BDC Young Entrepreneur Award finalists to be announced on May 22

MONTREAL, May 17, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) will announce the provincial finalists competing for the 2013 BDC Young Entrepreneur Award contest and kick-start the online voting campaign that will determine the winner of the $100,000 grand prize.

On May 22, visit the BDC Young Entrepreneur Award microsite to discover the unique stories of young entrepreneurs who have reached a turning point, that decisive moment when the right move can turn a tough challenge into a springboard for future growth and success.  Their projects run the gamut from agribusiness diversification and equipment ramp-ups to high tech break-throughs and export initiatives.

Follow the contest through updates on Facebook at "BDC Entrepreneur", Twitter at @BDC_News and LinkedIn.

About the BDC Young Entrepreneur Award contest
Created by the Business Development Bank of Canada in 1988, the BDC Young Entrepreneur Award contest pays tribute to remarkable Canadian entrepreneurs between 18 and 35 years of age. The finalists compete for a $100,000 grand prize. The winner will be selected by public vote and the contest runner-up will receive a second prize of $25,000 in consulting services. The Financial Post and La Presse are the media partners of the 2013 BDC Young Entrepreneur Award. www.bdc.ca/yea

About BDC
Canada's business development bank, BDC puts entrepreneurs first. With almost 2,000 employees and more than 100 business centres across the country, BDC offers financing, subordinate financing, venture capital, securitization and consulting services to more than 28,000 small and medium-sized companies. Their success is vital to Canada's economic prosperity. www.bdc.ca

SOURCE: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BANK OF CANADA

For further information:

For more information about the BDC Young Entrepreneur Award finalists and for interview opportunities: 
Maria Constantinescu
Senior Advisor, Public Relations
Business Development Bank of Canada
514 518-1577
maria.constantinescu@bdc.ca


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