Last night, TalentEgg was selected by an expert judging panel of senior business leaders to win the National Best Business Award at the Canadian Youth Business Foundation Chairman’s Awards.
TalentEgg founder Lauren Friese competed against other finalists – successful entrepreneurs from across Canada – who had also previously been selected as category winners in the Chairman’s Awards, at a special ceremony held at the CN Tower in Toronto as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).
TalentEgg also won the Best Expanding Business Award, announced in October 2012.
“Over the last four and a half years, TalentEgg has helped millions of college and university students and recent graduates successfully transition from school-to-work and hatch their careers,” Friese said.
“As both the National Best Business and Best Expanding Business awards winner, it’s clear that we have never been in a better position to continue innovating, expanding and helping even more Canadians access career launching opportunities.”
The Chairman’s Awards recognize outstanding achievement in entrepreneurship in Canada and distinguish leaders that promote and advocate for social and economic growth through entrepreneurship.
“We are extraordinarily pleased to honour Lauren Friese with the title of National Best Business Award Winner,” said John Risley, Chairman, CYBF Board of Directors. “Canada is driving and celebrating excellence in youth entrepreneurship, and Lauren and her fellow award winners’ success is a true inspiration to other Canadians, demonstrating the power of young people to become successful business leaders and help fuel our economy.”
Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Diane Finley took part in the celebrations and echoed this sentiment, adding that businesses like TalentEgg are the engine of Canada’s economy, creating jobs and fostering growth. “This is why our government is proud of our collaboration with the Canadian Youth Business Foundation to help support the next generation of small business leaders. Today’s youth are tomorrow’s workforce, so by investing in them we are helping contribute to Canada’s long-term growth, competitiveness and overall prosperity.”