Mawji Centre for New Venture and Student Entrepreneurship

The Mawji Centre is NAIT's vibrant on-campus community dedicated to inspiring your entrepreneurial mindset through business mentorship, guest speakers, competitions, workshops and networking.

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NAIT's vibrant on-campus community dedicated to inspiring your entrepreneurial mindset.

We harness your inner talent & challenge you to express new ideas, think creatively and experiment with confidence outside the classroom. As the next generation of creators and trailblazers, we challenge you to BE CURIOUS and start your entrepreneurial journey here. Sign-up for events, get advice or use our co-work space. It's FREE for all NAIT students.

Help budding entrepreneurs hone their skills.

The Mawji Centre is seeking help to expand and promote the Innovation Challengeā —where students from any area of NAIT work to transform an everyday object into something with greater economic, environmental or social value. Teams pitch their ideas to a panel with a video in hopes of winning a cash prize.

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Upcoming Events

The NAIT community is a hotbed of successful entrepreneurs with amazing stories and experience. Join our events to ignite your thinking.

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Tune into Let's Do Coffee where we interview local entrepreneurs, either student or alumni, about their ventures into entrepreneurship.

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Missed an event? Plug into the Mawji Centre YouTube channel and watch the highlights from our line-up of guest speakers and local entrepreneurs.

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Fuel your entrepreneurial mindset with amazing stories. The Mawji Centre Instagram is a hub of curated content for the student entrepreneur.

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Be Inspired

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NAIT Students

NAIT Students

Plug into our valuable networks of students, alumni entrepreneurs and business leaders. Sometimes, the right introduction is all you need. Visit, email or join our Moodle site.

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Business, Alumni and Community

Business, Alumni and Community

As a hub for interdisciplinary learning, new ideas and experimentation, we rely on the community to shape the next generation of innovators who propel business and industry forward. Get involved by sharing your expertise as a mentor, speaker, or simply be curious with us at our events.

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