Published on Brock University (http://www.brocku.ca)
Student David D'Angelo has made it to the finals of the Nicol Entrepreneurial Award.
David won the Brock round of the competition with his plan for Trivium Industries, a proud Canadian and ecofriendly company. Trivium will be the first North American producer of biodegradable eating utensils. Although this product is currently sold in Canada, all of it is manufactured in Asia. Trivium's price will be competitive with traditional plastic cutlery giving the company a major competitive advantage.
Only six of the 16 Universities that participated in the Nicol competition were selected to move on in the competition. David will present his plan to the judges at the final of the competition to be held in Ottawa in March. David is not the first Brock student to make the finals, in 2010 Nico Verhoef and Marty Verhey won the national final with their plan for Perfect Patch - a plan to produce high-quality, lower-cost, locally grown, certified organic strawberries.
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.