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RBC to announce the "Next Great Innovator"

TORONTO, February 21, 2008 — RBC will announce the grand prize winners for the 2008 RBC Next Great Innovator Challenge at a reception in Toronto on February 21, 2008. This year's Challenge asked university and college students from across Canada to "describe an innovation, idea or concept that Canadian financial institutions should consider to make it easier for clients to do business with us."

More than 100 proposals from schools across Canada were evaluated and narrowed down to the following five team finalists:

  • Ebiz Innovators (Rotman MBA)
  • Breakthrough Concepts (Rotman MBA)
  • Hype Cyclists (Rotman MBA)
  • RUMBA (Ryerson MBA)
  • Three Bean Salad (Schulich BComm)

The national winner will be awarded $20,000, second place will receive $10,000 and the three other finalists will receive $5,000, respectively.

DATE:
Thursday February 21, 2008

TIME:
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

RECEPTION:
5:00 p.m. - Cocktails and Hors d'Oeuvres

6:00 p.m. - Introduction of the finalists and announcement of the national winner, second place and the three other finalists

WHERE:
RBC Plaza, 200 Bay Street, South Tower, 40th Floor Lounge
Toronto

For more details on the competition, please visit: www.nextgreatinnovator.com.


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To RSVP and to book interviews, please contact:
Jackie Braden, RBC media relations, (416) 974-2124


 



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