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Bow Valley College is Here to Support Your Career

Are you an entrepreneur? Do you have a great idea? Need some tips to push you out of your comfort zone to start your own business? Bow Valley College is here to help you!
 
Craig Elias, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Bow Valley College has spent his career helping people bring their ideas to life and build their own businesses, and now he’s here to help you, our Bow Valley College grads! Craig was featured in Avenue Magazine’s Calgarians We Love series alongside other 14 remarkable Calgarians for their work in the community, and we are excited to be able to share his entrepreneurial expertise with you. We are proud that Craig was recognized for inspiring Calgary’s next generation of entrepreneurs and grateful for all his contributions to supporting our student and alumni entrepreneurs. 

Our entrepreneurship programs, VentureQuest, Innovation Rodeo, and 150 Startups, offer practical learning experiences for students and alumni that can help you develop employable and entrepreneurial skills. The programs are funded by our generous donors, RBC and the Hunter Family Foundation, who have supported Bow Valley College students with over $700,000 in funding. Are you interested in starting a side hustle and don’t know where to begin? Do you want to know the tips and tricks to nail the pitch for your product or service? Register for one of our workshops below to learn from the best! 
 
Upcoming VentureQuest entrepreneurship activities available to alumni include:

March 18th to April 3rd – Educational seminars:
•    Starting your first business or side-hustle (March 18th at noon or March 20th at 10 a.m.)
     REGISTER  HERE
•    Nailing your pitch on the first try (April 1st at noon or  April 3rd at 10 a.m.) 
      REGISTER HERE

April 4th - Deadline to apply to The VentureQuest Business Idea Competition 11:59 p.m. MST 
VentureQuest entrepreneurship program gives Bow Valley College students and alumni, the chance to start a business that can have a positive impact on the community. For more information please click here.

April 22nd - VentureQuest Crowd Favourite Finalist Pitch Competition. Details about this event will be shared in an email invitation closer to the date.

Every other Wednesday starting on January 27th - WannaB Wednesdays 

Stay tuned for more information on how alumni can get involved with Innovation Rodeo and 150 Startups.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to build your entrepreneurial skills and learn from one of the best! The top 3 VentureQuest winners will receive cash to support their entrepreneurial initiatives.

 We hope you’ll join us and tap into your entrepreneurial spirit!


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