EO Members are invited to join us for the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) 2018 Competition. This is a premier event that showcases young, full time student entrepreneurs and their businesses. These students must own and operate a business while attending college or university. The winner of our local Winnipeg event, will go on to compete at the regional level – Canadian Finals at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC.
Following the afternoon competition, you are invited to stay for a reception, giving you a chance to mingle and interact with the students and the judges. Then we are delighted to have a special speaker, Chris Simair, co-founder of Skip the Dishes* that will share his entrepreneurial journey. The winner of the GSEA competition will be announced at this time.
Date: Wednesday, Nov 14
Location: 201 Portage Ave, Concourse Level Conference Centre
1:00 pm – GSEA presentations
5:00 pm – Reception
6:00 pm – Key Note Speaker: Chris Simair
7:00 pm – Finish
Come and be inspired…
*SkipTheDishes was founded in 2012 by brothers, Josh and Chris Simair. At the time, Chris was living in Saskatchewan, Canada and working at Cameco Corporation as an IT Solutions Architect and Josh was living in London, UK and working with RBC as an Investment Banker. Each day, the brothers and their colleagues worked long hours and often ordered food to their office from local restaurants. Josh & Chris began to recognize that there was an opportunity to help other working professionals gain time in their days by building out a more efficient online food ordering delivery network. Eventually, both resigned from their jobs and began working on the concept for SkipTheDishes.