Dustin EricksonTORONTO, ON (May 3, 2016) – Dustin Erickson, owner of Float Space and full-time student at the University of British Columbia, has been named 2016 Student Entrepreneur National Champion 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.

Dustin Erickson received the title of Student Entrepreneur National Champion after beating out hundreds of other student entrepreneurs from across Canada through provincial, regional and national rounds of competition. He received the national title at the Enactus Canada National Exposition today in Toronto.

A panel of Canada’s top entrepreneurs and business leaders voted Dustin Erickson national champion because he truly embodies the essence of his business.

Erickson’s business, Float Space, is a four tank float centre in Kelowna designed to explore and enhance the act of weightless floating in total isolation from major sources of external stimulation. This empirically-based stress relief and total optimization technique is known as saltwater isolation or floatation REST (Restricted Environmental Stimuli Technique).

“Dustin Erickson has managed to turn something he truly believes in into a viable business and that is the entrepreneurial spirit which built this country,” said Enactus Canada president Nicole Almond. “We want to encourage and celebrate this in a new generation of young leaders across Canada.”

As National Champion, Dustin Erickson received a $10,000 cash prize and took home the John Dobson Cup.


ABOUT ENACTUS CANADA: Enactus Canada, this 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 this 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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