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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.

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.)

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 QuantumShiftâ„¢ 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.

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,, 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.

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 about the FuEL Awards, including complete judging and eligibility criteria, visit

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

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