We are excited to announce that we are launching the first Canadian Academic Entrepreneur Challenge!
On September 22, registration opens up to Canadian college and university students for Canada’s newest student competition, the Canadian Academic Entrepreneur Challenge.
Led by DSA Canada and its members, the Entrepreneur Challenge, engages teams of post-secondary students, by having them imagine a distinctive product and then asking them to outline an entrepreneurial sales model to create market success.
It is a contest that celebrates innovative thinking, with the goals of promoting entrepreneurship amongst young Canadians, providing an introduction to the direct-to-consumer and direct selling channels, and building relationships between academia and industry.
Ultimately, Entrepreneur Challenge participants will utilize business, creative and critical-thinking skills, while also applying their research, communication and marketing abilities.
The Entrepreneur Challenge offers students opportunities to:
- Gain recognition and participate in a resumé-building activity
- Develop real-life skills, for use in education and career
- Experience working as part of an entrepreneurial team
- Win cash and prizes
It also provides valuable, real-world content for educators and academic programs.