Bishop’s Univer­sity Busi­ness Stu­dents Win En­ac­tus 2014 Spirit Award

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Bishop’s Univer­sity has won the En­ac­tus 2014 Spirit Award by En­ac­tus Canada, the coun­try’s largest en­trepreneur­ship or­ga­ni­za­tion, and the John Dob­son Foun­da­tion, pro­gram sup­porter, as part of the Stu­dent En­tre­pre­neur Na­tional Com­pe­ti­tion.

Erin Crow­ell, Sara Ko­bari, Thomas Rivet and Ry­lan Sch­warze rep­re­sented Bishop’s Univer­sity at the 2014 En­ac­tus Canada Na­tional Ex­po­si­tion in Cal­gary, Al­berta.

The quar­tet re­ceived the award fol­low­ing their pre­sen­ta­tions to the jury, with some of Canada’s top CEOs. With the help of Mr. Rivet, Ms. Crow­ell and Ms. Ko­bari pre­sented their en­trepreneur­ship projects. Mr. Sch­warze was com­pet­ing for the Stu­dent En­tre­pre­neur Na­tional Com­pe­ti­tion. He lost to Alex Ma­cLean, a full­time stu­dent at Aca­dia Univer­sity, with a fast grow­ing $6 mil­lion busi­ness.

Mr. Sch­warze re­ceived the ti­tle of Stu­dent En­tre­pre­neur Re­gional Cham­pion this past April. He had won the Provin­cial Cham­pi­onship in Fe­bru­ary.

“I am very proud of our stu­dents,” said David Monty, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of the Dob­son-La­gassé En­trepreneur­ship Cen­tre. ‘‘Their pre­sen­ta­tions were flaw­less.’’

He added: ‘‘This year has been tremen­dous for the en­trepreneur­ship pro­gram at Bishop’s and for the Dob­son-La­gassé En­trepreneur­ship Cen­tre. The recog­ni­tion our stu­dents have re­ceived is a tes­ti­mo­nial to their great po­ten­tial and the work we do to sup­port them in achiev­ing their dreams.’’

Thomas Rivet, Erin Crow­ell, Sara Ko­bari and Ry­lan Sch­warze rep­re­sented Bishop’s Univer­sity at the 2014 En­ac­tus Canada Na­tional Ex­po­si­tion in Cal­gary, win­ning the Spirit Award.

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