Meet Canada’s young entrepreneur of the year

Cameron Ritchie’s business started with the goal of getting more youth into the job market.

He launched Homewurk in Grade 11, an online service that connects students with odd jobs in Fredericton. Now a first year engineering student at the University of New Brunswick, Ritchie’s business is booming, leasing office space, hiring administrative staff, and securing top clients.

In October, he was named Startup Canada’s young entrepreneur of the year.

Ritchie began by going pitch competitions around Atlantic Canada and the U.S. in high school and raised around $8,000 to kickstart the venture.

He started by recruiting students at Fredericton area high schools to join his network and develop an initial pool of about 100 employees. The community was quick to respond with interest in using the service.

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Victoria Krisman
Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist and Communications Manager for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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