MCE will do our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by taking the proactive step of moving our services online and closing FounderSpace (EN-3075) as of Thursday, March 19. However, the MCE team (Florian, Jason and Elyse) will be available by email or Slack during regular working hours.

What is Slack? It is a free online chat room that allows for group discussions and direct private messages. Message each of us directly or participate in the group conversations and shared information provided on the channel. Join the MCE community slack channel through your web browser HERE. The MCE channel name is Use your Memorial email to sign in and start chatting.

Our entrepreneurs-in-residence, will continue to meet remotely with students to strategize a plan, set goals or talk through a new startup idea. Book your online meeting below!

General inquiries


Jason Trask

CEO and Co-Founder, Safa and Programs Catalyst, MCE

Jason has started over a dozen companies spanning 30 years and in multiple fields, including financial, technical, seniors homes, and many more!

Book a meeting with Jason if you are looking to get started and want to have a chat with someone who has been there. Or if you just want to chat about your new startup idea!

Expertise: problem/idea exploration, testing ideas, resources available, brainstorming, insurance sector, real estate sector and Business-to-Business.

Emily Bland

CEO, SucSeed

Emily is the CEO of SucSeed, a social enterprise startup that exists to bring hydroponics into classrooms, homes and communities to encourage a simple and easy environmentally sustainable practice that is delicious and rewarding.To date their gardens are used in over 600 classrooms across Canada, educating 15,000 students each year!

Book a meeting with Emily if you are looking to explore a startup idea, to have a chat with someone who has been there or to chat about your personal experience as a student-entrepreneur.

Expertise: problem/idea exploration, personal coaching, customer validation, pitching, social enterprises, hardware, agriculture sector and Business-to-Consumers.

**Emily will be available starting July 6. 

Sahand Seifi

Co-Founder, Get-Coding

Sahand is the Co-founder and former CTO of the successful startup HeyOrca and a graduate from Memorial University's Computer Science program. His experiences as co-founder, CTO and consultant at multiple startups in the region have contributed to his in-depth understanding of how to build software and manage software startups.

Book a meeting with Sahand if you would like to advance technical aspects of the development of the software or mobile application of your startup idea. You are eligible to utilize Sahand after working with Emily or Jason on customer validation.

Expertise: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), web and mobile applications, technical team hiring and management, development process and Business-to-Business.

Andrew Murphy, P. Eng

Product Design, consultant & Engineer-in-Residence, Student Design Hub (Memorial University)

Andrew is a mechanical engineer, product designer and entrepreneur with extensive experience taking product ideas from napkin sketch concept through to high-volume production.

Book a meeting with Andrew if you would like to advance technical aspects of a hardware-based startup idea. You are eligible to utilize Andrew after working with Emily or Jason on customer validation.

Expertise: problem/idea exploration, brainstorming, physical product design, electronics integration, human factors, UI/UX, prototyping, design for manufacturing, customer experience design, and Business-to-Business / Business-to-Consumers.

Schedule an appointment with MCE

*Please make sure to provide your phone number in the comments section when booking an appointment*

*If more than one student will be attending, please add each attendee to the appointment.*

*Until further notice, all meetings will take place over the phone*

(Log in with your Memorial username and password)

Book a meeting directly on your phone by downloading the Navigate mobile app for students from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Log in with your Memorial username and password.

Are you a Marine Institute student? Send an email to the mentor you would like to meet with and set up a meeting.

Having issues with Navigate? Please contact for further assistance.


Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000