TORONTO, ON (October 2, 2023) – Enactus Canada is proud to announce that nominations are now open for the 2024 Student Entrepreneur National Competition. 

Three finalists will pitch their businesses to a panel of business executives and compete for a grand prize of $10,000. The Student Entrepreneur National Runner-Up will receive $4,000, and the Second Runner-Up will receive a $2,000. 

“We’re proud to host the Student Entrepreneur National Competition for the 27th year,” says Allyson Hewitt, president of Enactus Canada. “Student entrepreneurs are the future of this country’s economy and we are proud to support those young, hardworking students who are creating new jobs and working together to advance the Canadian ecosystem.” 

The Student Entrepreneur National Competition aims to help young business leaders network with like-minded students, showcase their ventures to top executives and entrepreneurs, and accelerate the growth of their businesses. 

Past competition winners include Arielle Lok, of Peko Produce, Western Canada’s #1 online grocery marketplace that delivers “peculiar” or surplus groceries at up to 40% off retail prices, Amr Abdelgawad, COO of NERv Technology, a health-tech startup, and Alex MacLean, founder of EastCoast Lifestyle, a notorious clothing and lifestyle brand worn by celebrities such as Sidney Crosby and Ed Sheeran. 

Nominations, including self-nominations, due December 5, 2023 at 

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

  • Be a full-time 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’ operations 
  • Have not been a previous National Champion of this competition or competed in the final round of the Student Entrepreneur National Competition last year. 


ABOUT ENACTUS CANADA: Enactus Canada, the country’s largest post-secondary experiential learning platform, is shaping entrepreneurial leaders who are passionate about advancing the economic, social and environmental health of Canada. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, more than 1,600 entrepreneurial post-secondary students led 166 community outreach projects and business ventures last year in communities coast to coast, directly impacting over 42,000 lives. As a global network of 33 countries, Enactus uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. For more information visit, 

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