Start Up!

Start Exploring. Start Designing. Start Inventing. Start Here. Start Now.

Do you have a business, product or service idea that you want to get off the ground?  Our Start Up Centre brings students, faculty, community partners and mentors together to help you get your idea off the ground and give you the tools you need to transform your ideas into a business.

We are able to offer:

  • Access to print and online resources
  • Connections to support and funding programs
  • Business coaching workshops
  • Pitch competitions
  • Entrepreneur bootcamps
  • And more!

Start Up Centre Office Hours:

From 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm in room KC 247 on the dates listed below.

Come and talk to the experts! In person sessions, drop-in or make an appointment. Bring your questions and ideas. Get some advice, network with other student entrepreneurs, learn how to grow your business!

  • 18 January          Sue Ross (Futurpreneur)
  • 15 February        Sue Ross (Futurpreneur)
  • 28 February        KAST
  • 14 March             Janice Alpine (Kootenay Aboriginal Business Development Association)
  • 29 March             Sue Ross (Futurpreneur)
  • 11 April                KAST
  • 19 April                Sue Ross (Futurpreneur)

Speaker Series:

Sign up to hear our engaging speakers talk about things you need to know if you are starting or thinking of starting a small business! First-steps and what to watch for, start up financing, competition and competitive advantage, making budgets and cash flow assumptions and more! What about if your goal isn’t a typical business? We have social enterprise covered too!

All presentation times are 6:00 pm in Room KC 250 (Cranbrook Campus Lecture Theatre).
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January 18 – Starting your Trades-based Business

February 14 – We ♥ Social Enterprise double feature!

March 14 – Competitors and Competitive Advantage

March 21 – Start Up Financing

April 11 – Local Business Showcase

Our Community Partners