Wilfrid Laurier University student Blair Forrest was named 2020 Student Entrepreneur National Champion by Enactus Canada and took home a $10,000 prize. Forrest is the owner of AMZ Prep Canada, which helps businesses sell products on Amazon’s marketplace.
“Congratulations to Blair Forrest whose achievements serve to inspire young Canadians across the country,” said Kim Hallwood, head of corporate sustainability with HSBC Bank Canada, which supports the award. “Supporting Blair and others like him is part of our commitment to help communities with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the global economy.”
Forrest earned the esteemed title by beating out hundreds of other student entrepreneurs across Canada. After qualifying through an opening round of the competition, Forrest went head to head with two other student entrepreneur finalists, pitching his business virtually to a panel of executives and entrepreneurs. He was crowned champion in June during the virtual Enactus Canada National Exposition.
“At Enactus, our core mission is to empower the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders,” said Enactus Canada president, Nicole Almond.
“Blair exemplifies the qualities we hope to inspire in our future leaders so we are proud to celebrate his achievements and help propel AMZ Prep Canada through this financial award and recognition.”
The Enactus Canada National Exposition unites 1,500 delegates, including the country’s brightest university and college students, academic professionals and top Canadian CEOs, to enable progress by supporting entrepreneurial action through competition, recognition and education.