Charlottetown, PE – The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce has launched its 4th annual Student Entrepreneur Award as part of an effort to celebrate and support entrepreneurship on PEI. This award is sponsored by Air Canada and will be presented to a post-secondary student who both resides on the Island during the academic year and operates a business here.
“Young entrepreneurs bring an energy and passion to their businesses in a way that inspires their peers and those around them,” said Chamber President, Dawn Binns. “We are pleased and excited to offer this award to recognize Island students who are following entrepreneurship as a career path.”
The award reflects the Chamber’s commitment to encourage economic growth on PEI by promoting and supporting entrepreneurship.
“We feel a strong connection to the communities we serve and understand the integral role that business plays in these communities,” said Susan Grant, Air Canada Manager of Business Development – Atlantic Canada. “We are very proud to sponsor this award, which will encourage the young entrepreneurs and business leaders of tomorrow.”
The Student Entrepreneur Award winner will receive a $2500 cash prize and a one-year complimentary membership with the Chamber. The recipient will be selected by the Chamber’s Student Entrepreneur Award Review Committee, and the award will be presented in the spring of 2020.
The deadline for applications is Friday, March 6th, 2020. To review the eligibility criteria or to apply, visit charlottetownchamber.com/studentaward.