Strategic Partnership & Venture Support Lead
Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship
181 Freedman Crescent
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 5V4
Joshua Zaporzan is a graduate from the University of Manitoba’s, Asper School of Business where he completed his Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) Degree with a major in Entrepreneurship.
As a passionate entrepreneur, Joshua has built and led a number of successful new ventures in multiple industries. Joshua's biggest accomplishment to date has been the growth and acquisition of Longball Athletics, a Canadian golf & lifestyle apparel company with distribution throughout North America. In addition to his experience with Longball, Joshua has owned and operated a seasonal restaurant, a marketing and business development agency, a promotions company and a start-up in the clean technology and renewable energy industry, all part of his Audax Ventures Portfolio.
Joshua currently works at the University of Manitoba's, Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship as the Strategic Partnership and Venture Support Lead. Through this experience, as well as his previous role as the Manitoba Market Manager for the League of Innovators, Joshua has worked with entrepreneurs across Canada in multiple industries, helping them to start, grow and scale their businesses. This work has included coaching entrepreneurs to build business plans, marketing strategies, industry analysis, feasibility studies, operational efficiencies, financial modelling, capital structuring, capital raising and strategic growth. Joshua is passionate about sharing his experience with entrepreneurs, helping to build their ventures.
Joshua is actively involved in his community and recognizes the need to give back whenever possible. He is the Vice Chair of the Young Associates and a speaker to various groups of community leaders, university and MBA students. Joshua has also participated as a judge in various business plan and pitch competitions across Canada.