The 2012 BDC Young Entrepreneur Award recognizes, encourages and supports young entrepreneurs who put innovation at the heart of their business strategy. If you are between 18 and 35 years of age and have a plan that will either improve your company’s processes, products or services, or its ability to better meet your clients’ needs, the BDC wants to hear about it. To enter the contest, create a short video (1 to 2 minutes) explaining your innovation project and how it will help grow your business. The judges will choose 11 finalists — one per province and one to represent the combined territories. These 11 finalists will benefit from national and regional visibility opportunities. Then Canadians will vote on BDC's microsite or Facebook page for the project of the finalist who they think most deserves the $100,000 BDC Grand Prize for Innovation.