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Western provides the resources necessary to cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit

  • Through Propel, the Student Entrepreneur Centre, students are connected with mentors, working space, funding opportunities and the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Western students hone their entrepreneurial skills by participating in Pitch Competitions, Case Competitions, Ontario Global Edge internships, student clubs and organizations.
  • Each year, Western is well represented in The Next 36, a national program that selects a small number of the best and brightest upcoming entrepreneurs from academic institutions across Canada and the US.
  • Student entrepreneurs have well-developed skills in communication, critical thinking, problem soliving, and accountability, all of which are highly transferable and position them to help any small, medium and large business succeed.

Western students have come to The Next 36 with an entrepreneurial mindset and they search for innovative ways to tackle universal challenges.  Bridgit, one of our successful technology start-ups, was founded by two Western alumni from different academic backgrounds, who identified a problem in the construction industry and were able to create a solution and execute on their vision.  Our program is very selective, yet we have had Western students in each of our first four cohorts.  There is a lot of entrepreneurial momentum on campus and that is one reason we are proud to call Western University an Academic Partner

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