Experience Ventures Placements

Matching students with innovators to make an impact

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Time Committment

80 hours over 12 weeks

About the program

Experience Ventures, powered by the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking at the University of Calgary, enables college and university students to make an impact alongside real-world innovators through entrepreneurial thinking placements.

Through the many Innovate Calgary programs including Evolve to Innovate (e2i) and Research to Social Innovation Incubator (R2SI), you’ll get matched with an emerging innovator for a short-term paid experience, where you’ll learn about working in environments that value innovation, embrace new technologies, and impact communities.

Learn more about Experience Ventures.

Past student experiences

“I have learned so much from all of my mentors! I would not have been able to get this opportunity anywhere else!”
-Experience Ventures Student (Winter ‘22)

Past interns collaborated with academics on research and knowledge translation or with industry, and early-stage startups from the Calgary innovation ecosystem. As a student you may supported innovators with:

  • Focus group facilitation
  • Market research & SWOT analyses
  • Slide deck, website, & logo design
  • Business Model Canvases & Business Plans
  • and more…

Entry Requirements

Eligible students include those from any discipline and faculty registered in a Canadian college and university who is:

  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations. International students are ineligible at this time.
  • Enrolled in any full- or part-time program of post-secondary study.

Placements are flexible, part-time, and mostly remote. They are for up to 80 hours of work over 12 weeks and students are compensated $825.

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