Summer Entrepreneurs program 2019 wraps up with exciting outcomes

Innovation Enterprise brought together this summer's future Entrepreneurs, mentors, sponsors, University and industry guests at a showcase event to celebrate the end to the first year of the SE program.

LubCan presenting their technology.

The Summer Entrepreneurs program (SE) is a new take on commercialization, initiated by University of Saskatchewan's (USask) unit Innovation Enterprise (IE). It was launched in May of 2019 and yesterday's showcase event marked the end of the first summer of the program.

IE hired 15 entrepreneurial USask students. They teamed up and picked five USask research technologies to work on during the summer. Using the Lean Startup method, being pushed and inspired by mentors, learning all aspects of business and entrepreneurship in workshops and going out talking to people about their technology and business idea made this a busy summer. 

156 hours of mentorship

37 hours of workshops & peer to peer critiques

421 market validation conversation

At the end of the summer three out of the five teams in the 2019's cohort are planning on taking their technology and business idea further - bringing new innovations to market! 

Read more about the Summer Entrepreneurs Program

USask President Stoicheff makes opening remarks at the showcase event and visits with the Summer Entrepreneurs.

Vicia presenting their technology.
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