SYPE Silver Spades 2018

2018 SYPE Silver Spades

The SYPE Silver Spades Awards is a unique annual event that supports the growth of an entrepreneurial culture and promotes professional excellence in Saskatchewan. The event is an opportunity to foster connections between entrepreneurs, young professionals, and the business community.

The SYPE Silver Spades Awards recognize the following:

  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Nomination/ApplicationPackage)
  • Young Professional of the Year (Nomination/ApplicationPackage)
  • Peddle Award: presented to honour the individual that has moved SYPE forward in the Saskatchewan business community
  • Ace of Spades: presented to a local mentor that has greatly assisted the hosting chapter in advancement and growth

Nomination/Application deadline: 

Young Entrepreneur Applications: April 30th, 2018

Young Professional Application: May 9, 2018

The Capitol

244 1st Ave North, Saskatoon

June 1st, 2018

6:00-8:00pm

Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Young Professional of the Year Award

$5,000 cash prize
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The SYPE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes a Young Entrepreneur or team that has demonstrated operating success including sales, profitability, growth prospects, job creation, and market acceptance.

An entrepreneur is a person who organizes, operates, and assumes the risk for a business venture.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

Nominees for the SYPE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award should demonstrate professionalism, including integrity, vision, drive, perseverance, and willingness to take risk.

To be eligible, a nominee must:

  • Be a Saskatchewan resident age 35 or under as of December 31, 2018.
  • Be a founding member of the business, or bought into a business, or acquired a business.
  • Be a key member of the executive team and have strategic decision making power.
  • Operate a Saskatchewan-based business that has demonstrated operating success over a three month period, including sales, profitability, growth prospects, job creation, and market acceptance.
  • Demonstrate a level of innovation and/or expansion through products, services, production processes, marketing strategies, or any other aspect of the business.
  • Consideration will be given to entrepreneurs who are contributing to his or her community through charitable work, service clubs or through any other leadership or volunteer capabilities, including any previous awards or honours accorded to him or her.

$2,500 cash prize

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The Saskatchewan Young Professional of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated professionalism, including integrity, vision, drive, perseverance, and willingness to take risk.

A professional is a person who engages in a given activity as a source of livelihood or as a career. Because of the personal and confidential nature of many professional services and thus the necessity to place a great deal of trust in them, most professionals are held up to strict ethical and moral regulations.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

To be eligible, a nominee must:

  • Be a Saskatchewan resident age 35 or under as of December 31, 2018.
  • Be actively employed by a company or operate their own professional practice.
  • Have a demonstrable record of success and achievement over a minimum two-year period, in the areas of:
    1. Professional and commercial achievement or advancement,
    2. Effective maintenance of their company or firm’s existing client base, and effective customer relationship management, whether it be internal or external customers,
    3. Successful expansion of their company or firm’s clientele,
    4. Innovation in the areas of business operation, products, services, or marketing strategies offered or implemented by their firm or company, and/or
    5. Contributions to their community through charitable service work, service clubs, or through any other leadership or volunteer capabilities.
  • Be able to provide 2 letters of reference.