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On Thursday, February 9, Brock University held the Nicol Competition. 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.
At the Brock competition, David D'Angelo took first place and received $5000 for his Trivium Industries plan. In Second place, winning $2000, was Ben Beacham and Keaton Manjos for their First Clas Student Rentals plan. The $1000 third place winners were Peter Shishkov and Greg Shishkov and their idea www.smacktalks.ca
By virtue of his first place win, David will go on to compete nationally and if succssful, be invited to the National finals held in Ottawa.
In 2011, the winning team from Brock, Mark Bittorf and Michael Churey's "Conquer Climbing Centre" was one of six teams invited to compete in the National Nicol Compeition. In 2010 the winning team from Brock, Nico Verhoef and Marty Verheywith their plan for Perfect Patch - a system for producing high-quality, lower-cost, locally-grown organic straberries, were named the Winners of the 2010 National Nicol Award
The Nicol Entrepreneurial Award is organized by a dedicated team with extensive business experience, a comprehensive network, and strategic alliances with leading academic institutions across the country. The Award’s organizers share a passion for business excellence and a desire to foster Canada’s next generation of entrepreneurs.