Memorial University of Newfoundland is pleased to be a partner in Experience Ventures, powered by the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking at the University of Calgary.
Experience Ventures enables you to make an impact alongside real-world innovators through entrepreneurial thinking placements.
We believe entrepreneurial thinking isn’t limited to a personality type or a discipline or to entrepreneurs alone. It’s an accessible set of skills that everyone can leverage to make an impact, big or small, in any career. The hallmarks of entrepreneurial thinking – creativity, resiliency and future vision – will be critical factors to ensuring Canada’s success today, and tomorrow.
The initiative has benefits for both students and companies:
- Become future ready. Students can hone the entrepreneurial and digital skills they’ll need in their careers. Participating companies benefit from fresh perspectives and insights at no cost.
- Make an impact. We’re energizing new companies with the next generation of talent, and innovating across disciplines to amplify impact.
Experience Ventures offers five different types of placements:
A one- to two-day event in which companies present students with real world challenges and ask them to provide innovative solutions
Over several weeks, students will build out more complete solutions on a business, design, social, or community problem(s) presented by a company or a group of companies
Companies will present students with a specific project and MCE would match it to students from a variety of disciplines
MCE selects student(s) who will have the opportunity to work with several companies throughout the term based on projects and tasks from the ventures participating
MCE will form teams of students from two or more disciplines and provide them with a project to work on for a company or a group of companies
Students are paid through Experience Ventures while participating companies are asked to provide in-kind support, such as time or expertise.
The Experience Ventures pilot program will run from Fall 2021 to Winter 2022 with 10 post-secondary school partnerships at program launch.
Experience Ventures is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Innovative Work-Integrated Learning Initiative.