Venture Coach

 The Venture Coach at the Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship is a resource for students to help lead them into start-up land with one-on-one meetings with students at any stage in the start-up, from the beginning stages of an idea and beyond.

Students book a FREE meeting with the Venture Coach and receive valuable feedback in idea vetting, feasibility studies, financial modelling, market research, cash flow projections, or to bounce around ideas with another entrepreneur!

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

1. Go to: and set up your Startup Tree Account!

2. Select the date and time you would like to meet with Josh

3. Fill out the online survey prior to your meeting

It doesn't take long, and will help you and Josh get to know each other faster and easier!

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

Joshua Zaporzan

















Joshua Zaporzan is the Owner & President of Audax Ventures, a corporation that owns Longball Athletics, Nine Restaurant & Lounge, Shadow Lake Promotions, a Business Consultancy and other business investments.

Joshua graduated with his Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) Degree with a major in Entrepreneurship from the University of Manitoba's Asper School of Business in December of 2016.
During his years as an undergraduate, Joshua represented the Asper School of Business at both national & provincial business plan competitions. He and his team finished first place with their business plan for MedicHero; an app based company for paramedics.

Joshua began his pursuit of entrepreneurship in 2012 when he launched his own digital marketing consulting practice. In 2018, Joshua combined his passion for golf with entrepreneurship and became the CEO and Co-Owner of Longball Athletics: a Canadian golf and lifestyle apparel company with distribution across North America. In the spring of 2019, Joshua embraced a new endeavour of strategy and business development, learning, and leadership when he leased a seasonal restaurant called Nine Restaurant & Lounge. Most recently, Joshua began an exciting position as the Venture Coach at the Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship at the Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba. As Venture Coach, Joshua is mentoring students pursuing their own ideas for a venture by supporting their idea vetting, feasibility studies, market research, business plan development, strategic growth, financial modelling, capital raising, capital structuring, and cash flow projections.

Joshua is actively involved in his community as a board member of the Young Associates, a board member of the St. Pauls High School Alumni Association, and a speaker to various groups of high school, undergraduate and MBA level students. He is also the founder of the Manitoba Longball Open; a charity golf tournament that raises money and awareness for KidSport Manitoba.