Posted Tuesday June 23, 2020


Wilfrid Laurier Student Entrepreneur Named Student Entrepreneur National Champion and Wins $10,000

by Luk Pham

Blair Forrest (right), owner of AMZ Prep Canada and full-time student at the Wilfrid Laurier University, has won $10,000 and has been named 2020 Student Entrepreneur National Champion by this country’s largest student leadership development organization, Enactus Canada, and proud program supporter, HSBC Bank Canada.

AMZ Prep Canada helps businesses, ranging from small to large brands, sell their products on Amazon’s marketplace.

“Congratulations to Blair Forrest whose achievements serve to inspire young Canadians across the country,” says Kim Hallwood, Head of Corporate Sustainability, HSBC Bank Canada. “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.”

Blair earned the esteemed title of Student Entrepreneur National Champion after beating hundreds of other student entrepreneurs across Canada. After qualifying through the Student Entrepreneur Opening Round of Competition, Blair went head to head with two other student entrepreneur finalists, pitching his business virtually to a panel of business executives and entrepreneurs. He was crowned Student Entrepreneur National Champion on June 19 at 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.

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