Student's business skills earn title of 2011 Student Entrepreneur Ontario Champion
March 21, 2011
Fifth-year marketing and entrepreneurship student Yanina Chevtchouk has already made a name for herself in the business world.
As CEO of Paria Lambina Inc., a woman's wear company, Chevtchouk has been named a 2011 Student Entrepreneur Ontario Champion.
Chevtchouk represented Ontario in the 2011 ACE Regional Exposition in Toronto on March 18. A win at regionals earns her $1,000 and a spot at the national exposition in May. The national champion will receive a $10,000 cash prize and represent Canada at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards.
The competition is run by Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship (ACE), with support from CIBC.
Started in 2010, Paria Lambina is owned and operated by Chevtchouk. The company designs and wholesales unique, contemporary clothing for successful professional working women.
"Winning this award provides an amazing opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, receive feedback from top executives and find new ways to make my business even better," Chevtchouk said.
Chevtchouk's most significant business accomplishments to date include showcasing her spring 2011 collection at Montreal Fashion Week, being featured in FLARE Magazine, Conglomerate Magazine and being interviewed on ET! Canada, as well as being invited to show her spring 2011 collection at the Toronto Alternative Fashion Week in April.
"With today's ever-changing economic situation, ACE is proud to continue its work developing leaders, creating connections and building a better Canada," said Amy Harder, president of ACE. "We are confident that our 2011 Student Entrepreneur Provincial Champions will make meaningful contributions to the country and its economy for years to come."
ACE is a national, charitable organization that is teaching and igniting young Canadians to create brighter futures for themselves and their communities. ACE delivers a team-based program called Students In Free Enterprise and an individual-based program, Student Entrepreneur. ACE students created 540 jobs, logged 273,000 volunteer hours and directly impacted 114,000 people in the past year alone. In the past three years, students have generated over $80,000,000 in economic opportunity. ACE is currently established on more than 55 post-secondary campuses across Canada.