Canada's First Airport Honesty Shop Opens In Halifax

Mabata – Global Eatery, launches honesty food shop at SMUEC Runway kiosk located at the  Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

Saint Mary's partners with Volta

Saint Mary’s University students, staff, and faculty will now be able to work out of a brand new physical space at Volta, an innovative startup hub, providing new academic, experiential learning, and research opportunities. 

Year at a Glance

Since launching, the Entrepreneurship Centre’s dedicated purpose has been to integrate and support entrepreneurship across all faculties within the University. Discover the impact the Centre has had on students and businesses over the last twelve months.

Digital Services

The SMUEC is now offering digital services to clients. We offer website design and optimization, analytics monitoring, plugin and software implementation, media design, and a bunch of other services.

Enactus Saint Mary's places 2nd at 2019 National Exposition

The student-run organization made it into the final round of the competition, presenting the impact they’ve had on the community with their social enterprise, Square Roots.

Largest gift in the history of Saint Mary’s University

Saint Mary’s University and the Sobey School of Business have received the largest gift to date, an $18 million philanthropic investment from members of the Sobey family. 

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.

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.

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Entrepreneurship Connector at Volta

The new Saint Mary’s space at Volta, Canada’s East Coast Innovation Hub, is open to all Saint Mary’s University students, faculty, and staff.

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


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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Saint Mary’s University Entrepreneurship Centre


960 Tower Road

9:00am – 5:00pm (regular)

9:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

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