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EnPoint CEO is one of 18 Atlantic finalists up for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Award

Updated: Aug 30, 2023

EY Canada is honoured to announce the regional finalists in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 program today. Selected by an independent panel of judges, businesses from each Canadian region have been recognized for transforming our world through unbounded innovation, growth and prosperity.  “This year’s finalists are creating innovative business models to withstand tough market pressures amid a challenging economic and geopolitical landscape,” says Rachel Rodrigues, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Canada Program Director. “From financial services and biotechnology to fashion and homewares, the diversity in both the industries and the entrepreneurs is a true testament to the inclusivity and excellence of Canada’s vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem.” Brine shares, "this June marked 5 years in business for EnPoint and 5 years of entrepreneurship for me; it's been a rollercoaster for sure but most of all, I am proud of the 60,000+ people we've helped, 80+ mentorship programs we've been a part of, and relentless drive of my team to do more. Helping people build confidence, skills, and connections that support them having a meaningful career is something I will always be proud of; life is too short for anything else. That kind of career doesn't happen by accident or without hard work." Now in its 29th year in Canada, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program fosters, links and empowers Canadian entrepreneurs as they transform innovative concepts into influential businesses that make a significant impact both nationally and globally. The program works in tandem with EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ and Entrepreneurs Access Network to help businesses grow, scale and overcome ever-evolving challenges, while building an equitable and inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem for all. Our entrepreneurial ecosystem brings together winning participants with innovative business leaders, facilitating connections and ideation across all industries and sectors. “Whether they’re shaking up established industries or launching fresh ventures, these entrepreneurs are actively adapting to evolving market dynamics and customer expectations to propel sustainable growth,” says Rodrigues. “We’re excited to celebrate all of their achievements as they rise to the challenge of addressing our most pressing issues by delivering new solutions to market — all the while creating jobs and fuelling economic prosperity.” "I'm grateful that I get to wake up and each day do work I care about, building EnPoint with passionate clients, partners, and a committed team, says Brine. I was reminded by a few wise mentors of mine that awards like these help us pause, reflect, and celebrate the hard-earned milestones and scars (aka lessons learned) on the journey to date. Thank you to EY for this recognition and for the platform to share more about the work we're doing at EnPoint." View the full list of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023 Pacific finalists View the full list of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023 Prairies finalists View the full list of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023 Ontario finalists View the full list of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023 Québec finalists View the full list of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023 Atlantic finalists.

– ends – About EY EY exists to build a better working world, helping create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets. Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate. Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today. EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. Information about how EY collects and uses personal data and a description of the rights individuals have under data protection legislation are available via ey.com/privacy. EY member firms do not practice law where prohibited by local laws. For more information about our organization, please visit ey.com. Follow us on Twitter @EYCanada. What’s next? The independent panel of judges will select regional winners and one overall regional winner from each Canadian region will then be announced in October. Regional winners will then compete at the national awards celebration in November for the title of Canada’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023. The overall Canadian winner will go on to compete with national winners from across the globe in Monaco for the title of EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2024. Last year’s winner, Joanna Griffiths of Knix — a Toronto-based intimate apparel company best known for their human-centric design and cutting-edge technology — travelled to Monaco last week to represent Canada on the world stage for EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023. More information Visit ey.com/ca/eoy for more program details and follow #EOYCanada on social media for the latest program updates.

For press contacts and more information from EY visit: https://www.ey.com/en_ca/news/2023/06/over-one-hundred-regional-finalists-up-for-ey-entrepreneur-of-the-year-2023-award EnPoint Press Contact: Chantal Brine 902- 452-4467 Julia Brine 902-880-6945



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