Jamie Wilson, who founded Scholars Edge in 2006, has always had a thing for running his own business and taking on responsibility.
Like many budding entrepreneurs in small towns throughout Canada, his experience began with a newspaper route. Before long, he was experimenting with ways to increase readership on his route.
Everything he did in his early years was about wanting to make things happen, and take on more and more responsibility. Whether it was playing hockey, training, or going to school, Jamie always had the fire to challenge himself, along with the desire to excel.
During his late teens, he took on the challenge of running a small painting business in his hometown of Lantzville, BC. That’s where he truly discovered his passion for running a business. Though he was barely twenty, he was immediately marketing, hiring, selling, managing customers, and having to control costs. He enjoyed the experience so much he decided to create Scholars Edge, to provide the same responsibility and challenge to students across the country.
Jamie has shaped and branded Scholars Edge into the “The Business Ownership Experience”, a competition designed to challenge students in a way they never have been before. Along the way, Scholars Edge students will be given an online platform to showcase their talents to the world, kickstarting their own future careers.