Student entrepreneur to be named National Champion with $10,000 cash prize!

TORONTO, ONTARIO (September 29, 2015) – If you run a business and are attending a Canadian university or college full time, or you know someone who is, now is the time to submit your nomination for the Student Entrepreneur National Competition.

Since 1997, Enactus Canada and the John Dobson Foundation have presented the Student Entrepreneur National Competition as a platform for young business leaders to network with like-minded students, showcase their business to top executives and leading entrepreneurs, and accelerate the growth of their business.

“This is an incredible opportunity for student entrepreneurs to gain exposure for their businesses and we strongly encourage all student entrepreneurs to come forward and apply,” explains Nicole Almond, president of Enactus Canada. “Entrepreneurs are the foundation of this country and Enactus Canada is pleased to celebrate and support the entrepreneurial spirit through this competition.”

Nominations and self-nominations will be accepted at until Friday, November 30, 2015. The competition is open to full-time students at Canadian universities or colleges who are running their own businesses.


Further Information:

Twelve provincial champions will be named in January 2016, earning the right to represent their province at one of three regional competitions held in Calgary, Halifax and Mississauga. Regional champions will then move on to the final round of competition taking place at the Enactus Canada National Exposition, May 2-4, 2016 in Toronto.

The national champion receives a $10,000 cash prize and the John Dobson Cup.

To be eligible for the award, students and their businesses must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a full time undergraduate and/or graduate student at a Canadian university or college for the current academic year
  • Be a founder and have at least 25% ownership of the company with no other individual or group with greater ownership, and be the individual primarily responsible for the business’ operation
  • Have been in business for at least the past six months
  • Have not been a previous National Champion of this competition or competed in the final round of the Student Entrepreneur National Competition during the previous school year

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ABOUT ENACTUS CANADA: Enactus Canada, this country’s largest student leadership development organization, is shaping generations of entrepreneurial leaders who are passionate about advancing the economic, social and environmental health of Canada. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, more than 2,650 entrepreneurial post-secondary students led 288 community empowerment projects and business ventures this past year in communities coast to coast. As a global network of 36 countries, Enactus uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. For more information, visit

Media Inquiries:

Nicole Almond
President, Enactus Canada
P:416.304.1566 ext.231
M: 416.702.2251