The Stu Clark Centre is happy to provide FREE online webinars to help you on your entrepreneurial journey. Each webinar is one hour long, recorded, and then uploaded to our online library. All past webinars are available for you to watch at any time and include topics such as team building, marketing your start-up, the entrepreneurial ecosystem, and more!
Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship
The Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship's mission is to "Spark the Entrepreneurial Spirit" in all University of Manitoba students, and enable students to realize that entrepreneurship is a viable career choice regardless of their area of study or faculty.
In today’s ever changing career environment, the world will demand innovation and creativity more than ever before!
The “entrepreneurial mindset” is a wanted skillset whether you are planning on starting your own business or working in a small, medium or large corporation in the profit or not-for-profit sectors.
Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship
What we do
The Stu Clark Centre offers a variety of services and supports to students from all across the University of Manitoba wanting to explore entrepreneurship!
Our Five Pillars of focus are aimed at the development of high-impact talent while delivering a transformative community engaged learning experience in support of our students, our business community and the economic prosperity of Manitoba.
Exciting events and competitions geared to the Graduate/ Undergrad / High school level
Student Entrepreneurship Community
Venture Coach Program
Connecting to the Manitoba Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
Stu Clark Webinar Series
You Are Not Alone! Get Connected to Your Entrepreneurial Community
It takes a village to raise an entrepreneur and there are many organizations that can help you on your journey. In this panel discussion, meet some of the key players in the Manitoba entrepreneurial support ecosystem as they share their thoughts on effectively launching a business and share some of the valuable support programs available to help you bring your breakthrough ideas to the market.
Date: December 7, 2022
Time: 11:30 AM
Family Business - The Next Generation Takes Flight
Join us for the latest installment of the Rod Senft Lecture in Family Business Law Series entitled “Family Business – The Next Generation”. In this webinar, Sprague Richardson owner/President will take us on the Western Canadian Aerial journey from purchase to growth, the challenges faced, the regulatory complexities and legal requirements of the industry, and how intergenerational knowledge and family support assisted in building a successful company.
Date: December 8, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM
Competitions & Events
The Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship drives entrepreneurial awareness through a number of exciting competitions and events!
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 Carine Bado, the Venture Coach at the Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship.
Stu Clark Venture Coach
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.
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!
About our benefactor
The Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship at the Asper School of Business is named after oil and gas entrepreneur Dr. Stu Clark [B.Comm.(Hons.)/76, LL.D./2011].
Over three decades, Clark translated his education into starting, running and then selling several oil and gas exploration companies. Mr. Clark moved to Calgary in 1984 with the Northland Bank. In 1986, he founded Pinnacle Resources Ltd. and raised $2 million of shareholder capital. In 1998, Pinnacle was sold for over $1 billion. Mr. Clark has been involved in the start-up and reorganization of a number of Calgary-based public and private entities during his career.
A renowned entrepreneur, philanthropist and volunteer, Mr. Clark is recognized for his tireless dedication to supporting a variety of charities and educational institutions in Canada. His donation to the University of Manitoba enabled the establishment of the Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship in the I.H. Asper School of Business. Mr. Clark has been a strong supporter of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Clark remains active in the Calgary business community and continues to support his philanthropic interests in Alberta and Manitoba.