A Carleton University student who co-founded a socially-conscious fitness apparel company last year was named Tuesday Enactus Canada‚Äôs 2016 Student Entrepreneur Ontario champion.
LVD Fitness co-founder Joshua Reyes is Enactus Canada's 2016 Student Entrepreneur Provincial Champion for Ontario.
Joshua Reyes, who co-founded LVD Fitness with Mallory Rowan in January 2015, will advance to the regional competition to be held in Mississauga on March 11. That‚Äôs when Mr. Reyes will get the opportunity to showcase his business.
‚ÄúLVD Fitness aims to be a brand athletes can be proud to wear,‚ÄĚ Mr. Reyes said in a statement. ‚ÄúFor every LVD item purchased, we provide one month of clean water to a child in a developing country through our international partner WaterAid Canada.‚ÄĚ
Enactus Canada is a national student leadership development organization. Its president, Nicole Almond, said Mr. Reyes ‚Äúembodies the entrepreneurial spirit‚ÄĚ that will ensure the country‚Äôs future economic success.
‚ÄúHis passion for his business combined with his social consciousness is a combination we hope to foster through Enactus and the Student Entrepreneur National Competition,‚ÄĚ Ms. Almond said in a statement.
Should he be successful in Mississauga in March, Mr. Reyes will advance to the national competition in Toronto May 2-4 for a chance to win a $10,000 grand prize.