Eli Ridder | Report

Thousands of dollars are up for the taking in the annual Enactus Student Entrepreneur National Competition but the deadline for candidate nominations is a week away.

Young entrepreneurs enrolled in post-secondary institutions across the country pitch their small businesses to panels of industry leaders with the objective of winning $10,000 for first place.

Enactus Canada says the competition “enhances the success of full-time students operating businesses, who are creating jobs and advancing the Canadian economy.”

Students can nominate themselves online after meeting some criteria, such as being a a full time student and owning 25 per cent of the company they are entering in the contest.

Nomination and Rules: Enactus.ca/SE

Humber College’s Enactus President Amelia Savoie said that students should enter the competition because of the “great opportunity for exposure and funding” that could potentially boost their business. 

The top 12 applicants receive paid trip to Vancouver to pitch their businesses to executives from  a variety of companies and industries, and are able to engage in other events at the contest for networking.

The top three move on to the competitions final round to pitch their business in front of a larger audience with guaranteed funding and media coverage, Ms. Savoie told The Avro Post.

Anyone from Humber College and the University of Guelph-Humber enter, if they meet the criteria, and fight to get one of the podium prizes: $2,000 for third, $4,000 for second or the top spot. 

More details to follow. Image of Humber College Enactus from Facebook. 

Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a freelance journalist. He founded The Avro Post in October 2017. He writes for Breaking911 and Guelph Politico, among others. Feel free to connect at ELIRIDDER@ICLOUD.COM or at ELIRIDDER.CA

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