QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC (February 16, 2016) – Sonja Behmel, owner of WaterShed Monitoring and student at Université Laval has been named Enactus Canada’s 2016 Student Entrepreneur Provincial Champion for Quebec. Provincial Champions coast to coast were named today by this country’s largest student leadership development organization, Enactus Canada, and proud program supporter, the John Dobson Foundation as part of the Student Entrepreneur National Competition.
Behmel received the title of Student Entrepreneur Provincial Champion because she saw a need in a crucial environmental marketplace and created an innovative, viable solution.
WaterShed Monitoring is a provider of technology-based solutions for water quality data storing and analyzing. They generate reliable, consistent, comparable and verifiable information and data on water sources so their clients can take action in water resources protection.
“What makes me passionate about my business is being able to offer solutions and services which aid various stakeholder groups involved in integrated water management and protect our most precious resource, water,” said Behmel. “The involvement and passion of my team, partners and clients is a daily encouragement to further develop the business.”
Behmel will showcase both her business and personal accomplishments as an entrepreneur at the Enactus Canada Regional Exposition – Central Canada in Mississauga, Ontario on March 11, where she will compete for the title of Student Entrepreneur Regional Champion.
“Sonja created her business as a way to address a pressing environmental issue,” said Enactus Canada president Nicole Almond. “She embodies the very spirit of Enactus as she uses entrepreneurship for the benefit of social good, and we are proud to celebrate and showcase her entrepreneurial spirit.”
Behmel will compete against three additional Student Entrepreneur Provincial Champions from Central Canada for the regional title and the chance to move on to the 2016 Enactus Canada National Exposition in Toronto, Ontario taking place May 2-4. The National Champion will receive a $10,000 cash prize and take home the John Dobson Cup.
ABOUT ENACTUS CANADA: Enactus Canada, ther country’s largest student leadership development organization, is shaping generations of entrepreneurial leaders who are passionate about advancing the economic, social and environmental health of Canada. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, more than 2,650 entrepreneurial post-secondary students led 288 community empowerment projects and business ventures ther past year in communities coast to coast. As a global network of 36 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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