Experience Ventures Challenge 2022 applications open!

| October 3, 2022
Submitted by Arina Barss for CPD
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DeGroote School of Business has once again partnered with the Government of Canada’s Innovative Work-Integrated Learning (I-WIL) initiative to run the 2022 Experienced Ventures Challenge! Students will gain real-world experience by using technology to solve a specific social, business, design or community-related problem. This year DeGroote’s industry partner is Family Table Ventures, a business incubator that invests in early-stage tech companies that focus on building ethical and tenacious solutions. Selected students will be working on their newest venture: JadaConnect.

The Experience Ventures challenge enables students to:

  • Apply in-class learning to the challenges and opportunities facing ventures.
  • Explore Canada’s evolving innovation economy.
  • Network and meet industry leaders and employers.
  • Discover the latest technologies being incubated in Canada.
  • Enhance your resume with a unique experience.
  • Develop your work-ready skills.
  • Receive $500 stipend for completing the challenge.

How to apply?

  • Students from all of DeGroote’s programs are invited to apply. Only 24 students will be selected and placed in teams of 4 to participate.
  • Apply with your resume and a paragraph on how you have used entrepreneurial thinking to come up with an innovative problem-solving solution.
  • More information on OSCARplus.


  • Applications close: Sunday, October 9 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Teams are announced: Tuesday, October 11
  • Virtual kick-off: Monday, October 17 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
  • In-person presentations: Thursday, November 17 from 5:30 – 7 p.m.
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