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    Moses (Moe) Levy, Director

    Coming from a 30+ year career in business, government, education, and the charitable sector, Moe has always held a deep passion for entrepreneurship. Moe led initial development for the Stu Clarke Centre for Entrepreneurship with Asper School of Business and was instrumental in establishing Canada’s first business incubator initiative as Executive Director of the Enterprise Manitoba Program.

    Moe was recognized in 2023 with a UM Distinguished Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award.

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    Rajeev Koyal, Program Manager

    Rajeev is an experienced business founder, innovator and executive who recently worked for NASSCOM in India, where he was integral in onboarding over 400 start-ups. Rajeev is excited to bring his skills to promote entrepreneurship, innovation, and knowledge mobilization on UM campuses, to enable innovators and entrepreneurs of all interests and skill-levels to explore, build and scale their next project or venture.

Get Started

Explore the power of Ideas!

IDEA START is located on the main floor of UMSU University Centre, adjacent to the food court.

Operating Hours: 10am – 1pm every Friday or Email Rajeev:


Although additional community partners will be invited to join IDEA START, current partnerships include:

  • Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship
  • North Forge Technology Exchange
  • UM Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL)
  • UM Faculty of Science
  • Office of the Vice-President (Research and International) - Partnerships, Knowledge Mobilization, & Innovation (PKMI)