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Quebec student company OBI was named Student Company of the Year for all of Canada at the JA Youth Success Summit. OBI was represented by student delegate Uriel Tirado at the Summit, which took place July 21 to 26, 2019, in Calgary, Alberta.

The JA Youth Success Summit is a national conference on entrepreneurship, drawing Company Program participants (15 to 18 years old) from every province in Canada. After winning the Company of the Year award at the JA Quebec Future Business Leaders Annual Gala on May 16, 2019, OBI was chosen to represent Quebec at JA Canada’s first-ever national championship for student companies. The company, which makes original belts featuring reflective bands, was evaluated based on its shareholders report, product, marketing strategies and oral presentation. After three days of competition and presentations before several juries, OBI saw the fruit of all their hard work as they took home top honours as Canada’s Student Company of the Year!

OBI then moved on to the next stage of the competition in order to represent Quebec and Canada at the JA Americas Company of the Year competition held in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. To continue its winning streak, OBI won the FedEx Access Award, which recognizes the company that best applies the principles of global connectivity, namely innovation, its ability to access new markets, its contribution to the economic development of the community and its social responsibility.

Congratulations to our youth!
Long live OBI, which has decided to continue the entrepreneurial experience they began with JA Québec!

They are promoting our talents from here in Canada and around the world!
It’s a great success and a great pride for everyone!

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