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Recognizing Entrepreneurial Success

Douglas College Self-Employment Services would like to invite you to join us in honouring exceptional entrepreneurs at the Douglas College Entrepreneur of the Year Awards to be held at the beautiful Anvil Centre in New Westminster on Tuesday March 5th, 2019.

This annual event celebrates the success of alumni from the Douglas College Self-Employment Program, recognized as one of the largest and most successful entrepreneurial training programs in Canada. Nominee submissions are selected on the basis of five criteria:  business achievements, product and service differentiators, marketing and operational strategies, community service and revenue.

Douglas College Self Employment Services has been in operation since 1995 and have assisted nearly 4,000 people start new businesses. Delivered by the Training Group at Douglas College and funded by the Employment Program of British Columbia, Self-Employment services offer practical training, business advice, one-on-one mentoring and group support to assist unemployed British Columbians start and operate a successful business. 

The Entrepreneur of the Year Awards is funded by community sponsors and continues the tradition of honouring the success of Douglas College Self Employment alumni.  More than 200 guests are expected to celebrate the evening, which will feature a networking reception, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and of course… the Award Ceremony. Seven categories are awarded that evening: Overall Entrepreneur of the Year, Youth Entrepreneur, Home-Based Business, High Tech, Service, Construction/Manufacturing and Retail.

We hope you can join us for this year’s celebration!

Tickets can be purchased online at:

We wish to extend our sincere thanks to all the EYA 2018 sponsors for their contribution to last year's event.

EYA 2019 Nomination Application Form

Download a copy of the fillable nomination form.