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Greg Kerr named Entrepreneur of the Month by the Entrepreneur Development Centre

Medicine Hat College

Greg Kerr is a part-time entrepreneur who is fully committed to providing premium drain cleaning and plumbing services to residential and commercial clients in Medicine Hat, Alberta. “My full-time job is with the City of Medicine Hat in the environmental utilities department, however it’s a flexible environment that also allows me to run my own…

MHC student starts rock climbing business

Medicine Hat College

Dana McMahon has taken his passion for rock climbing and turned it into a full time company; OCD Adventures is geared towards providing climbers of all ages and abilities a chance to enjoy the less traveled paths of Crowsnest Pass. “The people I’m looking to take climbing are not the hard core climbers typically found…

Grayden Cowan named Entrepreneur of the Month by the EDC

Medicine Hat College

There is a new board shop in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Badlands Boards is an online store that sells skateboards, snowboards and accessories. Owner and Medicine Hat College student, Grayden Cowan, says that the concept came from his passion for the sport and an identified need within the community. To see if there was a need…

The Entrepreneur Development Centre

Medicine Hat College

You’ve got the idea, you’ve written the plan, and you’re ready to take the risk. Before taking the leap, you want to know: will my business succeed? The Entrepreneur Development Centre (EDC) helps students and alumni start, manage and grow successful businesses. The EDC offers business coaching and access to resources, organizes seminars and events…

C3 Estrie intègre le nouveau Quartier de l’entrepreneur à Sherbrooke

Cégep de Sherbrooke

C3 Estrie, l’entreprise-école née au Cégep de Sherbrooke, prend part au projet majeur de revitalisation du centre-ville, le Quartier de l’entrepreneur Well inc., dévoilé par le maire Bernard Sévigny le 4 octobre dernier devant la Chambre de commerce de Sherbrooke. Créé en 2015 au Cégep de Sherbrooke, C3 Estrie incite les jeunes à s’intéresser à l’entrepreneuriat, leur…

Le Collège Shawinigan se joint au PÉEC pour créer une nouvelle vague d’entrepreneurs au Québec

Collège Shawinigan

Le Collège Shawinigan est fier d’annoncer qu’il fait partie des 15 cégeps qui ont tenu une conférence de presse cet après-midi concernant la mise sur pied du Projet d’éducation entrepreneuriale au cégep (PÉEC). Ces 15 cégeps se concertent pour mettre leurs ressources en commun en matière d’éducation aux valeurs entrepreneuriales et de développement des compétences…

Un premier concours entrepreneurial en développement durable au Cégep de Saint-Félicien

Cégep de Saint-Félicien

de L’Étoile du Lac : Le département des Techniques du milieu naturel du Cégep de Saint-Félicien a présenté la première édition du Concours entrepreneurial en développement durable le mercredi 1er février 2017, à la place centrale du Collège. Il s’agissait d’une première action s’inscrivant dans le cadre d’une initiative du projet d’éducation entrepreneuriale au Cégep…

La journée entrepreneuriale au Cégep Marie-Victorin

Cégep Marie-Victorin

Collégial en Affaires est un programme qui vise à propulser des initiatives à fort potentiel. Des ateliers et des exercices pratiques sont proposés afin de stimuler le leadeurship et favoriser la naissance de projets. La première activité permettra aux équipes d’élaborer une proposition entrepreneuriale originale qui sera présentée à un jury local. Les meilleures idées de…

Le Cégep Limoilou partage son expertise en entrepreneuriat-études avec le Sénégal

Cégep Limoilou

Le dynamisme du programme parascolaire d’Entrepreneuriat-études du Cégep Limoilou a attiré l’attention de la Fédération des cégeps qui a fait appel à Valérie Huppé, conseillère en entrepreneuriat au Cégep Limoilou, afin qu’elle apporte son expertise dans le démarrage d’un centre d’excellence en entrepreneuriat jeunesse au Sénégal. En soutenant l’entrepreneuriat-études, le nouveau centre d’excellence sénégalais vise…

L’entrepreneuriat au Cégep de Trois-Rivières : faire le point, consolider et… se développer !

Cégep de Trois-Rivières

Depuis 2013, le développement de l’entrepreneuriat éducatif et de l’accompagnement des jeunes entrepreneurs fait partie des priorités au Cégep de Trois-Rivières. Deux séries de raisons nous y ont poussés : celles qui sont relatives aux bénéfices pédagogiques de l’activité entrepreneuriale et celles qui concernent notre mission complémentaire régionale. De nombreuses réalisations en témoignent, mais la création de La…

Le Cégep Garneau lance un nouveau programme en démarrage d’entreprise

Cégep Garneau

de QuebecHebdo.com: Nouveauté pour la rentrée collégiale, le programme « Démarrage et gestion de son entreprise » est désormais crédité. Cette option unique offerte à l’École d’entrepreneuriat de Québec arrive à point pour les gens d’affaires de demain désireux de réaliser leur rêve dès aujourd’hui. Selon Robert Verville, conseiller en formation au Cégep Garneau, ce…

Local entrepreneur expands herbal recipes in collaboration with NAIT

NAIT

from the Edmonton Journal: Carrie Armstrong has a shop called Mother Earth Essentials (12318-111 Ave.), specializing in Indigenous-themed bath and body products, and tea. Now, the entrepreneur is poised to add a line of bottled cold tea to her brand, made with a carefully-researched and concocted herbal recipe developed in collaboration with NAIT. Visitors to the Taste of New tent,…

Lambton College Interior Design grad launches business to refurbish old furniture

Lambton College

from the Sarnia Journal: Two friends with a penchant for painting and a need to clear their homes of pending furniture projects have teamed up to start a new painting and design business. Leanne Fera, 42, and Giselle Saucier, 37, say they share a passion for taking old furniture and creatively refinishing it. “I love…

Two Okanagan College students launch new business to provide acoustic treatments and analysis for commercial spaces

Okanagan College

When it comes to the places where we live, work, learn, and play, how they sound can be just as important as how they look in determining how we will feel about them. Two Okanagan College students have launched an innovative new business to help the world sound a little better, one room at a…

Former BCIT Interior Design student’s Eco Paving company uses recycled tire rubber to pave commercial and residential surfaces

BCIT

from Business in Vancouver: Coquitlam-based Eco Paving is finding rapid success by helping pioneer the use of recycled-rubber paving material in the Lower Mainland. Previously an interior design student at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Eco Paving founder Bradley Lavigne launched his company in 2010 after leaving school a year earlier. The company uses…

St Lawrence College grad pitches rolling ice cream startup business on Dragon’s Den

St Lawrence College

from the Kingston Heritage: When Kingstonian Brandon McIntosh graduated from St. Lawrence College two years ago, he had to make a decision about his future. “I worked while I was in school and in the end I had enough money to pursue a Master’s degree, buy a house, or start a business,” explained the Bachelor…

Niagara College teams up with Food Starter to offer Food Business Feasibility workshops for entrepreneurs

Niagara College

from Erie Media: Generations of your family have relished Great Aunt Gertha’s seasoned gherkins, but would jars of the delicious homemade pickles fly off the local grocery store shelf? Food Starter and Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute specialists may help you come up with the answer. The two have combined culinary skills and…

Conestoga College Broadcast Journalism student directs Local Ladies documentary on six female entrepreneurs

Conestoga College

from GuelphToday.com: The director of a documentary film focusing on six women leading entrepreneurship in Guelph says she is excited for the upcoming screening to share their stories. Katie Green spent months documenting the working life of six Guelph women during the summer break between year one and two of her Broadcast Journalism program at…

Canadore College partners with local company to develop unique idea for drying out marijuana

Canadore College

from CBC: Sudbury-born Weston Sagle isn’t waiting for the legalization of recreational marijuana in 2018 to develop his unique idea for drying out, or ‘curing’ marijuana leaves. Sagle’s company Nugnerd is partnering with Canadore College in North Bay to develop his new product, the CureCap. The CureCap affixes to a mason jar, then, as humidity…

Following Start Up Pitch Competition, Medicine Hat College students and alumni take next steps to entrepreneurship

Medicine Hat College

from the Prairie Post: With the JMH&CO. Start Up Pitch Competition behind them, Medicine Hat College (MHC) student and alumni entrepreneurs received their funding today and prepared to move on to the next phase of launching their small businesses. The competition, held last month at MHC, saw eight students and alumni present their ideas to…

Centennial College Centre of Entrepreneurship unveils new training programs for entrepreneurs and small business owners

Centennial College

from Exchange Magazine: The Centre of Entrepreneurship (CoE) at Centennial College has unveiled new training programs tailored for entrepreneurs who are looking for guidance in starting and growing a small enterprise. CoE’s Soft Landing program is intended for small Canadian companies that plan on expanding into the United States, or similarly, European firms interested in…

Emily Carr University grads launch Repair Matters, repair café in Vancouver

Emily Carr University

from the Georgia Straight: For many people, a torn pair of jeans or a broken vacuum cleaner is solved by a quick trip to the mall. But imagine the amount of waste we’d save if we simply attempted to fix the items at our disposal. It’s a modest concept, one that prompted four Emily Carr University…

Lambton College incubator, The Cube, to host a series of entrepreneurial workshops with MaRS

Lambton College

Lambton College is excited to announce that their campus entrepreneurial incubator, The Cube and the Bluewater Technology Access Centre (BTAC) have partnered to host representatives from MaRS to offer a series of entrepreneurial workshops. Launched in 2005, MaRS is a non for profit organization that has grown to become one of the world’s largest innovation…

Georgian College and partners offer new business development program, SPROUT

Georgian College

from the Barrie Advance:   Barrie food entrepreneurs will have another opportunity to grow early next year. The city, in partnership with Georgian College and the Agri-Food Management Institute, will offer a new business development program designed to assist entrepreneurs with bringing their ideas to market. Registration opened this week and the program will run…

Niagara College and partners support local entrepreneurs through the Meridian Ignite! series

Niagara College

from Niagara This Week: Entrepreneurs from across the region will have their chance to pitch their business ideas to win money and prizes to help get their enterprise off the ground in a series of Niagara’s own pitch competitions. This year, Meridian Credit Union has partnered with Niagara College and the Greater Niagara Chamber of…

George Brown College Enactus team helps women in St Lucia become entrepreneurs

George Brown College

George Brown College’s Enactus team aims to improve communities through entrepreneurial projects and the effects of its work are being felt far beyond Toronto. In 2015, members of Enactus George Brown – a volunteer team of business students and faculty – established a program called Girls Going Forward in St. Lucia. The program, run out of a library in…

St Clair College partners with the University of Windsor on EPIC Genesis entrepreneurship centre

St Clair College

from the Windsor Star: St. Clair College and the University of Windsor celebrated the launch of EPIC Genesis Thursday at the college’s south Windsor campus. The project is the latest partnership between the two schools and aims to connect the varying skill sets of students at both institutions, to encourage entrepreneurship and business startups. The…

Niagara College continues to grow youth entrepreneurship activities year after year

Niagara College

Brock University and Niagara College will continue to facilitate youth entrepreneurship after successfully managing the Kick-Starting Entrepreneurship program and ncTakeOff hub for the last two years. Both institutions received renewed, joint funding through the On-Campus Entrepreneurship Activities (OCEA) program, an initiative of the Government of Ontario under the Youth Jobs Strategy and managed by Ontario…

Lethbridge College invites community to campus for hands-on learning and entrepreneurship training programs

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College’s Centre for Applied Research and Innovation and its partners are inviting the community to campus during the next few weeks for a host of different hands-on learning opportunities and entrepreneurship training programs. Two of the programs are focused on aquaponics, a growing academic discipline which combines aquaculture (farming fish or other aquatic species…

Algonquin College opens first-of-its-kind institute for indigenous entrepreneurship

Algonquin College

from the Ottawa Citizen:  Algonquin College is set to launch a $44.9-million building and renovation project on Wednesday that will include an institute for indigenous entrepreneurship, the first of its kind in an Ontario college. The entire project, expected to be completed in the spring of 2018, will transform the outdated library in the C…

Collège Boréal hosts “The Next Big Innovation is Mine”

Collège Boréal

At its Sudbury campus, Collège Boréal recently hosted its third annual entrepreneurship contest La prochaine innovation, c’est la mienne! (The Next Big Innovation is Mine). Each year, Boréal students are invited to pitch a business concept or prototype that may become the next big thing to a panel of local business partners and business development representatives. As…

Holland College students pitch their business ideas at Starting Point Entrepreneurship Conference

Holland College

from the Guardian: Holland College business administration student, Jeremie Arsenault, earned $1,000 for his pitch to prospective funders at a business “speed dating” event in Halifax recently. Arsenault was one of three business administration students who attended the Starting Point Entrepreneurship Conference at St Mary’s University. In the Funder Speed Dating event, student entrepreneurs had…

Olds College, Red Deer College present Start Up Saturdays

Olds College, Red Deer College

Olds College and Red Deer College have teamed up to present Start Up Saturdays Central Alberta, a program for students and recent grads focused on entrepreneurship and innovation. Launched March 11, Start Up Saturdays Central Alberta, encourages young entrepreneurs to create a start-up company, and offers training through a series of five workshops that helps…

Algonquin College and Startup Canada launch Startup Ottawa Valley

Algonquin College

from the Daily Observer: Startup Canada, Algonquin College and others are working together to spark entrepreneurship within the Ottawa Valley. All parties helped to launch Startup Ottawa Valley, a support organization with a nationwide reach for those wanting to start up a business, develop that million-dollar idea, or those who just need help, resources and…

Sault College to open new Environment, Education and Entrepreneurship centre

Sault College

from Northern Ontario Business: Sault College is making an $18.2-million investment into a new facility that will support new programs, applied research, and enterprise. The Institute of Environment, Education and Entrepreneurship (iE3) will be built on campus and house programming in the natural environment, geographic information systems (GIS), and information and communications technology (ICT) sectors. IE3…

From COGS to NASA: NSCC grad a world-wide expert and advocate for free and open geospatial sharing

Nova Scotia Community College

When a business gets a call from NASA, it’s a big deal. When that business is being asked to teach some of NASA’s brightest minds, it’s galactic. That’s exactly what happened to Jeff McKenna, a 2003 graduate of NSCC’s Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS). In the fall of 2012, NASA reached out to Gateway Geomatics, the company Jeff owns,…

Photographer Kelly Baker: Telling Untold Stories

NBCCD

What do an anthropologist and a photographer have in common? A pure obsession with storytelling. Little wonder that Kelly Baker was drawn to pursue both career paths. In fact, before entering the photography program, she had already completed a PhD in Anthropology: “I went to school for a lot of years to become an anthropologist,…

An experiential program for early stage entrepreneurs

Centennial College

When developing a new business, it’s important to ensure that a viable Business model is developed and validated before full scale execution. Centennial College’s Lean Canvas Training and Development is an experiential program for early stage enterprises facilitating hands-on development of validated business models and planning to build the business. The program is modelled on…

Derek Chan overcomes challenges to teach martial arts

Centennial College

While used to close-quarter combat, martial artist Derek Chan didn’t expect to be pushed out of his comfort zone. But that’s exactly what ACCEL, the Accelerator for Centennial College Entrepreneurs and Leaders, did for him. Armed with a graphic design diploma from York University in 2008, Chan didn’t anticipate the market headwinds after graduation, the “bad…

NBCCD Alumna Kelsey Schroeder: Fashion Photographer & Content Creator

NBCCD

Kelsey Schroeder, new graduate of the Photography Diploma, wasn’t even out the door before she was in high demand as a fashion photographer and content creator. She did not wait to graduate to start building her business and she did not wait to have a career handed to her on a platter. She plunged headlong into blogging and social…

Selkirk College instructor delivers a refined beer taste

Selkirk College

Selkirk College Business Administration Program instructor Mike Konkin knows a great idea when he tastes it. Founder and CEO of the Trail Beer Refinery, the veteran educator launched his plan for a micro-brewery and taproom in 2016. With a product line focused on traditional ales and lagers, it opened in the spring of 2017 in…

Selkirk College alumnae embody homegrown philosophy at Lōkel Hair Studio

Selkirk College

The owners of Nelson’s chic Lōkel Hair Studio personify their namesake. It doesn’t get much more local than the duo Ashely Simon and Michelle Devine. They were locally born and raised, locally schooled and are now local business owners. “We’re local to Nelson. Our families are local to Nelson. Our learning is local to Nelson,” says Simon.…

Selkirk College partners with local businesses to enhance innovation

Selkirk College

The Selkirk College-SME Applied Research & Technology Solutions (SMARTS) project drew to a close at the end of February. This multi-year project saw Selkirk College staff and students working with businesses around the region to tackle applied research questions aimed at helping partners use innovative approaches and technologies to enhance their operations. “One of the goals of…

Algonquin College and IgniteAC Launch Summit Program Program

Algonquin College

SUMMIT is a summer intensive entrepreneurship program for students 18-29 that runs from May 9th   July 21st at Algonquin College and is at the core of the government’s Innovation Agenda when we look at how to build an entrepreneurial society. The SUMMIT organizing team has assembled over 50 workshops offered by industry veterans and specialists…

Entrepreneurship Takes Off with the Lean LaunchPad program at Algonquin College

Algonquin College

A world-renowned pre-accelerator program, Lean LaunchPad is taught at over 200 universities worldwide, and back in February the team at Algonquin launched their very own version of the class. Although the AC version differed, in various ways, from the original, they both had at their core, the idea that participants ‘get out of the building’…

Digital Tools for Textiles: How They Are Being Used by a New Generation of NBCCD Designers

NBCCD

Which kind of maker are you? Do you surround yourself with physical materials – bits of string, balls of clay, stones and metal? Or do you set yourself down in front of a computer – ready to skillfully use your powerful virtual tools? Or maybe, you lie somewhere in between… Craft is turning toward the…

Alison Murphy: The Artist and the Administrator

NBCCD

The line between artist and administrator has never been so blurry than in Felt/Mixed Media Artist and Craft NB Executive Director Alison Murphy. Alison the artist was born in her father’s studio. Touching his brushes, his palette, and his creativity, she developed a love for colour and for collecting. After graduating in 2004 with a…

NB Heart Truth: Featured Fashion Designer Chavah Lindsay

NBCCD

Chavah Lindsay of Chavah Designs has the honour this year of being the only designer showcased in both of the premiere New Brunswick Fashion events this spring: The New Brunswick College of Craft & Design (NBCCD) Annual Fashion Show in Fredericton and the NB Heart Truth Red Dress Event in Moncton. Chavah is creating two…

NBCCD Metal Arts Student Rory Greythorn: Making Sweet Jewellery

NBCCD

Rory Greythorn has made a conscious decision to slow down his path in Jewellery/Metal Arts, and have a more “textured” experience.  Rather than rushing to get the basics, move on to the next learning project and putting “his eyes on the prize of the diploma”, Rory wants to build, explore and have time to absorb…

NBCCD Alumna/Instructor Melissa LeBlanc: Characterizing Clay

NBCCD

Melissa LeBlanc has found what many of us aspire to have – an ideal balance. Two days of every week, she has her hands in the mud, conjuring expressive animal characters from blocks of inert clay. Three days of the week, she teaches in the Diploma in Ceramics at NBCCD, pulling the best and most…

NBCCD Textile alumna Monica Memory makes little things you didn’t know you wanted

NBCCD

Monica Memory. Let that name sink in. How fitting that an artist with such an evocative name is in the business of making little memories. Each earring, each pendant, each pocket mirror is a tiny perfect illustration. Her work is reminiscent of childhood – bright and cute and bringing a smile to the lips every…

NBCCD Metal Arts Program is Tailored for Budding Entrepreneurs

NBCCD

At a recent workshop, Brigitte Clavette held a bowl aloft and declared, “Now you can save your own life.” That sounds dramatic, but when it comes to teaching jewellery and metal arts at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD), Clavette takes her work seriously. “That bowl was hammered from a six-inch metal…

Amy Sullivan & Rachel Greenwood: Making Space for Clay

NBCCD

Good partnerships don’t grow on trees. You find them buried in the mud. Amy Sullivan and Rachel Greenwood are mud goddesses. Both have been making a living with their work since graduating from the NBCCD Ceramics Diploma in 2006. Both of their respective businesses, Amy Laloon Pottery & Greenwood Pottery, are well known in the Maritimes. Now they have partnered…

Full Blood Moon Entertainment: Films that Shifts Perspectives

Grande Prairie Regional College

They call themselves “The Four Horsemen.” They have more to do with film-making than the apocalypse, but the four gentlemen who make up Full Blood Moon Entertainment Inc. are working hard to create a global shift nonetheless. Today, however, they are taking a break at their shared alma mater. Sitting in dark suits in the…

Kelsi McInnes found her calling

Grande Prairie Regional College

Before Kelsi McInnes became a music therapist she first had to discover the profession existed. It all started when the Manning, AB, native was working in part-time respite care as a university student. Her client was a little girl with spinal muscular atrophy. McInnes found it incredibly fulfilling to help improve the well-being of another…

Dalen Landis is a man of many talents

Grande Prairie Regional College

As a photographer, landscape painter, custom tiler, videographer, music-festival organizer and now, professional beer brewer, Dalen Landis is not kidding when he says “I have my fingers in a few different pots.” This morning his fingers are busy filling kegs with fresh Redwillow Falls Amber Ale. A co-owner of Grain Bin Brewing, Landis has also…