Beedie seven named in Top 25 Under 25

May 24, 2013
Top 25 Under 25 2013

The Beedie School of Business Surrey Board of Trade Top 25 Under 25 Award winners. From left to right: Spencer Toth, Manpreet Dhillon (SFU Health Sciences), Rohith Manhas, Alice Park, Madhav Goyal, Anam Hameed and Michael Dyatchenko.

The Beedie School of Business accounted for more than a quarter of the recipients at the Surrey Board of Trade’s Top 25 Under 25 Awards, with seven awards presented to Beedie students and alumni.

The annual awards, now in their third year, recognize business and community minded people under the age of 25 who are either working in Surrey or working on a related project in or for the city, and are considered role models for the community. The recipients were presented with their awards at a ceremony held at Eaglequest Golf Course, Surrey, on May 23.

The awards underscore the impact of the Beedie School of Business’ students and alumni in shaping the future of the City of Surrey, one of Canada’s fastest-growing major cities and an important economic hub for British Columbia.

“To have so many students and alumni recognized in these prestigious awards is testament to the entrepreneurial spirit at the Beedie School of Business,” said Rosanne Wan, Manager of Student Engagement and Recruitment at the Beedie School of Business. “The seven recipients of this award have all dedicated their time to community-driven initiatives, and we are extremely proud of them.”

The Beedie School of Business award winners include:

Saurabh Bangar, President and CEO of the SOAR Philanthropic Society, a not-for-profit organization that focuses on generating more successful leaders in the community by motivating youth.

Michael Dyatchenko, Project Manager and Founder at Enactus SFU’s Progressing the Impact of Non-Profits (PIN) program, which works to help such organizations as the Surrey Urban Mission Society

Madhav Goyal, Finance and Project Leader for this year’s TEDxSFU. Goyal is also currently working on a social venture called the Optima Institute, which aims to provide senior high school students with opportunities to expand their technical and entrepreneurial knowledge.

Anam Hameed, Co-Founder of Better Alternatives for Girls’ Survival (BAGS), an organization supporting survivors of human exploitation in India.

Rohith Manhas, Co-Founder the 2012 Beedie Summer Olympics event, raising $2000 towards Right to Play, a not-for-profit organization aiming to improve access for the less fortunate to sporting equipment. He also mentors students as Vice President of External Relations at the SFU International Business Association.

Alice Park, a Beedie School of Business alumna and the Co-Creator of Go2Gether, a car-pooling venture with a web application for real-time ridesharing aimed at encouraging fewer vehicles on the roads.

Spencer Toth, Former President of SFU’s Social Media Network and current Director of Community Engagement for Enactus SFU.

The Beedie recipients are joined on the list by 18 other young adults who have engaged business and community through volunteerism, social innovation, and business impact, including SFU health sciences student Manpreet Dhillon, Director of HR at Enactus SFU.

For more information on the Surrey Board of Trade’s Top 25 Under 25 Awards, visit

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