Thursday, June 30, 2011

FuEL Awards

I received this letter via LinkedIn this morning from Ian Portsmouth (Editor & Associate Publisher at PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success) - what an awesome idea.  Especially after attending the Young Entrepreneurs event at the Art Gallery in Windsor earlier this month, there is so much to be said about encouraging the next generations to take see entrepreneurship as a primary career choice that will take them to global markets, global thinking  and global + local leadership.

As leaders, one of our main roles it to develop the future.  It starts here.

Please nominate or vote for a Canadian Young Entrepreneur.

Date: 6/29/2011

Subject: Please help me find a young entrepreneur (or three)

As you know, I'm a huge supporter of Canadian entrepreneurship. I believe it's the key to bolstering Canada's flagging economic prospects in the face of increasingly intense global competition.

Young entrepreneurs are the key to the key. We need to educate and inspire more of them. We need them to be more innovative. We need them to think global.

So I ask for your help with the FuEL Awards, a new program I've launched at PROFIT in celebration of young entrepreneurs. We're going to identify, profile and reward the top 20 young entrepreneurs in Canada, thus inspiring other young Canadians to make entrepreneurship a primary career choice.

The application deadline is July 15, so please help asap in one of the following EASY ways:

>>nominate a deserving young entrepreneur at or encourage someone to apply directly (nomination is not a prerequisite for application)

>>Post a note encouraging applications on Twitter (#fuelawards), Facebook, your blog or website

>>Drop by and cast a vote for your favourite candidates (public votes count for 20% of an applicant's final score)

>>APPLY yourself if you are under 30!

If you have any questions or would like a copy of the FuEL Supporters' Handbook, then please drop me a line.

Thanks so much for your help!


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