Canadian Youth Business Foundation

Canadian Youth Business Foundation

June 30, 2011 16:28 ET

Matthew Hudson Wins National Best Business Award at Canadian Youth Business Foundation Chairman's Awards

Winnipeg-Based Entrepreneur Wins $20,000 and the Opportunity to Mingle With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 30, 2011) - The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is pleased to announce that Winnipeg-based entrepreneur, Matthew Hudson, founder of Invenia Technical Computing Corporation was honoured with the National Best Business Award at the ninth annual CYBF Chairman's Awards live judging event on June 30th.

Matthew received a prize package valued at over $30,000, which includes $20,000 for business expansion* and a paid trip to Nice, France, to join the Canadian delegation at the G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit in October, and will be featured in a CYBF advertising campaign.

In addition, Matthew also received the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to mingle with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at an exclusive reception hosted by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Governor General David Johnston in Ottawa, on Thursday, June 30.

"We are extraordinarily pleased to honour Matthew Hudson with the title of National Best Business Award Winner," says Vivian Prokop, chief executive officer, Canadian Youth Business Foundation. "Canada is driving and celebrating excellence in youth entrepreneurship and the eyes of the world are on the incredible accomplishments of the young entrepreneurs we work with. Matthew's success is a true inspiration to other young Canadians and demonstrates the power of young people to create jobs and become successful leaders by launching and growing their own businesses."

Matthew was selected from a group of five outstanding finalists who vied for the National Best Business Award. The four finalists were:

  • Best Green Business: Toby Reid, Solegear Bioplastics Inc.
  • Best Female Entrepreneur: Anaïs Guimond, Atlantic Cirque
  • Best Socially-Minded Business, Christine & Vincent Poirier, Momzelle Nursing Clothing
  • Best Newcomer Business: Axel Arvizu and Juan Roman, La Tortilleria

To read about these award winners or for additional information on the CYBF Chairman's Awards program, please visit

*(privately funded by an anonymous third party)

Canadian Youth Business Foundation – Canada's Entrepreneur Gateway

The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is the 'go to' place for youth entrepreneurship. As a national charity, we are dedicated to growing Canada's economy one young entrepreneur at a time. We look at character not collateral, when providing youth, age 18-34, with pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring. We help them launch and sustain a successful entrepreneurial business.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Youth Business Foundation
    Rachel Azagury
    Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications
    866-646-2922 x2111
    Cell: 647-834-2923