Memorial University fielded winners in every category of the weekend’s regional student-entrepreneurship competition.
MUN’s student-entrepreneurship team will be sending representatives to Calgary for the national competition after their performances in the 2014 Enactus Canada regional championship in Halifax on Friday. MUN’s Change Matters program, which teaches money management to elementary school students, won League B in the financial education challenge.
Project Stitch, a rehabilitation sewing program for Haitians with physical disabilities, won League A of the entrepreneurship challenge, and Project Bottlepreneur, a recycling pickup business targeted at the disenfranchised, was the League A winner of the eco-living green challenge.
MUN’s Alex Stead, a full-time business student who runs her own photography business, was named a regional champion after winning the provincial title in February.
Stead was named the champion by a panel of business leaders and entrepreneurs for her “passion for her business and her ability to
turn her art into an enterprise,” according to a release from Enactus Canada.
MUN’s Enactus team and Stead will vie for the national championships April 28-30 in Calgary. The national student entrepreneur champion wins a $10,000 cash prize and a trophy. Enactus winners at the national exposition will represent Canada at a global competition.