Starting Point Student Entrepreneurship Conference

Taking place on February 19-21, Starting Point brings together student entrepreneurs from across Canada to learn from industry experts, hear from amazing speakers and win money for their businesses!

Innovative, Creative, and Entrepreneurial Mindsets Fund 2018-19

Submit your proposal before February 1 and you could receive up to $5,000 in funding

The Runway

Are you an entrepreneur looking to test new products and grow your enterprise? The Runway provides local businesses the opportunity to promote and grow their enterprises at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

Funder Speed Dating

More than 30 students from all faculties participated in the Funder Speed Dating pitch competition.  Each student delivered a one-minute pitch to five different judges. The top three ideas were awarded cash prizes of $2,000, $1000, and $750.

Entrepreneurship Centre

We take a multidisciplinary approach to creating an entrepreneurial mindset. Supporting student idea development while leading business growth and innovation through coaching, consulting, and training.

We believe in entrepreneurship for everyone!

22jan7:30 pm9:00 pmSMUEC TalksEntertaining Entrepreneurship - Entertaining the Masses7:30 pm - 9:00 pm AST 5th Floor, Student Union Building, 923 Robie StreetEvent Type :Networking Event,SpeakerEvent Type 2:SMUEC Event

29jan7:30 pmWork-Life HacksHiring your first employee7:30 pm AST Saint Mary's University Entrepreneurship Centre, 960 Tower RdEvent Type :Networking Event,Speaker,WorkshopEvent Type 2:SMUEC Event

01feb12:00 pm6:00 pmCanadian Dream Forum12:00 pm - 6:00 pm AST Saint Mary's University Entrepreneurship Centre, 960 Tower RdEvent Type :Competition,Conference,Networking EventEvent Type 2:External Event

08febAll DayCoffee with a CEO(All Day: friday) AST Saint Mary's University, 923 Robie StEvent Type :Networking Event,OtherEvent Type 2:SMUEC Event

12feb7:30 pm9:00 pmSMUEC TalksBuilding Entrepreneurship7:30 pm - 9:00 pm AST The Gorsebrook Lounge, 923 Robie StEvent Type :Networking Event,SpeakerEvent Type 2:SMUEC Event

19febAll Day21FeaturedStarting Point Conference(All Day) Event Type :Conference,Networking Event,WorkshopEvent Type 2:SMUEC Event

22jan7:30 pm9:00 pmSMUEC TalksEntertaining Entrepreneurship - Entertaining the Masses7:30 pm - 9:00 pm AST 5th Floor, Student Union Building, 923 Robie StreetEvent Type :Networking Event,SpeakerEvent Type 2:SMUEC Event

29jan7:30 pmWork-Life HacksHiring your first employee7:30 pm AST Saint Mary's University Entrepreneurship Centre, 960 Tower RdEvent Type :Networking Event,Speaker,WorkshopEvent Type 2:SMUEC Event

01feb12:00 pm6:00 pmCanadian Dream Forum12:00 pm - 6:00 pm AST Saint Mary's University Entrepreneurship Centre, 960 Tower RdEvent Type :Competition,Conference,Networking EventEvent Type 2:External Event

08febAll DayCoffee with a CEO(All Day: friday) AST Saint Mary's University, 923 Robie StEvent Type :Networking Event,OtherEvent Type 2:SMUEC Event

12feb7:30 pm9:00 pmSMUEC TalksBuilding Entrepreneurship7:30 pm - 9:00 pm AST The Gorsebrook Lounge, 923 Robie StEvent Type :Networking Event,SpeakerEvent Type 2:SMUEC Event

19febAll Day21FeaturedStarting Point Conference(All Day) Event Type :Conference,Networking Event,WorkshopEvent Type 2:SMUEC Event

For 25 years, we’ve been fostering creativity, innovation, and disruption

The  Saint Mary’s University Entrepreneurship Centre (SMUEC) is a leading provider of university-based business support services in Atlantic Canada. Over the past 25 years, the SMUEC has worked to enhance our community’s prosperity by helping business and student leaders reach their entrepreneurial potential.

Recognized regionally, nationally and globally for our programming, the SMUEC supports leaders through consulting, training, promoting entrepreneurship and cultivating community connections.

Saint Mary’s University Entrepreneurship Centre

 

960 Tower Road

9:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

9:00am – 5:00pm (regular)

For Students

Tools and Resources

If you are interested in hands-on learning, starting a business, or participating in your community, we have the resources to help you get started

Events and Opportunities

The SMUEC hosts many events thoughout the year. From conferences, hack-a-thons, networking events, and everything in-between, there are opportunites to improve your skills or meet new people

For Business

Services

What does your business need? Our business consulting team provides comprehensive advice and strategies to help you start or grow a business

Tools for Business

Starting or growing a business? Find useful tools and resources to help your business succeed

Funding and Employment

Learn how our employment programs offer assistance to new graduates, employers and more

Growth Matters

Growth Matters is a new coaching program offered by the SMUEC. We are offering coaching packages to select companies with growth potential to help them make decisions around how to approach new opportunities or deal with nagging problems.

Our coaches use a custom assessment, and coaching tools from Growth Wheel International, to move your business forward.

The Options Youth Program is an employment wage subsidy program, facilitated by the Saint Mary’s University Entrepreneurship Centre and funded by Service Canada. We provide a significant wage subsidy to employers to assist their hiring of priority youth in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

The objectives of Options Youth are to help employers cover the cost of training while helping priority youth (age 15-30) overcome multiple barriers to employment, and develop the skills and knowledge necessary to make a successful transition to the labour market or return to school.

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