(TORONTO, ON) October 2, 2022: Jamieson Fregeau, owner of Quandri and full-time student at the University of Victoria, has won $10,000 and has been named the 2022 Student Entrepreneur National Champion by Enactus, Canada’s largest student leadership development organization, and proud program supporter, HSBC Bank Canada.
Quandri is a business focused on building intelligent software robots to automate high-volume repetitive processes for companies. He helps companies not only increase their efficiency, but also become more cost-effective.
“At Enactus, our aim is to empower the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders to help build a better tomorrow for us all,” said Allyson Hewitt, President and CEO of Enactus Canada. “Jamieson embodies the qualities we hope to inspire in our future leaders. We are honoured to celebrate their accomplishments and help advance Quandri through this financial award and recognition.”
Jamieson earned the prestigious title of Student Entrepreneur National Champion, beating out hundreds of other student entrepreneurs across Canada. After qualifying through the Student Entrepreneur Opening Round of Competition in May, he went head-to-head with three other student entrepreneur finalists, pitching his business virtually to a panel of business executives. Jamieson was crowned Student Entrepreneur National Champion at the Enactus Canada National Exposition on September 30, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario.
“Congratulations to Jamieson on being named the 2022 Student Entrepreneur National Champion, and inspiring students across the country.” said Caroline Tose, Chief Operating Officer, HSBC Bank Canada, and executive sponsor for the partnership. “Supporting student entrepreneurs like Jamieson is part of our commitment to help communities develop the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the global economy.
Every year, the Enactus Canada National Exposition unites 1,500 delegates from across the country, including the country’s brightest university and college students, academic professionals and top Canadian CEOs to enable progress by supporting entrepreneurial action through competition, recognition and education.
For competition updates and results, visit nationals.enactus.ca.
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 232 community empowerment projects and business ventures last year in communities coast to coast, directly impacting over 21,000 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 (‘HSBC Group’), is the leading international bank in the country. We help companies and individuals across Canada to do business and manage their finances here and internationally through four businesses: Commercial Banking, Wealth and Personal Banking, Global Banking, and Markets and Securities Services. HSBC Group has committed to becoming net-zero in its operations and financed emissions and is working with our customers to accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy.
HSBC Holdings plc, the parent company of HSBC Bank Canada, is headquartered in London. HSBC serves customers worldwide from offices in 63 countries and territories in its geographical regions: Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America, and Middle East and North Africa. With assets of US$2,985bn at 30 June 2022, HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations.
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