Young Entrepreneur Award

2024 ABEX Awards | Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce


The ABEX Award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year is awarded to an entrepreneur between the ages of 18-35 who has achieved success in launching and operating a new or existing business. Eligible candidates must offer a product and/or service; have long-term goals with corresponding strategies and have a demonstrated ability to innovate in response to marketplace challenges, resulting in a significant competitive advantage. Special consideration will be given to those who display an innovative approach to entrepreneurship.

  • Must be a for-profit business.
  • Must be financially viable.
  • Must be operating in Saskatchewan for at least two years at the time of applying.
  • Cannot have won this category within the past three (3) years.
  • Must be 35 years of age or less as of September 30, 2024.
  • Must show evidence of financial success and include strategies for future goals.
Financial Statements
Safety Plan Pass or Fail
Overall Application Quality
Business concept, strategies, goals
Revenue-Generating Offerings
Business Idea Development Processes and Resources
Understanding of Clients and Communities
Corporate Social Responsibility or ESG Practices
Ability to innovate and adapt
Additional recognition