SFU student takes top award at global entrepreneur competition

British Columbia student founded one of the world’s largest song lyric websites


A British Columbia student who founded one of the world’s largest Internet song lyric websites has taken the top prize at a global entrepreneur contest.

Milun Tesovic, 24, of Burnaby defeated 32 competitors to be named winner of the 2009 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards in Kansas City.

The Simon Fraser University student founded metroLyrics, the world’s third largest music website that garners 35 million monthly visitors.

Judge Dean Gagnon says Tesovic won the title for founding a company that skyrocketed in only three years to become a leader in the industry.

Gagnon says Tesovic’s maturity and vision left the panel awestruck and shows entrepreneurs can succeed at any age.

The competition is open to students who own and run a business while attending college or university and will hand Tesovic $150,000 in cash and prizes.

– The Canadian Press


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