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Young entrepreneurs sought for $100,000 prize

By: Northern Ontario Business staff

Young business owners are being sought for a $100,000 award from the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).

The 2013 BDC Young Entrepreneur Award is given to an entrepreneur aged 18 to 35 who has reached a turning point with his or her company and has found a solution to take the company to the next level.

A second prize, consisting of $25,000 in consulting services, will be awarded to the BDC Young Entrepreneur Award runner-up. The deadline for submitting applications is April 2, 2013, at noon, Eastern Daylight Time.

"Showcasing and supporting Canada's best business talent is an important aspect of our mandate," said Michel Bergeron, senior vice-president of marketing and public affairs at BDC, in a news release. "The BDC Young Entrepreneur Award is the premier venue to shine a spotlight on some of the challenges young business owners face today."

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The BDC offers financing, subordinate financing, venture capital, securitization and consulting services to 28,000 small and medium-sized companies across Canada.

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