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Wise 50 Over 50 Award™

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Businesses come in all shapes and sizes and we are looking forward to recognizing and celebrating you, the ones who have taken the leap into entrepreneurship as an encore career.

You may be a a technology company, a consultant, owner of a coffee shop or bakery, an inventor, social media expert, a dog walking company, web or app developer, artist, professional photographer, started a business with a millennial or bought an existing business …. the list is endless.

We promise to make as much noise as we can to honour you, business owners who want to share your accomplishments, be recognized and celebrated by your peers and colleagues, be an inspiration to others who are considering entrepreneurship as an encore career, and be envied by your competitors.

 Do you know someone who should be nominated, then all means we want to hear from you too.

Eligibility Criteria:

The awards are open to all Canadian resident entrepreneurs who have started a business after they turned 50 years old. Entrepreneurs must be majority owners of the business and the head office of the business must be located in Canada.


Please refer to the FAQ page for any questions you may have



The information provided is true and completed to the best of my knowledge. I authorize Wise – Seniors in Business* the release and use, in connection with the 50 over 50 Wise – Seniors in Business* Awards, of my name, company name, likeness, recording of my voice and photographs, including video tapes or other forms of media, and I agree that no compensation shall be due to me or my company for such usage if I am selected as an Award recipient.

Do you agree to the above terms? By submitting a completed application, you consent that you are willing to answer the questions in this survey.

Please note that all finalists will be asked further information to be provided for judging purposes. If notified of being a winner we will require a short bio and hi-res image of the owner as well as a hi-res logo.

The 50 over 50 award winners will be announced at the Startup Canada Day on the Hill, October 19, 2017.

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* Wise – Seniors in Business is an initiative of Business Launch Solutions

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