It is with great pleasure that the Dawson College Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship announces a win for our students at the Quebec Entrepreneurship Contest! This is the 2nd year in a row Dawson students have been honoured with a prize.
Eweek’s Dawson Den finalist Meghan Dove Designs represented the college as the winner of a $2000 grant from Desjardins. Meghan was chosen for her educational social network project ‘Ped Day’, an application for schools that combines the best of Facebook groups, LinkedIn and Omnivox, and is intended to unite and improve the education experience of students across programs, schools, the country and around the world.
“By bringing students together we allow the truly motivated to increase their knowledge and expand their network of connections so that by the time they graduate from their program they have an extended database of resources to return to as they enter the workforce. Continued access to the network after graduation will keep them up to date with new innovations by upcoming students and will allow current students to look forward to the alumni of their institutions for inspiration.” – Meghan Dove
Meghan is a graphic design student at Dawson and stood out to the jurors among the 10 000 participants from across the province. The CIEE would also like to recognize the great work of runner up projects Charity Hoppers and Dream Day Services who helped to represent Dawson as a leader in supporting entrepreneurs.
“In schools, the ultimate aim of entrepreneurship is not to “create” future entrepreneurs and teach young people how to start a business, although some may decide to follow this route, but rather to instill in them entrepreneurial values and characteristics such as autonomy, creativity, a sense of responsibility, leadership, solidarity, tenacity, perseverance and teamwork through projects that they organize themselves, that put them at the centre of their learning and that are important to them because, among other things, they meet real needs.” – Quebec Entrepreneurship Contest