MISSISSAUGA (March 14, 2013) – Ethan Quoc-Nam Do, owner of OverAir Technologies Ltd. and student at McMaster University, has been named the 2013 Student Entrepreneur Regional Champion for Central Canada. Champions were named by national charitable organization, Enactus Canada and proud program supporter, the John Dobson Foundation as part of the Student Entrepreneur National Competition.

Do was awarded the title of Student Entrepreneur Regional Champion by a panel of industry leaders serving as judges at the Enactus Canada Regional Exposition in Mississauga because he balances the demands of a full time university course load with the pressure of running a company. OverAir Technologies Ltd. uses Near Field Communication (NFC) tags to automate virtually any tasks, from loading contact information into an address book to downloading coupons to getting the next bus time.

“I was so surprised when they announced I was Student Entrepreneur Regional Champion that I accidentally swallowed my candy,” laughs Do. “Sincerely, I am very thankful to Enactus Canada and The John Dobson Foundation for the honour. It will really help move my business forward.”

Mike Wahl, Co-Owner Definitions, presented the Student Entrepreneur Regional Champion awards on behalf of Enactus Canada.

“Enactus Canada is pleased to celebrate and support Ethan’s combined business and academic efforts,” explains Enactus Canada president Nicole Almond. “His entrepreneurial spirit will serve as inspiration to other student entrepreneurs across the country.”

With the regional title, Do now also has the chance to become National Champion at the 2013 Enactus Canada National Exposition in Toronto, Ontario taking place on May 8th. The National Champion will receive a $10,000 cash prize and represent Canada at the international level of competition, the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards.


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.

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