 2004, Impact Entrepreneurship Group is Canada’s leading
youth-run, non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening youth
entrepreneurship. Through its various programs, Impact encourages youth
to venture down the path of entrepreneurship and supports their
endeavours along the way. Impact succeeds in these efforts due to its
driven members, strong alumni network and many supportive partners.
Visit Impact online at http://www.impact.org.