Experience Ventures

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:

Experience type


Hack-a-Thon or tech-a-thon

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 are expected will build out more complete solutions on a business, design, social, or community problem(s).


Companies will work with students one-on-one on specific project(s) over the course of a semester.

Interdisciplinary team

Teams of students from two or more disciplines work together during the semester on a project for a venture or a group of ventures.


Students will receive the unique opportunity to work with several companies over the course of a semester.

Students are paid through Experience Ventures while participating companies are asked to provide in-kind support, such as time or expertise.

The Experience Ventures program was extended and will run from Summer 2022 to Winter 2023 with 8 post-secondary school partnerships at program launch.

Experience Ventures is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Innovative Work-Integrated Learning Initiative.