October 2, 2023
The Spark Starts Here: McMaster Entrepreneurship Week
October 2-6, 2023
McMaster Entrepreneurship Week is an opportunity to highlight the vibrant ecosystem of innovation here at McMaster.
The events, activities and competitions held throughout the week give community members the opportunity to expand their professional networks, meet other like-minded entrepreneurs and learn about the many resources available to them at McMaster.
Hosted in partnership by Student Affairs, The Forge and The Clinic @ Mac, the theme of this year’s McMaster Entrepreneurship Week, The Spark Starts Here, represents how entrepreneurship is a bright investment in one’s future.
Stay tuned to this page for more stories throughout the week.
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McMaster Entrepreneurship Week events and resources
Activities, events and competitions are being held throughout the week to inspire McMaster community members to take on an entrepreneurial mindset and turn their ideas into reality. Learn more
So you want to be an entrepreneur?
Now is the best time in history to be an entrepreneur, says the DeGroote School of Business’ Goran Calic. And here’s what it actually takes. Learn more
Start-up founder inspiring students in new entrepreneurship course
Darren Burke, an academic-turned-businessman, is using his experiences founding companies to inspire kinesiology students to explore entrepreneurship. Learn more
Engineering grads’ capstone project named runner-up in national James Dyson Awards
Mechatronics students Manny Lemos, Aaron Li and Amos Yu had all had ‘close calls’ with, or been hit by, vehicles while riding their bikes. So the trio developed a device to incorporate advanced car safety features to make roads safer for cyclists. Learn more
Learn the basics of Intellectual Property with McMaster’s free online course
A new online course focused on the core principles of Intellectual Property and research commercialization is now available for free to all McMaster students, staff and faculty. Learn more
A student, a grad and a prof: Three innovators share how entrepreneurial supports at McMaster are helping them make a positive impact in the world. Learn more
Global Health PhD student Shania Bhopa’s TechMedic app took home the $15,000 top prize in the Forge business incubator’s Startup Survivor pitch competition this week. Learn more