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Entrepreneurs set to take centre stage at Georgian College awards

Justice Faith Betty will be keynote speaker at annual Henry Bernick Awards on May 30
Justice Faith Betty will be the keynote speaker at the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre awards.

Georgian College's Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre is thrilled to announce the upcoming celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship at the annual Henry Bernick Awards.

Set to take place on Thursday, May 30, the event will honour outstanding achievements in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, showcasing the remarkable contributions of individuals and organizations dedicated to driving positive change and fostering innovation.

"We are excited to host the annual Henry Bernick Awards, celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit that continues to drive positive change and innovation in our communities," said Dr. Mira Ray, executive director of research, innovation and entrepreneurship at Georgian College. "This event is a wonderful opportunity to come together to celebrate incredible achievements of our entrepreneurs and innovators, and we look forward to honouring their contributions."

The Henry Bernick Awards serve as a testament to the legacy of Henry Bernick, a visionary entrepreneur whose commitment to supporting emerging entrepreneurs continues to inspire countless individuals.

Each year, the awards recognize the remarkable accomplishments of individuals and organizations across various categories, highlighting their dedication to making a meaningful impact in our region and beyond.

This year's event promises to be an inspiring celebration of entrepreneurship, featuring keynote speaker Justice Faith Betty, networking opportunities, and awards for recognition in the following categories: Student Entrepreneur, Community Entrepreneur, and Entrepreneurs’ Champion.

Betty is the co-founder of Révolutionnaire, a youth-led movement that celebrates diversity and empowers young changemakers to make a difference in their local communities and beyond. She has launched partnerships with brands like Roots, L'Oréal and Rogers, and is now collaborating with the United Nations on initiatives focused on gender equality and racial justice.

The annual Henry Bernick Awards event is made possible through the generous support of sponsors and partners who share a commitment to empowering entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth. The event provides a platform to showcase the remarkable achievements of individuals and organizations, inspiring others to pursue their entrepreneurial aspirations and make a difference in our region.

The Henry Bernick Awards ceremony, which is open to the public, will be attended by regional entrepreneurs, business leaders, mentors, educators, students, and members of the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Find more event information online or reserve your spot at the Henry Bernick Awards or reach out to [email protected].