Correlieu students rub elbows with budding business tycoons

Correlieu students participated in the Junior Achievement Innovation Jam

  • Feb. 5, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Left to right are: Kyle Palik

unior Achievement of British Columbia hosted the first ever Innovation Jam, Feb. 20 at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel in Downtown Vancouver.

Amongst 120 Grade 11 and 12 students from 20 schools across B.C., Quesnel’s Correlieu senior secondary school attended with a team of six students.

Students were tasked with thinking big about creating the innovative businesses of tomorrow.

This intense one-day event had the student teams working together to pitch new and innovative business ideas with a focus on environmental sustainability. After breakfast, students attended an environmental innovation workshop led by Joanna Buczkowska-McCumber, managing director at the ISIS Research Centre for Social Innovation and Sustainability at UBC’s Sauder School of Business.

Teams then prepared their presentations, were filmed and judged by a panel of experts, including several members of Business in Vancouver’s Forty Under 40.

“It was great fun, intense and tonnes of great networking,” Correlieu team member Daniel MacDougall said.

After lunch the semi-finalists were announced. All 20 team’s pitches were posted on YouTube where the public can ‘like’ their favourite business idea.

On Feb. 28, the team with the most ‘likes’ wins the JABC Innovation Jam People’s Choice Award.

The Correlieu team was guided through the experience by Correlieu career prep coordinator and business and info tech department head Martin Runge.

“Although not in the final four, all the kids had a great time, presented their product well (considering they only had about an hour to create it and come up with a presentation) and met many great students from all over the province,” Runge said.

Just Posted

Cariboo Regional District appoints four new fire chiefs

New chiefs take their positions in Ten Mile, West Fraser, Wildwood and 108 Mile

Hundreds turn out for caribou recovery engagement session in Quesnel

Since last week’s meeting, the public engagement period has been extended to May 31

Technical analysis of changing land base in Quesnel Timber Supply area begins

Quesnel hosted a technical landscape meeting last week as part of Forestry Initatives Program

Quesnel’s Paisley Players return with new, two-play show

The show is written and directed by local Gino de Rose

Quesnel SPCA asks public for donations after puppy caught in trap

The puppy’s medical bills are expected to amount to more than $4,600

VIDEO: Alberta man creates world’s biggest caricature

Dean Foster is trying to break the world record for a radio show contest

Should B.C. lower speed limits on side roads to 30 km/h?

Vancouver city councillor wants to decrease speed limits along neighbourhood side roads

Lawsuit eyed over union-only raise for B.C. community care workers

‘Low-wage redress’ leaves 17,000 employees out, employers say

Landlord of alleged Okanagan shooter recounts deadly day

Tony Friesen was working in one of the units of his Penticton building when he heard shots

Foreign national arrested in connection to thefts at YVR

A woman, 60, is being held in police custody as Richmond RCMP investigate

Police pursue pesky porker on Vancouver Island

‘This was allegedly not the pig’s first escape’

Westjet tries again to dismiss proposed class-action lawsuit alleging discrimination

Former flight attendant claims airline broke contractual promise to create harassment-free workplace

Man airlifted to hospital after apparent hunting incident in East Kootenay

The man was in stable condition when he was flown out of Fairmont Hot Springs to a Calgary hospital

Police probe eight fires set at B.C. elementary school

Nanaimo RCMP say fires appear to have been set intentionally

Most Read