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.
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.