Each year one competing team wins the coveted Nicol Award.
Finalists give a 15 minute oral presentation of their business plans.
The judges have 15 minutes for questions and answers with each team.
The gala award dinner is held in Ottawa’s historic Château Laurier Hotel.
Linda Hasenfratz, CEO of Linamar Corporation, delivers a keynote speech in 2013.
Mark Sutcliffe, Master of Ceremonies, speaking at the 2014 Nicol Award Gala.
The audience is introduced to each finalist team and then the winning team is announced.
Each year one competing team wins the coveted Nicol Award.


Announcement of 2014 winner
Wes Nicol is pleased to announce that University of Calgary student Emily Hicks has won the national Nicol Entrepreneurial Award Competition.

The Nicol Entrepreneurial Award is a national program designed to generate and reward interest in entrepreneurship on the part of undergraduate students in any faculty or field of study at participating universities across Canada. Since its launch in 1997, well over 3,500 students have participated in the Nicol at some level, and over $1,000,000 of prize money has been awarded to help winning teams pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.

This will be the tenth and final year for the Nicol Award, and we will be celebrating a decade of success in the support of young Canadian entrepreneurs. We will be making a special tribute to Wes and our generous sponsors so be sure not to miss this year’s Gala.

Thanks to our 10th Anniversary sponsors!
Click here to see who they are.

Rogers TV aired a broadcast of the 2014 Nicol Award Gala on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 10 p.m.

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