Holland College business student reaps the reward of funder speed dating
March 9, 2017
Charlottetown, PE – Holland College Business Administration student Jeremie Arsenault earned $1,000 for his pitch to prospective funders at a business “speed dating” event in Halifax recently.
Arsenault was one of three Business Administration students who attended the Starting Point Entrepreneurship Conference at St Mary’s University. The first day was filled with networking events and industry masterclasses, while the second day had a more competitive focus. In the Funder Speed Dating event, student entrepreneurs had five minutes to pitch their business, or a concept they had for a business, to the judges.
Jeremie Arsenault was one of approximately 45 participants, and was the recipient of one of the $1,000 cash prizes that were awarded to the top six presenters. In addition to being a full-time business student, Jeremie owns and runs Simple Feast Catering and Meal Club, which delivers meals made from locally-sourced seasonal ingredients to homes and workplaces, as well as offering dishes for pickup.
Business Administration Instructor Shaun Patterson said the competition gave Arsenault the opportunity to pitch his company to potential mentors and investors.
“Jeremie already has great culinary ability, combined with the business skills he is acquiring, he is well on his way to creating an Island-wide food empire,” he said.
The trip was possible due to the generous support of Springboard Atlantic and Holland College’s Applied Research division.
For more information about Simple Feast Catering and Meal Club go to www.facebook.com/SimpleFeast.
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