CALGARY, ALBERTA (March 7, 2016) – Dustin Erickson, owner of Float Space and student at the University of British Columbia, has been named Western Canada’s 2016 Student Entrepreneur Regional Champion. Regional Champions in Western Canada were named 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.
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).
Erickson received the title of Student Entrepreneur Regional Champion because of his vision to not only create this unique business, but to help establish floating as a key aspect of the healthcare industry as well as individual health and well being.
“Float Space, as a company, is a product of me wanting to float all the time and living in a modern world where if you want to share things you turn it into a business,” said Erickson. “It’s an environment that facilitates a return to a homeostatic physiological, mental, emotional and spiritual balance point.”
The Student Entrepreneur Regional Champion title allows Erickson to showcase his business and personal accomplishments on the national stage at the Enactus Canada National Exposition in Toronto on May 3, 2016, where he will compete for the title of Student Entrepreneur National Champion.
Erickson will now compete against five other Student Entrepreneur Regional Champions from across Canada for the national title, a $10,000 cash prize and 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 postsecondary 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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