To stimulate entrepreneurship and invite students to start their own businesses, LaSalle College has launched the Creative Entrepreneur Program (CEP).
The CEP’S mission is to create a dynamic and creative learning environment in which students can learn, develop and apply themselves through a variety of activities such as workshops, lectures, international management week and bootcamp.
In this context, 12 mentors have agreed to volunteer their time and share their expertise in order to support the young entrepreneurs as they reflect upon, create and start their businesses, armed with creative, dynamic and above all, winning business models.
The CEP’s activity lineup
On November 7th and 8th, LaSalle College will host Bootcamp, a series of activities focusing on understanding the management tools available for launching and succeeding in business. The activities will address themes such as the creation of a business model, the Lean Start-up model, social networks, etc. In teams of three, students at Bootcamp will also work simultaneously on business modelling, focusing on issues such as success factors. They will have to present their projects before a jury of experts. The winning team will receive a $500 scholarship offered by the LaSalle College Student Association (AGEL). A $200 scholarship will also be offered to the second best team.
The Creative Entrepreneur Program is open to ALL LaSalle College students. To sign up, visit the CEP’s website.
Did you know?
According to the director of Mouvement Desjardins, Monique Leroux, only 19% of Quebecers intend to start a business compared to 29% of people in the rest of the country. The province also lags 8% behind the rest of Canada with respect to business start-up intentions.
Again this year, students interested in entrepreneurship had the opportunity to develop their idea with support from teacher experts in the field who helped them take steps toward fulfilling the dream of building their own company.