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MNP LLP presents the Startup Canada Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

6 October 2015
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Startup Canada and MNP LLP, one of the largest full-service chartered accountancy and business advisory firms in the country, will draw national attention to Canada’s most impactful young entrepreneurs at the second annual Startup Canada Awards this autumn.

The Startup Canada Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes entrepreneurs under the age of 25 who have influenced Canadian entrepreneurship through exemplary activities and leadership of their startup companies.

“Millennials are twice as likely as the average Canadian to start a business,” said Victoria Lennox, CEO and co-founder of Startup Canada. “With independence, education, and an innovative nature, their strides today influence the economy of tomorrow.”

“We are very excited to not only partner with Startup Canada, but to be the sponsor of the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award,” said John Muffolini, MNP Technology Leader. “The history of our firm has been to be a trusted advisor to our clients, and an integral part of their business growth and achieving their strategic goals. Our focus at MNP is on entrepreneurial companies across various industries including ones that are at the forefront on new technologies and innovation. We understand the spirit that goes into becoming an entrepreneur and more importantly continued success as an entrepreneur.”

The Startup Canada Awards are the hallmark awards celebrating and distinguishing Canada’s entrepreneurship community. 2015 regional award ceremonies will take place during Startup Canada’s #EveryEntrepreneur Tour, a nationwide tour with an unconference-style program that will provide on-site inspiration, mentorship and training to thousands of entrepreneurs and hundreds of community leaders. Through this support, the #EveryEntrepreneur Tour will help sow the seeds for the next generation of anchor companies and startup communities.

Startup Canada Regional Award Ceremony dates and locations:

The grand finale will take place at the CN Tower on December 1.

The Startup Canada-MNP LLP partnership kick-started in 2013 with MNP Partner Douglas McLarty and his desire to give back to the startup community in Ottawa. Now, Startup Canada and MNP partner at the national level. MNP supports Startup Canada through its annual audit, and MNP accountants have helped to educate Canadian entrepreneurs on financial literacy through Startup Canada’s Startup Finance Program.

For the latest updates on the Startup Canada Awards, visit www.startupaward.ca.