Congratulations to the 2023 Student Entrepreneur Finalists! All 12 finalists will pitch their business for a chance to be named Student Entrepreneur National Champion and win $10,000 through the Enactus Canada National Exposition in May 2023.

Abdul-Latif Alhassan - Memorial University of Newfoundland

AbbaTek Group Inc. is a cleantech company that is on a mission to democratize and increase capacity for the collection, analysis, and reporting of pertinent environmental data, starting with microplastics.

Arielle Lok – McGill University

Peko is building Canada’s #1 online grocery marketplace that delivers “peculiar” or surplus groceries at up to 40% off retail prices.

Athithan Ambikkumar – University of Calgary

To ensure that everyone can receive eye care from anywhere, Remote Optical is developing a digital tool that allows ophthalmologists to conduct eye examinations remotely.

Bronwyn Bridges – Memorial University of Newfoundland

PragmaClin has developed PRIMS, a digital monitoring technology for Parkinson’s Disease which efficiently covers a full range of motor and non-motor symptoms.

Chloë Ryan – McGill University

Acrylic Robotics is an art-tech start-up helping artists earn a living by scaling their work. Artists design their pieces either digitally on a tablet or physically on canvas and their brushstroke data is captured and reproduced with real paint on canvas using robotic arms

Élisabeth Mercier – University of Ottawa

Advanced Environmental Molecular Analytics Ltd. (AEMA) is a health tech start-up that develops state-of-the-art methods and provides turnkey solutions for private and public laboratories as well as wastewater epidemiological data reports for government and public health bodies so they can use it to keep their population safe!

Erin Creegan-Dougherty – Mount Royal University

Maskwa Backcountry Foods creates delicious, nutritious meals for customers’ wilderness experiences. Using locally grown sustainable ingredients, Maskwa’s goal is to share Metis culture and history one recipe at a time. 

Ghalia Aamer, University of Alberta

TalkMaze connects schools and individuals with professional public speaking and debate training. 

Jamie Magrill – McGill University

DECAP is designing protective, easy-to-use companion devices that eliminate needle-stick injuries, promote sustainable recycling practices of needle-caps, and improve workplace safety conditions for healthcare workers around the globe. 

Jessica Jenkins – University of Toronto

Specifix Dx is a student-led start-up dedicated to the improvement of clinical rapid testing tools.

Mark Mooradian – University of Guelph

Charged is a refurbishing and repair business that services and sells small light electric vehicles (electric scooters, bicycles, self-balancing wheels, and boards) across all of Canada. 

Shreyansh Anand, Queen’s University

WaiveTheWait is a patient engagement company that optimizes clinic operations by automating patient communications such as complex outreach workflows, recalling patients for preventative care, decentralized check-in processes & virtual waiting rooms. 

To celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of young Canadians, Enactus Canada runs the Student Entrepreneur National Competition, proudly presented by HSBC Bank Canada. The Student Entrepreneur National Competition enhances the success of full-time students operating businesses, who are creating jobs and furthering investments in our economic future. Learn more about the Student Entrepreneur National Competition