Do you have a business idea?  A passion to make change?  A problem you think needs to be solved in a new and innovative way?

We encourage all students to participate in Collide, an eight-week, hands-on workshop series that will empower you to develop your idea into a business model.  Participants have the opportunity to compete for non-dilutive funding, access to mentorship, and a supportive learning environment.

Collide will run on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 in the Collider (Killam 2600).  The program will begin on Tuesday, February 4 and run until Tuesday, March 31.

Benefits to Students:

The program is FREE for participants!
Each session will begin with a pizza dinner
Eligible for your CCR (Co-Curricular Record)
Access to mentorship and education
Students who complete the program will be eligible to receive up to $3000 in non-dilutive funding

Overview of Content:

February 4- Introduction to Lean Canvas
February 11– Customer Discovery
February 18– No Session (Reading Week)
February 25– Market Research
March 3– Value Proposition
March 10– Pitching & Slide Decks
March 17– Small Business Finance
March 24– Marketing & Branding
March 31– Pitch & Presentation Prep


Registration is now closed.  For any questions or concerns, please email Grace O’Hara, Program Coordinator at, or by calling (902) 494-3076.

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