Work on projects with new companies and technologies that are shaping the future

**Get paid to hone your entrepreneurial thinking skills.

Experience Ventures, powered by the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking at the University of Calgary, enables college and university students to make an impact alongside real-world innovators through entrepreneurial thinking placements.

Interested in making an impact on your career? Why wait until graduation? Get an edge on your future. Experience Ventures creates paid entrepreneurial thinking placements for college and university students with innovative companies in Canada. Our goal is to inspire your creativity, resiliency and future vision—so you can shape your future with the right skill set.

Now Open: Innovate-a-Thon Weekend! Apply Now to work with a team of students to find a solution for a unique education challenge!

Why Should I Participate?

Upcoming Opportunities 

Entrepreneurial thinking is being creative in finding innovative solutions. It involves taking initiative, exchanging knowledge across disciplines, being resourceful and learning from experience. It is essential to enriching lives and advancing society. 

Experience Ventures offers five types of entrepreneurial thinking placements. Check back for upcoming dates and opportunities!

Experience Type

Description

Hack-a-Thon

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A one- to two-day event in which companies present students with real world challenges and ask them to provide innovative solutions.  

Check out the Humber CfE Innovate-a-Thon weekend, and help solve an education challenge for our partner the YMCA Academy.

Design Thinking Challenges

Taking place over 8 weeks, these innovation challenges require students to build out more complete solutions to social, business, design or community problems for CfE partner organizations. Our Design Thinking program is now closed for applications.

Projects

Companies present students with a specific project, and the school matches it to talent from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. 

Multiple projects available throughout the year. Check current opportunities here.

Student-in-Residence

Students selected by the incubator receive unique opportunities to work with several companies over the course of a term.

Check back for more roles soon!

Interdisciplinary Team Incubators create teams of students from more than one discipline and provide them with a project for a venture or group of ventures. 

 

**Eligibility

Eligible students:

  • Are registered in a postsecondary education institution

  • Are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons to who refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,

  • Are legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

  • Complete an onboarding module before beginning the experience.