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INNOVATION SPRINT

Open for students from all Atlantic Canada!

 

About

During the Innovation Sprint, participants engage in time-sensitive bursts of intensive problem-solving and developing business solutions. In these four-hour sessions, students will receive insightful resources and mentorship to address business challenges.   

Aligned with the emphasis on experiential learning, the main goal of the Innovation Sprint is to train students to apply design thinking principles, drive innovation and creativity, as well as learning how to facilitate rapid and effective output to challenges one may face in their business, thus preparing students for their future business. 

What to expect  

  • Solve real business challenges and problems with innovative ideas. Within a time frame of 2-3 hours, you will brainstorm, analyze and present your findings to a panel of judges, thus showcasing your critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  • Gain invaluable experience of networking with local entrepreneurs, while developing your business skills.
  • Collaborate with students from across Atlantic Canada from various faculties and disciplines.
  • Compete as a team and take home first, second and third prizes ($1,000, $700 and $300 respectively).

 

Eligibility 

  • Must a Resident of Canada or be allowed to stay, study or work in Canada;  
  • Must be a current (or registered for the 2023/2024 term) student from any faculty (Science, Arts or Commerce) in Atlantic Canada;  
  • Be able to attend the competition in-person.

Upcoming Events

UpBeing

Mission: Create a unique strategy for distributing UpBeing to post-secondary students and community members.

What is UpBeing?: A data company bridging the gap between AI and EI (Emotional Intelligence). Individuals use the UpBeing app to quickly and easily engage with and understand their own and others’ well-being. Central to UpBeing are their multiplayer social features where users invite their loved ones, chat with a personalized AI coach and inform their clinicians, empowering their support network to help them feel better and creating viral value for users. UpBeing is the first app to recognize that wellbeing is fundamentally a multiplayer game at a B2C level.

 

For this month, we will be creating a team of three.

Date and time: [New Date]March 2, 2024 | 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Location: The Arthur L. Irving Entrepreneurship Centre, Inspiration Studio (SH212)

Past Events

The Arthur L. Irving Entrepreneurship Centre

1st place – Jennifer George Frank & Iram Shaikh
2nd place – Ashley Kenny & Nathaneil Collier

3rd place – Quynh (Alex) Nguyen, Murtaza Abbas Shakir & Tabassum Fatima

Bright Breaks  

Bright Breaks is a B2B wellness platform that boosts employee wellness, connection and productivity with seven-minute live micro-breaks.

November 18, 2023

 

Shivani’s Kitchen  

 

Founded in 2014 by Shivani Dhamija, Shivani’s Kitchen is a culinary venture offering authentic Indian cuisine with a modern twist, providing a delightful fusion of flavours and a captivating dining experience. She launched her very own Spice Blends in 2016, which can be found across grocery stores (Sobeys and Atlantic Superstore) in Atlantic Canada.

Semtember 23, 2023

 

Easy Platter  

 

Easy Platter, co-owned by Poleen Kaur and Saint Mary’s University alum Mandhir Singh MBA’14 is a one-of-a-kind, on-demand personal chef service in the greater Toronto and Halifax areas. Recently featured on CBC’s Dragon Den, Easy Platter received $150,000 for 6% of their company.

April 22, 2023

 

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