In February of 2014, the One Nova Scotia Coalition released the “Now or Never” report, a call to action for Nova Scotians to address their dire economic position. In January of 2015, the Sobey School of Business Development Centre (SSBDC) with the Saint Mary’s Enactus team, developed the Startup 100, an entrepreneurial project with the goal of helping 100 youth from 50 communities in Nova Scotia start 100 businesses in 100 days. In May of 2015, the program gained national recognition by receiving the BDC Entrepreneurs First Project Partnership Best Project.
This year, The Startup 100 is back and will be accessible to students across Canada. The Startup 100 is currently looking for students who are committed to developing their entrepreneurial skills. Through this project, students will receive weekly content through an online forum that will help them to develop entrepreneurial skills. Students will also participate in live video sessions with high profile entrepreneurs, receive mentorship and guidance from the SSBDC and Enactus Saint Mary’s, develop a Canada wide network of fellow entrepreneurs, and most importantly, be equipped to start a business of their own by the end of the 100 days.
This is a great opportunity that is only available to 100 students from across Canada. Any students interested in being part of The Startup 100 can apply through the official website: http://enactussmu.ca/the-startup-100/