Starting Point Conference

Starting Point brings together student entrepreneurs to learn from experts, hear from amazing speakers and win money for their businesses! The conference is taking place on February 19 – 21, 2019.

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.

Holiday Pitch Competition

Twelve students competed in the Spark Zone Holiday Pitch Competition on December 4. The Spark Zone awarded $1,500 between the top three winners to put towards their business ideas.

Innovation Assessment

To help our clients understand how to embed innovation in every layer of their businesses, we’ve created an Innovation Assessment.

We’ve taken what we know about working with innovative companies and put together three separate innovation assessment scales so you know where your company is doing well, and where it might improve.

Runway

The Runway provides local businesses the opportunity to promote and grow their enterprises through product sales and new product testing activities at the airport.

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!

Upcoming Events

11jan9:00 am4:30 pmOpen House9:00 am - 4:30 pm AST Sobey School of Business, 903 Robie StEvent Type :Networking Event,SpeakerEvent Type 2:External Event

14jan9:00 amVenture For Canada9:00 am AST Saint Mary's University Entrepreneurship Centre, 960 Tower RdEvent Type :Networking Event,Speaker,WorkshopEvent Type 2:SMUEC Event

22jan7:30 pm9:00 pmSMUEC TalksEntertaining Entrepreneurship - Entertaining the Masses7:30 pm - 9:00 pm AST Gorsebrook Lounge, 923 Robie StEvent Type :Networking Event,SpeakerEvent Type 2:SMUEC Event

29jan7:30 pmLife 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

11jan9:00 am4:30 pmOpen House9:00 am - 4:30 pm AST Sobey School of Business, 903 Robie StEvent Type :Networking Event,SpeakerEvent Type 2:External Event

14jan9:00 amVenture For Canada9:00 am AST Saint Mary's University Entrepreneurship Centre, 960 Tower RdEvent Type :Networking Event,Speaker,WorkshopEvent Type 2:SMUEC Event

22jan7:30 pm9:00 pmSMUEC TalksEntertaining Entrepreneurship - Entertaining the Masses7:30 pm - 9:00 pm AST Gorsebrook Lounge, 923 Robie StEvent Type :Networking Event,SpeakerEvent Type 2:SMUEC Event

29jan7:30 pmLife 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

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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