Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship

Dalhousie University’s flagship entrepreneurship program is the Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship. The NNCE fosters an experiential learning environment for students from all faculties interested in entrepreneurship and business creation.

NNCE initiatives are rooted in the lean start-up model and range from cutting edge cross-faculty classes such as “Starting Lean” to extracurricular activities such as Collide to entrepreneurship training for researchers like Lab2Market.  The NNCE is also home to Dal’s 12 week start-up accelerator, the Ready2Launch Accelerator.

Learn more about our programming:

Collide:  The Collide program is designed to help test early stage business ideas and learn customer discovery methods.  It is open to all students and is run in the Fall and Winter semesters. Learn more here.

Ready2Launch: Ready2Launch is a 12 week educational summer accelerator program that helps teams see one, be one for an entrepreneur. Ready2Launch provides participants an involved experience that strengthens founders leadership skills, improves their business acumen, helps them run and grow their business, and helps them figure out how to finance their venture. Learn more here.

Path2Innovation: Path2Innovation is a three-day program taking place April 27-29. It explores the value of entrepreneurial thinking as a means of developing careers and research of leading graduate students, post-docs and faculty and advancing their research, innovations and ideas into impacts, whether that be scientific, economic, social, cultural or environmental. Learn more here.

Lab2Market: Lab2Market (L2M) is the first national-level program in Canada to fund and equip graduate students and their faculty supervisors with the entrepreneurial skills needed to assess the commercial viability of their university-based research innovations.  Learn more here.