CALGARY (APRIL 22, 2013): The PUSH Network, a student-run organization at the University of Calgary that aims to promote student entrepreneurship, has qualified to attend the Enactus Canada National Exposition in Toronto on May 6, 2013. This year alone, PUSH has already helped launch 15 student start-ups, created 10 jobs and generated $160,000 in economic activity and is supported by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and Enactus Calgary.
“The networking and mentorship opportunities that come with being a part of the PUSH Network really helped jump start my business,” said student entrepreneur, Alex Paisley. “Economic and community development rely on innovation and new ideas being generated by entrepreneurs and these programs provide us with great support.”
The PUSH Network is a resource for student entrepreneurs with a goal to inspire entrepreneurship among students, and to help build and grow student businesses.
“BDC is the only bank in Canada exclusively dedicated to entrepreneurs,” said Eileen Tran, account manager at BDC, who was also a judge at the Enactus Canada Regional Exposition. “We are proud to sponsor the PUSH Network team and contribute to the development of the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs.”
The PUSH Network is one of seven projects across Canada that are proudly supported by Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and Enactus Canada as part of the BDC Entrepreneurs First! Project Fund. The top project in the country will receive national recognition at the 2013 Enactus Canada National Exposition in Toronto on May 6th.
ABOUT ENACTUS CANADA: Enactus Canada is a community of student, academic and business leaders enabling progress through entrepreneurial action. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, more than 2,300 student leaders create and implement over 350 community empowerment projects and business ventures every year in communities coast to coast. As a global network of 39 countries, Enactus uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. For more information, visit enactus.ca.
ABOUT BDC: Canada’s business development bank, BDC puts entrepreneurs first. With almost 2,000 employees and more than 100 business centres across the country, BDC offers financing, subordinate financing, venture capital, securitization and consulting services to more than 28,000 small and medium-sized companies. Their success is vital to Canada’s economic prosperity. www.bdc.ca
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