Seven Teams - Seven Ideas. Over the three days, Niagara College students developed their business ideas and business models with the help of eight of Niagara's industry professionals. Their ideas contributed to help solve problems in the one sector that connects us all: Social Enterprise.
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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.
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.
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.