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E.R. Monaco Young Entrepreneurs Awards

This youth program gives high school students the opportunity to enhance their skills through the development of a professional business plan. Our competition is designed to challenge your student’s entrepreneurial talents. The top 5 business plans will receive a cash prize for their efforts.

open to youth ages 15-20
5 cash prizes available

Program Information

The young entrepreneur’s awards are open to youth between the ages of 15-20, individuals attending a high school within the Hamilton area, and groups of no more than 3 students (entries may also be submitted by individuals).

Students will create their own business scenarios and ensure that all components of the business plan are completed. Students must create a start-up business (not existing or franchise). Business plans will be evaluated by local volunteer professionals and the top participants will be invited to the Hamilton E.R. Monaco Young Entrepreneurs Awards finals.

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What is the Purpose of the Young Entrepreneurs Awards?

It gives students and young entrepreneurs the opportunity to:

  • Develop business skills through the development of professional business plans
  • Develop presentation, networking, interpersonal, and team-building skills
  • Receive guidance and feedback on their proposed venture idea and gain outside perspective on its viability.
  • Be recognized by organizations within the geographic region.

For more information, please have your teacher contact the Hamilton Business Centre at 905-540-6400 or for more information.