The Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship (SCCE) is here to support entrepreneurial activities across the entire University of Manitoba campus. In addition to supporting students at the I.H. Asper School of Business we also support students from ALL faculties across the University of Manitoba - Fort Garry and Bannatyne Campus including: Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Education and more!
In a nutshell, if you are a student enrolled at the University of Manitoba… WE ARE HERE FOR YOU! We aim to support you and help spark your entrepreneurial spirit to realize that entrepreneurship is a viable career regardless of your field of study.
We support student entrepreneurship by being partners in education, driving entrepreneurial awareness through exciting competitions, create student engagement and supporting entrepreneurial ventures through our Venture Coach Program in addition to connecting students to the larger entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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Regardless of students’ chosen area of study, the SCCE is designed to support and promote educational opportunities related to entrepreneurship in a variety of ways.
The SCCE drives entrepreneurial awareness through a number of exciting events and competitions including our three major business plan competitions listed below which can be hosted in a virtual or in person format depending on the environment.
Stu Clark New Venture Championships - Graduate Edition:
These competitions wouldn’t be possible without heavy involvement from our entrepreneurship community members and allies in our business and educational community. Each event requires 20 – 35 industry expert judges who are tasked with providing students valuable and tangible feedback to help progress the student’s ventures forward.
In addition to competition, we also provide support to The Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub which is an initiative launched to provide access to critical information in support of Women’s Entrepreneurship. It will serve as a one-stop source of knowledge, data and best practices for women entrepreneurs. As part of this role, The Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub will deliver a number of activities intended to support the advancement of women entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds throughout the innovation ecosystem.
Student engagement is critical to the entrepreneurial student journey at the University of Manitoba. The SCCE organizes and arranges various entrepreneurial activities to encourage participation and collaboration from all students on campus regardless on their faculty!
Sign up for the Stu Clark Webinar Series lead by Venture Coach, Josh Zaporzan who talks about various topics including:
Sign up for all future webinars and view past webinars on our website at this link.
Participate and apply to SCCE’s various virtual competitions. Be sure to follow the SCCE on Instagram and to check in with our website for announcements on upcoming virtual competitions.
Past Competitions Include:
The Venture Coach program at the SCCE is a resource for students to help lead them into startup land! The Venture Coach provides one-on-one meetings with students at any stage in the startup, from the beginning stages of an idea and beyond. Students book a meeting with the Venture Coach and receive valuable feedback in idea vetting, feasibility studies, financial modelling, capital raising, capital structuring, market research, cash flow projections, or to simply bounce ideas around with another entrepreneur!
The Venture Coach at the Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship is a recent graduate who has experience in entrepreneurship and is passionate about mentoring students pursuing their own ideas for a venture.
To book a meeting with our Venture Coach email firstname.lastname@example.org
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