Representatives from the City of St. Catharines, Niagara College, family and friends, as well as the Niagara community members gathered at 9 James St. in downtown St. Catharines to celebrate the grand opening of new studio spaces for six ncTakeOff-supported businesses.
Niagara's Youth Entrepreneurship Week (#EWeekNiagara) is an annual, week-long burst of entrepreneurship activities across the Niagara Region. This year's exciting and celebratory week kicked off with two signature pitch competitions, including Niagara College's "Pitch Perfect", and ended with a Hackathon at Brock University.
From Friday November 4 to Sunday November 6, ncTakeOff (Niagara College's entrepreneurship hub) and BioLinc (Brock University’s business incubator) collaborated, once again, to host their annual Young Entrepreneur Kick-Off Weekend. Following the famous Startup Weekend model, this event connected entrepreneurial individuals and inspired them to develop an idea into a business model in just two and a half days. #NiagaraKickOff
On January 30th, 2016, 140 students, educators, community members, leaders and aspiring social entrepreneurs came together to learn about social entrepreneurship, start the conversation and be inspired to take action to develop an ecosystem of support in Niagara.
Niagara College and Brock University have partnered to present a weekend of innovation and creativity designed to support the next generation of entrepreneurs. Based on the popular Startup Weekend model, the Niagara Young Entrepreneur Kick-Off Weekend runs Nov. 6-8 and will include the opportunity for young entrepreneurs to form a team, build an idea and pitch a business concept all in one weekend.
"As I reflected on my degree I found myself dreaming of being an entrepreneur. This is when I was fortunate enough to have one of my best experiences of my post-secondary career. Niagara College's ncTakeOff gave me the opportunity to sponsor my attendance, as well as 5 others, to the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Discovery Conference at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre."
Niagara College’s hub for entrepreneurialism has a new space. About 70 people joined President Dan Patterson and the ncTakeOff team at the ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the launch of the Think Tank on April 6. The new workspace is intended as a space where innovative students from across disciplines and programs can gather together to dream, connect and create.
Building on its reputation as one of Ontario's most entrepreneurial colleges, Niagara College will launch a new hub that will expand and enhance the college's entrepreneurship activities.