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Manitoba High School Investment Competition

May 15, 2014 — 

Over 150 young entrepreneurs from high schools across Manitoba will gather at the University of Manitoba’s Asper School of Business on Friday, May 16, 2014, to show off their trailblazing business ideas at the Manitoba High School Investment Competition™ (MHSIC).

Hosted by the Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship at the Asper School of Business, the competition – one of the largest high school business competitions in Manitoba – encourages students to develop original ideas for projects and services in any industry, which they can market while in school or after they graduate. The business venture can be as simple as a unique neighbourhood landscaping service, or as bold as a new product or technology aimed at the global market.

Twenty-four teams of students will compete for over $20,000 in scholarships and prizes. Students will compete in four events throughout the day: a trade show, an idea pitch competition, a logo competition, and a business plan competition.

Thirty judges, including business leaders, university professors and local entrepreneurs, will evaluate the students’ trade show displays, business pitches and presentations. Some of this year’s judges include:

  • Joelle Foster, Director, Canadian Youth Business Foundation
  • Kathy Knight, CEO, Information & Communication Technologies Association of Manitoba
  • Martin Cash, Business Writer, Winnipeg Free Press
  • Sean Burns, President, VA Angels
  • Daniel Torbiak, Executive-in-Residence, Asper School of Business

Photos and competition results will be posted the week following the competition on the Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship website at www.umanitoba.ca/entrepreneur.

 

For more information, please contact:  Stuart Henrickson, .H. Asper Executive Director for Entrepreneurship, 204-474-8422,

Or Amy Briscoe,  Program Coordinator, Asper School of Business, 204-474-8635

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