Cham­pion En­tre­pre­neur

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion Bishop's Univer­sity Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

Ry­lan Sch­warze, owner of Ry Guy Magic and full­time stu­dent at Bishop’s Univer­sity, has won the 2014 Stu­dent En­tre­pre­neur Re­gional Cham­pi­onship for

Cen­tral Canada by En­ac­tus Canada, the coun­try’s largest stu­dent lead­er­ship de­vel­op­ment or­ga­ni­za­tion, and the John Dob­son Foun­da­tion, pro­gram sup­porter, as part of the Stu­dent En­tre­pre­neur Na­tional Com­pe­ti­tion.

Ry­lan re­ceived the ti­tle of Stu­dent En­tre­pre­neur Re­gional Cham­pion af­ter beat­ing out three other stu­dent en­trepreneurs from across Cen­tral Canada. He won the Provin­cial Cham­pi­onship in Fe­bru­ary 2014.

“I am thrilled and hon­ored to re­ceive both of these awards. I truly ap­pre­ci­ate the sup­port and en­cour­age­ment I have re­ceived from my fam­ily and friends. Bishop’s Univer­sity and the Dob­son-La­gassé Cen­tre have been be­hind me the whole way. They have helped me grow as an en­tre­pre­neur and el­e­vate my busi­ness.’’

A panel of lo­cal en­trepreneurs and busi­ness lead­ers voted Ry­lan re­gional cham­pion for his pro­gres­sive busi­ness savvy and enthusiasm for mak­ing his dream a vi­brant en­ter­prise.

Ry Guy Magic is a va­ri­ety en­ter­tain­ment com­pany that per­forms magic and cir­cus stage shows through­out On­tario and Que­bec. Striv­ing to en­ter­tain au­di­ences of all ages, Ry Guy Magic in­cor­po­rates in­cred­i­ble feats of magic with skill­ful cir­cus arts and var­i­ous dan­ger­ous stunts to form an ex­pe­ri­ence like no other.

‘‘Ry­lan rep­re­sents what we strive to achieve with our stu­dents at Bishop’s and the Dob­son-La­gassé En­trepreneur­ship Cen­tre’’, says David Monty, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of the Cen­tre. ‘‘He is liv­ing proof that any­one can take their pas­sion, what­ever it may be, and turn it into a vi­able and sus­tain­able busi­ness.’’

“Ry­lan is very fo­cused on mak­ing his busi­ness suc­cess­ful by ex­pand­ing across Canada and around the world,” said En­ac­tus Canada pres­i­dent Ni­cole Al­mond. “That en­tre­pre­neur­ial spirit is what built this coun­try and what we hope to in­spire in other Cana­dian stu­dents.”

Ry­lan will com­pete against five other Stu­dent En­tre­pre­neur Re­gional Cham­pi­ons from across Canada for the na­tional ti­tle at the 2014 En­ac­tus Canada Na­tional Ex­po­si­tion in Cal­gary, Al­berta tak­ing place April 28-30. The Na­tional Cham­pion will re­ceive a $10,000 cash prize and take home the John Dob­son Cup. Ry­lan Sch­warze re­ceived an en­tre­pre­neur­ial award for his magic show busi­ness which is both pop­u­lar and prof­itable.

Ry­lan Sch­warze, bet­ter known as Ry Guy Magic, puts on a wickedly im­pres­sive and hys­ter­i­cal magic show.

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