Bishop’s Univer­sity Wins Pres­ti­gious Hon­ours In Entrepreneurship At An­nual Con­cours Québé­cois En En­trepreneuriat

Stanstead Journal - - LENNOXVILLE NEWS - Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

from Bishop’s Univer­sity’s Wil­liams School of Busi­ness has re­ceived pro­vin­cial recog­ni­tion this month, putting once again the univer­sity’s cul­ture of busi­ness ex­cel­lence in the spotlight.

(Zhenyi) Chen, a 3rd year Entrepreneurship stu­dent from Fuzhou, China, won the ‘‘Univer­sity – in­di­vid­ual and small group’’ cat­e­gory at the 17th An­nual Québec Entrepreneurship Con­test in Québec City last week with his pro­ject Ap­plyEdu, an online tool that aims to rev­o­lu­tion­ize the in­ter­na­tional univer­sity en­rol­ment in­dus­try. His pro­ject won the lo­cal and re­gional lev­els of com­pe­ti­tion in or­der to get to the fi­nals against all other Que­bec re­gions.

Chen re­ceived ex­ten­sive sup­port and coach­ing for his pro­ject from the Dob­son-La­gassé Entrepreneurship Cen­tre, lo­cated on cam­pus. This sig­nif­i­cant achieve­ment un­der­lines the ad­van­tage for Bishop’s stu­dents of hav­ing an Entrepreneurship Cen­tre so highly con­nected to the lo­cal and re­gional busi­ness com­mu­nity.

I am very proud of Jay,’’ says Dre Francine Turmel, Dean of the Wil­liams School of Busi­ness. ‘‘He over­came many ob­sta­cles to study in Canada, and now he has suc­cess­fully lever­aged his ex­pe­ri­ence into a vi­able busi­ness op­por­tu­nity to help oth­ers who face a sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tion. We’re happy that the Dob­son-La­gassé Cen­tre con­tin­ues to play a key role in sup­port­ing Bishop’s stu­dents in their en­tre­pre­neur­ial en­deav­ours.’’

Québec Entrepreneurship Con­test is the most pres­ti­gious pro­vin­cial con­test where the ed­u­ca­tion and busi­ness com­mu­ni­ties join forces in pro­mot­ing, de­vel­op­ing and rec­og­niz­ing entrepreneurship across Québec.

Through the Stu­dent Entrepreneurship di­vi­sion, the Con­test calls on stu­dents from ele­men­tary school to univer­sity who have car­ried out projects that have demon­strated their en­tre­pre­neur­ial skills dur­ing the school year. The Con­test’s Busi­ness Cre­ation di­vi­sion is aimed at Que­be­cers who are at least 18 years old and are plan­ning to set up a busi­ness in Que­bec.

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