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ncTakeOff Workshop Series: So You Wanna Start-up?

ncTakeOff Workshop Series: So You Wanna Start-up?

Posted Oct 27th, 2017

ncTakeOff’s first workshop series, So You Wanna Start-Up?, is aiming to teach Niagara College and Brock University students the practical skills that comes with either starting a start-up or just getting involve in start-ups...

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A Quick Hello!

A Quick Hello!

Posted Oct 1st, 2017 in Feature

As the Project Manager for NCTakeOff this school year, I am so excited to work with all of the Niagara College student entrepreneurs and idea-makers! Let's talk about failure. Let's talk about how we can be an entrepreneur but also entrepreneurial. Niagara College is the best place to be innovative so make sure you take advantage of it! 

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Archangel Summit

Archangel Summit

Posted Sep 18th, 2017 in resource, Feature

On Saturday, September 9th, 20 individuals from Niagara College’s ncTakeOff network attended an annual gathering of mission-driven entrepreneurs, leaders, and professionals in downtown Toronto, called the Archangel Summit. The event featured several well-known motivational and entrepreneurial speakers, a pitch competition where one inspirational winner walked away with $50,000, and an energetic performance by social entrepreneur and Grammy nominee, Akon.

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Young entrepreneurs celebrate new studio space in downtown St. Catharines

Young entrepreneurs celebrate new studio space in downtown St. Catharines

Posted Aug 16th, 2017 in resource, Feature

Representatives from the City of St. Catharines, Niagara College, family and friends, and 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.

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Third Annual Niagara Young Entrepreneur Kick-Off Weekend Gave Students an Opportunity to Innovate and Pitch

Posted Nov 13th, 2017

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Last weekend ncTakeOff and Brock University’s had the third annual...

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#EWeekNiagara Highlights Youth Entrepreneurship in Niagara

#EWeekNiagara Highlights Youth Entrepreneurship in Niagara

Posted Apr 17th, 2017 in resource

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.

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Agri-Food Startup Weekend

Agri-Food Startup Weekend

Posted Feb 9th, 2017 in resource

Five problems. Five teams. Five solutions. From January 27 to January 29, 2017, Niagara College students and Niagara community members developed ideas and business models that contribute to solving problems in the one sector that connects us all: food.

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Niagara's Young Entrepreneur Startup Weekend

Niagara's Young Entrepreneur Startup Weekend

Posted Nov 15th, 2016 in resource

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

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Entrepreneurship Week

Entrepreneurship Week

Posted Mar 15th, 2016 in resource

The week-long burst of entrepreneurship activities - events, workshops, pitch competitions (and more!) -kicks off with a hype night ft. Eric Thomas on March 21st and ends with a NEXTNiagara networking social on March 24th.

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2016: The Year of Social Startups in Niagara

2016: The Year of Social Startups in Niagara

Posted Feb 8th, 2016 in resource

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.

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