Experiential Learning Competition
Ontario Centres of Excellence's (OCE) Experiential Learning Program (ELP) supports Ontario post-secondary institutions to manage and grow established project- and experience-based programs for young entrepreneurs that will accelerate and further enhance the quality of new ventures and industry collaborations arising from Ontario academic institutions.
OCE supports $4.55 million among nine programs representing 12 Ontario colleges and universities. The term of the award extends from July 1, 2011 - March 31, 2013. More than 2,000 Ontario students will benefit from hands-on management, education, technical and vital business support services, networking resources and financial advice. To learn more about the ELP funded partners, click here.
This year, the best and brightest emerging entrepreneurs from the funded partners will showcase their business model to a panel of esteemed judges at the Discovery conference. Participants will submit business plans that explain their products or innovations and demonstrates the market opportunity available. Up to 4 top innovators will win up to $25,000 to further support their business.
*Note: Only students who are already part of the ELP program are eligible for this competition. Click here to learn which schools and programs qualify.
To learn more about the finalists, click here.