(TORONTO) MARCH 29 2020: Twelve post-secondary students that manage a full-time course load and a business have been selected to pitch their businesses for a chance twin $10,000 through the Student Entrepreneur National Competition, proudly presented by HSBC Bank CanadaThe competition will take place May 10-20, 2021 at the Enactus Canada National Exposition. 

The 12 finalists are: 

Adham El-Khadem, owner of Buzz and student at Ryerson University 
Buzz is a food delivery comparison search engine that allows you to see all possible restaurants across the top delivery apps at once, enabling users to save money & time when ordering food online.

Azadeh Dastmalchi, owner of VitalTracer and student at University of Ottawa
VitalTracer is a start-up that offer both SaaS solution and a smartwatch that accurately captures vital signs without disrupting daily life.

Claire McLoughlin, owner of Friendly Composting and student at Thompson Rivers University
Friendly Composting is a compost pick up and local product delivery service – making composting simple and accessible for residents and businesses while connecting them to local food sources.

Ghalia Aamer, owner of TalkMaze and student at University of Alberta 
TalkMaze connects schools and individuals with high quality public speaking and debate training using an interactive, virtual environment. 

Ida Derish, owner of GynAware and student at McGill University 
GynAware’s technology allows a safe pre-surgical assessment of uterine muscle tumours via a tissue biopsy.

Katie Heggtveit, owner of Bootcamps for Change and student at Queen’s University
Bootcamps for Change allows at-risk Canadian youth to become fitness professionals, then hire them to facilitate free health programs to youth in homeless shelters.

Laura Russell, owner of Cohability and student at Saint Mary’s University 
Cohability is changing the way people search for shared accommodations by predicting compatibility based on profile and lifestyle preferences.

Lianna Genovese, owner of ImagineAble Solutions Inc. and student at McMaster University
ImagineAble Solutions Inc. assists in improving the quality of life of people who suffer from conditions or diseases that limit movement and hand dexterity.

Logan Grasby, owner of Quest Climbing and student at Mount Royal University 
Quest Climbing creates home climbing experiences for kids and adults, empowering kids to experience climbing in a safe and comfortable environment.

Mohamed Khalil, owner of Pyrocycle and student at Polytechnique Montreal 
Pyrocycle proposes a novel thermochemical process for recycling the end-of-life electronic waste, producing clean and high quality products.

Nevell Provo, owner of Smooth Meal Prep and student at Saint Mary’s University 
Smooth Meal Prep helps people stay on track/reach their fitness goals by way of healthy meals and technology while also sustaining a community.

Nicole Baranowski, owner of Hairstrong and student at Western University 
Hairstrong created an adjustable hair band, The Strongband, the only hair accessory on the market that focuses on functionality and longevity.

Learn more at https://enactus.ca/2021-student-entrepreneur-finalists/ 


ABOUT THE STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR NATIONAL COMPETITION: 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. Every year, student entrepreneurs present their businesses to panels of Canada’s industry leaders in national competitions in order to be named Enactus Canada’s Student Entrepreneur National Champion. 

ABOUT ENACTUS CANADA: Enactus Canada, a national charity and 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 3,000 post-secondary students led 275 community empowerment projects and business ventures last year in communities coast to coast, directly impacting over 39,000 lives.   

As a global network of 35 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 HSBC BANK CANADA: HSBC Bank Canada, a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc, is the leading international bank in the country. We help companies and individuals across Canada to do business and manage their finances internationally through three global business lines: Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Wealth and Personal Banking. HSBC Holdings plc, the parent company of HSBC Bank Canada, is headquartered in London. HSBC serves customers worldwide from offices in 64 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America, and Middle East and North Africa. With assets of US$2,984bn at 31 December 2020, HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations. 

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Media Inquiries:
Gaston Calzato
Manager, Marketing & Communications 
Enactus Canada 
gaston@enactus.ca | 647.867.6357