Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

Wes Nicol Entrepreneurial Competition

March 10th, 2014
The Gerald Schwartz School of Business and the Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development coordinate the Wes Nicol Business Plan Competition.
 
StFX Business Administration students Andrew Vaughan and Cody Reeves received $5,000 for their Halifax Rickshaw tours proposal, coming out on top in the final round of the campus-wide Nicol Entrepreneurial Competition held February 19th at the Gerald Schwartz School of Business.
 
The competition, which encourages entrepreneurial spirit, is focused on undergraduate students who have original ideas that are matched with their capabilities and passion for starting and building their own business. StFX Business Administration students Tanner Clarkson and Ryan Maloney came in second place in the competition and received a $2,000 award for Smart Orders by Simple Solutions. Claiming third place were Business Administration students Ashley Pettipas for proposing Shamrock Knits and John Ross for proposing Reportback.ca. They both received a $750 award.  
 
Judges for the event included Dr. Timothy Hynes, StFX Dean of Business, Melissa MacMaster from the local Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development and Brian Patton from the local Northern Opportunities for Business office. 

Launched by Wes Nicol in 1997, the competition has been a national event since 2005 with 17 universities across Canada participating this year. The first place finalists from the participating universities will be invited to the national finals in Ottawa on March 24-25, 2104.

 

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