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The Second (and final) round of the Nicol Competition at Brock University will take place on Tuesday February 8th 2011.
Finalists comprise six teams who have been invited to make a Business Plan Presentation. Finalists, in alphabetical order, according to Business name, are as follows:
CanArt: Catherine Hurley and Carolyn Halinda
Clover Care: Leanne Allicock and Marc DeLisio
Conquer Climbing Center: Mark Bittorf and Michael Churey
Ontario Airsoft League: Kevin MacDonald and Adam Develter
Studio Niagara: Patrick Orvidas and Justin Duc
Total Entertainment Solutions: Alex Brooks
The Nicol Award is a national program designed to generate and reward interest in entrepreneurship on the part of undergraduate students in any faculty or field of study at participating universities across Canada. Launched in 1997, this program now awards over $100,000 in prize money each year to individual students or student teams who submit winning plans for their entrepreneurial business ideas.
The winning Brock team will receive a $5,000 cash prize, the second place team receives $2,000 and the third place team, $1,000.
In 2010, the winning team from Brock University, Nico Verhoef and Marty Verhey were named the Winners of the 2010 National Nicol Award at the 6th Annual Nicol Entrepreneurial Awards held at the Chateau Laurier on March 30th. Nico and Marty impressed the national judges with their plan for Perfect Patch™ producing high-quality, lower-cost, locally-grown certified organic strawberries.