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 was a national program, created by Wes Nicol and 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. Launched in 1997, over 3,500 students participated in the Nicol, and over $1,000,000 of prize money was awarded to help winning teams pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.

This 10th year was the final year for the Nicol Award, and to celebrate a decade of success in the support of young Canadian entrepreneurs we created this tribute video to thank Wes Nicol and all our sponsors.

Thanks to Rogers TV for the production of this video.

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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