Last Wednesday, may 2nd, Jean Gleizes, student at Cegep Champlain-St. Lawrence, was chosen as the college student entrepreneur winner at the ‘Defi Ose entreprendre’ regional finals. He was chosen as the regional winner for the ‘entrepreneuriat etudiant’ category among all participating candidates at the Cegep level for the region of Québec.
His start-up came from a need expressed by sellers who were selling beer in festivals. He is developing a back pack which will help sellers sell more drinks during festivals using a more comfortable tool than holding a box over their heads. Jean wants to improve the distribution of drinks during festivals and ensure a more enjoyable experience for the seller and the consumer as well. His concept has been well received by festival organizers and he working on having a prototype ready for the next festival season.