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Important Dates

  • Nov 1 – Launch of 2021 Student Innovation Challenge
  • Submission Deadline: Wednesday April 7, 2021
  • Pitch Round: Wednesday April 21, 2021
  • Awards Ceremony: Wednesday Apr 28, 2021

BCITSA Entrepreneurship events:

  • Startup Foundations Workshop
    Thu, Jan 14, 2021, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Online (virtually)
    Do you have a business idea but you’re not sure where to start? This workshop will walk you through the basics of building a strong business model using the Lean Canvas framework.
  • Marketing Tools for Bootstrapping Entrepreneurs
    Wed, Jan 20, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Online (virtually)
    This event will help you to:
    – Understand the basics of designing and executing low-cost marketing strategies.
    – Evaluate the pros and cons of various marketing channels.
    – Assess what types of messaging work best to reach your target customers.
    – Understand how to measure the success of your marketing techniques.

Students who attend five or more BCITSA Entrepreneurship events between September 2020 and May 2021, will earn a “Business Basics in Innovation” Certificate of Completion from BCIT’s Applied Research Liaison Office.