SCI 4000 The Science Entrepreneurial Mindset
Did you know the majority of tech founders in Canada are science students? Discover how entrepreneurship might be the right career for you. Join our new highly interactive (and fun!) course wherein you will work as part of a team, be graded for in-class participation, and meet with guest speakers – entrepreneurs who were once Science students like you.
Asper School of Business Stu Clark Centre
The Stu Clark Centre offers a variety of services and supports to students from all across the University of Manitoba wanting to explore entrepreneurship!
Mitacs offers research connections, experience, and professional skills training. Funding is available for all disciplines. Mitacs Entrepreneur International offers TRAVEL GRANTS to CANADIAN START-UPS housed in an INCUBATOR LINKED TO AN ACADEMIC INSTITUTION. The grant enables start-ups to connect with international incubators allowing you to explore new business development opportunities in global markets.
Competitions and Challenges & Upcoming Events
Applications for Lab2Market NSERC Fall 2022 Cohort are now open!
This program is delivered in partnership with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and is an extension of the Idea to Innovation (I2I) Market Assessment Grant.
This 4-month program offers:
- Curriculum (lectures, talks, and workshops) designed to introduce researchers to the world of entrepreneurship.
- An advisor network (founders, industry leaders, and service providers) to help researchers through their business venture.
- A community of like-minded entrepreneurs.
- $15,000 in funding to support researchers in getting their idea off the ground.
- The opportunity for future funding through the NSERC I2I Phase I grant.
Applications close on June 27th, 2022.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our Learning & Recruitment Specialist, Wesley Kosiba, email@example.com.
Ready to create the next multi-million dollar startup in Manitoba? Want a chance to win $10,000?
After 2 years, Manitoba’s most anticipated startup event is back!
RampUp Weekend (#RampUp2022) pulls together developers, designers, makers, and entrepreneurs to build a minimum viable product (MVP) in 55 hours.
The event that launched three very successful companies – Permission Click, Go Oil, and Taiv – will be held in person at the Smartpark Innovation Hub (University of Manitoba)
A limited number of registrations are available – save your spot now!
Stu Clark New Venture Championships
S2BN - Science to Business Network
Bridging the Gap Between Science and Business. S2BN organizes outreach and networking events for graduate students to complement their academic training. Students obtain professional training with transferable skills to gain a competitive edge in both the academic and business job markets.
North Forge Technology
North Forge Technology Exchange – an incubator accelerator and a powerhouse entrepreneur community fueling Manitoba’s innovative science-based, technology-enabled, and advanced manufacturing startups.
Bit Space Development Ltd. is an interactive digital media studio that specializes in creating innovative learning experiences for the classroom and workplace. We work with educators and industry professionals from around the world to develop effective solutions for education and training using cutting-edge digital media technologies.
BioScience Association of Manitoba
The Bioscience Association Manitoba (BAM) supports 110 members across the province, ranging from agricultural biotechnology to health biotechnology to cleantech biotechnology.
Tech Manitoba is the province’s primary tech industry association connecting people to facilitate collaboration, education, and promotion.
Manitoba Technology Accelerator
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Faculty of Science Entrepreneurs
If so, we want to hear from you! Please contact Christa Kruck, Alumni Relations, and Graduate Programs Coordinator, Faculty of Science, to learn more about opportunities to connect at the UM Faculty of Science.
Business Development Opportunities
Are you interested in exploring partnership opportunities? Please contact Jolen Galaugher, Business Development and Industry Liason.