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Entrepreneurship Foundry (ADM 3396) is a Telfer-led course and cross-campus initiative that leverages university and community resources to help you grow your business venture in a for-credit 13-week long course.  

The course will be held in Fall 2022 on Mondays from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

This course lets you earn credits while working on your existing business or social enterprise (not just an idea), acting as an accelerator for your entrepreneurial venture. It helps students move beyond the discovery and planning stages of starting a company to actually running their new ventures within their learning environment.


  • Spend 3 hours a week dedicated to accelerating your business and working towards your milestones
  • Receive coaching from Telfer’s Dom Herrick Entrepreneur in Residence, Stephen Daze
  • Access to external mentors at themed sessions
  • Frequent access to “lab” time to allow you to focus on your business
  • Course deliverables designed to be relevant to your venture
  • Earn three credits towards your degree

Open to All University of Ottawa Students

This course is open to undergraduate students in third-year or fourth-year from all University of Ottawa faculties.

Application and Interviews

The interview and acceptance process will ensure only those most committed to real entrepreneurship will be accepted. Space is limited to 25 students per semester.

For more information and to apply, contact Professor Stephen Daze, Entrepreneur in Residence via email at

Venture Assessment

Your venture will be evaluated by using a pre-survey and interview to determine where you are at with your venture and to set goals.

Frequent pitches will allow you to develop your pitch skills, as well as gain valuable feedback from professors, mentors and peers. At the end of the course, you will be interviewed to measure the progress.

Student Testimonials

Andres Tovar, Co-founder of Noetic Marketer

Andres developed his own digital marketing agency that delivers integrated high-impact campaigns to maximize leads and conversions for their clients. Since its incorporation in 2017, the Noetic Marketer team has been helping clients increase their authority, providing highly targeted digital marketing campaigns, enabling strong customer relationships, maximizing online reach, and securing a return on investment.

Elizabeth Audette-Bourdeau, CEO of Welbi 

After struggling to provide quality care to older loved ones in her life, Elizabeth was inspired to transform the lives of countless seniors through the facilitation of social activities. Founded in 2016, Welbi is a platform designed to help recreational workers in retirement homes with increasing socialization and activities for seniors while also monitoring residents’ activity levels. The company has now pivoted to ensure that Welbi helps seniors stay connected and engaged during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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