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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, 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.

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#EWeekNiagara Highlights Youth Entrepreneurship in Niagara

#EWeekNiagara Highlights Youth Entrepreneurship in Niagara

Posted Apr 17th, 2017 in resource, Feature

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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Niagara's first young entrepreneur Startup Weekend

Niagara's first young entrepreneur Startup Weekend

Posted Nov 3rd, 2015 in resource

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.

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OCE Discovery Conference - a narrative by Bayley Nargang

OCE Discovery Conference - a narrative by Bayley Nargang

Posted May 11th, 2015

"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."

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Join us in the Think Tank!

Join us in the Think Tank!

Posted Apr 21st, 2015

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.

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New hub to build on NC's culture of entrepreneurship

New hub to build on NC's culture of entrepreneurship

Posted Jan 9th, 2015

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.

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