New competition selects top young entrepreneur.
Jacob Pratt (right) was congratulated by Brett Wilson chosen in April as the inaugural winner of Boom Box, CBC's competition for Aboriginal entrepreneurs. Pratt, a third year business student at the First Nations University of Canada, won with his pitch for Wambi Dance, which is both a talent agency registering a wide variety of Aboriginal artists and a central agency that event planners and organizations can turn to for Aboriginal artists. Along with winning $2,500, Pratt received three months of mentorship. Wilson, a Dragon's Den veteran, teamed up with CBC, putting up $5,000 in prize money. Winners were selected through a combination of online voting and committee selection. Jennifer Dubois was second and Heather Abbey third.
Compiled by Shari Narine