What We Do
Our mission is to grow the next generation of entrepreneurs.
The Wilson Centre provides University of Saskatchewan students with the applicable training, networks and tools they need to start a business, creates connections between students and the business community, and collaborates with other organizations to leverage and promote entrepreneurship throughout the community and the province.
What Can the Wilson Centre Do For YOU?
- Support As You Start or Grow Your Own Business: Stop by our office, or send us an email- We’re more than happy to help you out in any way we can! Also, look for the next i3 Idea Challenge in early 2013. Open to all undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Saskatchewan, the i3 Idea Challenge is an opportunity to win the cash and other resources to get your business up and running. During this time, we also host workshops to help budding entrepreneurs recognize and understand key elements in starting up a business.
- Make Connections & Meet Potential Mentors: We host many events and workshops throughout the year. Check our website frequently to stay in the loop! Pitch Party, held every November, is one of Saskatchewan’s largest and most effective networking events. Pitch Party brings together students and the business community for a night of entertainment, celebration of entrepreneurial success, great food and networking.
Gain Real World Experience in Startup Without The Long Term Commitment: A Start-Up Project pairs students from across different disciplines with a non-profit organization in order to complete 6 month project from planning all the way through to implementation. Whether you’re looking to impress employers or gain the knowledge to one day start your own business, Startup Projects will give you incredible experience in strategic planning, project management, financing, budgeting, marketing, design, and implementation. We currently have 4 groups of students with areas of study ranging from business, to engineering, computer science, agriculture, arts & science, and education working on projects for local organizations. The projects are set to wrap up in March 2013.
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