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The University of Ottawa’s Entrepreneurship Hub provides the resources, programs and networks to support students at any point in their entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial journey, whether they are dreaming about launching their own business, pursuing their ideas or seeking to acquire entrepreneurial skills for the job market.



Startup Social is brought to you by The Entrepreneurship Hub and the Entrepreneurs’ Club giving students an opportunity to connect with others and have the option to pitch your business idea!


Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch start-ups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During the week, the University of Ottawa’s Entrepreneurship Hub will be hosting a variety of events, such as panels, lunch & learns and an elevator pitch competition, for students, alumni and members of the community to find out more about entrepreneurship and to develop networking opportunities. Stay tuned for more details.


The Entrepreneurs’ Club of the Telfer School of Management is a not-for-profit student-run organization.  Our team devotes its time to organizing professional networking events to link Telfer School of Management students with the business community while keeping the entrepreneurial theme in mind.

This event’s unique mission is to inspire a new wave of students, teaching them to dream big while remembering the importance of being agile within your career to conquer chaos. This year’s 23rd annual e-LLE (Excellence in Leadership, Legacy in Entrepreneurship) is an event solely dedicated to promoting the accomplishments of women entrepreneurs. The evening will consist of a panel of passionate female founders, discussing all things quarantine life, the new difficulties the pandemic has created for their businesses, and what they have done to pivot during these unprecedented times. Students will have the opportunity to get to know the panelists following the conversation, allowing time to further connect with professional entrepreneurs.

Elevator Pitch Competition
The Elevator Pitch Competition showcases the University of Ottawa’s top startups. As part of Global Entrepreneurship week, this competition allows those in businesses and social ventures with “traction” as well as entrepreneurs that are still in the early stages of validating or those who just have an idea to pitch to a panel of judges and win prize money and professional services. The online event will also include a keynote speaker who will share their personal successes and struggles as an entrepreneur.

Business Dinner
The Entrepreneurs’ Club annual ‘Toast to Success’ Business Dinner is the largest professional networking event hosted by a student-run club at the Telfer School of Management. This flagship event celebrates entrepreneurial success within the University of Ottawa and the local business community to inspire like-minded students and professionals. Dynamic networking, a gourmet three-course meal, and a high-profile Keynote speech from successful Canadian founders make Business Dinner a prestigious, can’t-miss event for 30 years.


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