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  • ENGAGED RESEARCH: Grenfell PhD student makes finalist list in national entrepreneur competition

    Thursday, April 6, 2023
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    From https://abbatekgroup.com/

    ​A PhD student and owner of AbbaTek Group Inc. is a finalist in ENACTUS Canada's Student Entrepreneur National Competition.

    Abdul-Latif Alhassan, a student in Grenfell's transdisciplinary sustainability program, is one of 11 students that have been selected to pitch their business for a chance to win $10,000, sponsored by HSBC Bank Canada. The students must manage both a full-time coarse load as well as a business.

    Finalists will compete in at the 2023 Enactus Canada National Exposition, taking place May 1-3, 2023. 

    AbbaTek Group Inc. is a cleantech company that is on a mission to democratize and increase capacity for the collection, analysis, and reporting of pertinent environmental data, starting with microplastics. Their flagship product, MPConnect, is targeted at making microplastics monitoring, characterization, analysis, and reporting more affordable, standardized, and scalable. 

    Enactus Canada is, a national charity and the country's largest post-secondary experiential learning platform. The organization aims to shape entrepreneurial leaders who are passionate about advancing the economic, social, and environmental health of Canada. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, more than 3,000 post-secondary students led 188 community empowerment projects and business ventures last year in communities coast to coast, directly impacting over 30,000 lives.  

    As a global network of 33 countries, Enactus uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. For more information, visit enactus.ca.  

    To celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of young Canadians, Enactus Canada runs the Student Entrepreneur National Competition, proudly presented by HSBC Bank Canada.

    The Student Entrepreneur National Competition enhances the success of full-time students operating businesses, who are creating jobs and furthering investments in our economic future. Every year, student entrepreneurs present their businesses to panels of Canada's industry leaders in national competitions in order to be named Enactus Canada's Student Entrepreneur National Champion.    

    To read about the full slate of finalists, read the Enactus announcement.

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