Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship team

What we do

The Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship (SCCE) aims to spark the entrepreneurial spirit in students and enables students to realize that entrepreneurship is a viable career path regardless of their area of study. We support entrepreneurial activities not only from students at the I.H. Asper School of Business, but also from all faculties at the University of Manitoba Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses including:

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faulty of Engineering
  • Science
  • Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Education 

Upcoming webinars

  • The Stu Clark Centre is happy to provide free online webinars to help you on your entrepreneurial journey.

    Past webinars are also available for you to watch at any time and include topics such as team building, marketing your start-up, the entrepreneurial ecosystem, and more.

Business plan competitions

The Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship drives entrepreneurial awareness through a number of exciting events and competitions including our three major business plan competitions.

Entrepreneurship education

The Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship is passionate about igniting the entrepreneurial spark in students from all faculties, helping them to recognize that entrepreneurship is a viable career path!

  • ENTR 2030: Introduction to Entrepreneurship: Business and Social Perspectives

     This course is a fantastic opportunity for students to be exposed to the entrepreneurship thought process and gain some perspective on what it takes to be an entrepreneur.

    If this sparks your interest entrepreneurship may be your career path.

    ENTR 2020: Starting a New Business

    Not an Asper student? No problem. ENTR 2020: Starting a New Business will give you a fantastic overview and cover a broad range of topics to increase your understanding of what it takes to succeed in an entrepreneurial career.

  • Bachelor of Commerce - Entrepreneurship major

    We are proud to have a popular major in BComm Hons major in Entrepreneurship Small Business where students are exposed to the process of a new venture startup, social initiatives, small business management and family business. 

    Asper MBA Program - Entrepreneurship and Innovation theme

    Whether your goal is to start a company or innovate in an existing organization, this MBA theme will hone your understanding of value creation and re-creation by exploring creative, innovative and entrepreneurial perspectives and behaviours.

Venture Coach Program

Students in any faculty at the University of Manitoba have access to Joshua Zaporzan, the Venture Coach at the Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship.

About Joshua Zaporzan

Joshua Zaporzan is the owner of Audax Ventures and is the Venture Coach at the Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship. Joshua has owned and operated a number of successful businesses, including a restaurant, marketing agency, promotions company and a startup in the clean technology & renewable energy industry. Joshua's biggest accomplishment to date has been the growth and acquisition of Longball Athletics, an apparel company with distribution across North America. Joshua enjoys sharing his learned experiences and working with entrepreneurs across Canada in assisting with business plan development, feasibility studies, market research, industry analysis, financial modeling, capital raising and business coaching.

Meet with Joshua Zaporzan, Venture Coach

Joshua Zaporzan, the Venture Coach at the Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship, can lead you into start-up land with FREE one-on-one meetings! No matter what stage in your entrepreneurial journey you are at, the Venture Coach is a great resource to provide coaching, guidance and mentorship to help start, build and scale your business. 

Book your FREE meeting with the Venture Coach and receive valuable feedback on your business idea or to learn more about entrepreneurship and the resources available to you in the community. 

No matter what faculty you are in or what stage in the business planning process you are at, the Venture Coach is here for you! Book your meeting today.

To set up your free meeting with Josh, please follow the steps below:

  1. Set up your Startup Tree Account. 
  2. Click "Mentor" on the top menu
  3. Click the blue button "Book Meeting Now" next to Josh's name. From here you can view his calendar and book in a meeting at a time that is convenient for you.
  4. If there are any materials you would like Josh to review before the meeting, please send to him through the Startup Tree platform

If you have any questions about how to set up the account please stop by our office or email: and he will gladly help you.

Community Connections

Winnipeg’s vibrant, active and knowledgeable entrepreneurial ecosystem has some key players that we are honoured be connected with. It takes a village to raise a start-up!

In the Community

The Manitoba entrepreneurial ecosystem is vibrant, active and knowledgeable and offers a large variety of support for our budding entrepreneurs.

About our benefactor

Contact us

Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship
Room 212 Drake Centre
181 Freedman Cres.
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V4