Gain real world entrepreneurial experience as you build something from the ground up for a community organization
What is Start-Up projects?
A Start-Up Project pairs students from different disciplines with a non-profit organization in order to complete a 6 month project from planning through to implementation. With coaching from the Wilson Centre, student teams will create timelines, budgets, operations and marketing plans, as well as determine funding for the project.
Why Start-Up Projects?
- Gain entrepreneurial experience without the full risk and long term commitment of starting up your own business
- Connect with students from various disciplines and gain exposure to new skills that compliment yours
- Contribute to a community organization and create something of value for them
- Stand out and impress potential employers, or gain the confidence to one day start your own business
Current ProjectsThe 2012-2013 projects, set to wrap up in March 2013, are:
- Fundraising Event for the Saskatchewan Cerebral Palsy Association (SCPA)
- Business Plan & Website for the Saskatchewan Industrial Suppliers Association
- Research & Develop a Northern Marketing Strategy for the Red Cross
- Revive the Traders Luncheon for Junior Achievement
Start-Up Projects is a non-credit experiential learning opportunity available to all students at the University of Saskatchewan. In keeping with the spirit of entrepreneurship, students will be responsible for finding the money to cover the costs associated with their project. Sources may include fundraising, corporate sponsorship, etc. The organization that submitted the project may cover expenses but is under no obligation to do so.
The Start-Up Projects currently underway include students with areas of experise ranging from business, to engineering, computer science, agriculture, arts & science, and education.