Post-Secondary Institutions Earn an A+ From Futurepreneurs
Post-secondary institutions not only provide guidance and support to futurepreneurs, many also offer classes designed specifically to increase their knowledge and hone their skills.
ALGONQUIN COLLEGE: its state-of-the-art DARE District (dedicated to Discovery, Applied Research and Entrepreneurship) features the Maker Zone and Studio, accessible, creative areas designed to assist members of the Algonquin community as well as external partners.
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA: the Entrepreneurship Hub offers an entrepreneurship mentoring program, a co-op program to enable students to earn money while working at their own companies and an entrepreneurship fund to provide space, financing and mentoring to startups.
LA CITÉ: Ontario’s first French-language college of applied arts and technology recently opened its immersive technology and entrepreneurship pavilion, Excentricité. This 34,100 s.f. state-of-the-art hub will welcome students, professors, entrepreneurs, clients and partners to participate in collaborative, hands-on, and creative educational experiences. This exceptional infrastructure, which includes a studio with a 360o projection capacity, a Business Accelerator, a War Room, a Training Room, and numerous collaborative rooms, is expected to be a crossroad of exchanges and gatherings to promote innovation and entrepreneurship.
CARLETON UNIVERSITY: Students help fellow students navigate the challenging terrain of entrepreneurship through their innovative Hatch program. The entrepreneur incubator works with budding entrepreneurs to develop their business plans. It then connects them with investors, partners and a community of like-minded peers.
ONLINE BIZPAL: Visit the Ottawa Board of Trade website, ottawabot.ca and you’ll find a link to BizPal, an innovative online service that provides simplified access to information about business permits, licences and other requirements needed to establish, operate and grow your business. All at no cost.