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Competition winner Chris Small poses with his certificate

Pitch it to me’: Student businesses shine at annual Mawji Centre competition

The Mawji Centre hosted their annual pitch competition on November 29 and the pockets of three more student businesses are feeling heavy. In the top spot this year was Chris Small with "Faculty of Skin", second place goes to Mehrab Shikder with "Wire Financial", and third place goes to Tora Matys with "EZNOIZE".

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mikayla balfour promoting her apparel compnay

NAIT student entrepreneur fills gap in women’s winter wear market

Mikayla Balfour's inspiration for her apparel company, Nexarina, started by identifying a gap in the women’s clothing market. Balfour thought of activities she was passionate about and how the clothing designs currently available don’t measure up. 

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Let's Do Coffee podcast

Our podcast is a virtual opportunity to 'pick someone’s brain.' We tap into insight from local entrepreneurs to explore the energy, ideas and inspiration behind the business. We hope you find the podcast interesting, educational and fun. 

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Our student entrepreneurs

The Mawji Centre for New Venture and Student Entrepreneurs works with student entrepreneurs to bring their business and innovation ideas to life. Many of our students have already found entrepreneurial success.

We are proud of our students' accomplishments and maintain relationships with many of the Mawji-born businesses that can be found in Edmonton and around the province. 

Take a look at our list of student entrepreneurs