Student competitions

The 2017 competition winners receiving their prizes.

Pitch your idea, develop your business plan, or launch your start-up!

The Faculty offers competitions to its students who wish to develop their entrepreneurial spirit and skills! These constitute unique opportunities to develop your entrepreneurial – and intrapreneurial – skills and abilities, which could be of great benefit to their future professional career!


Design Day

All students, undergraduate and graduate, in the Faculty of Engineering are invited to participate and showcase their design projects. These design projects can be physical prototypes, design plans, apps or websites. Design projects can come out of a class, research or a personal project from either an individual student or a team.

Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place.

Entrepreneurial Idea

Students who have an idea for a start-up company have the opportunity to pitch it to a panel of judges and receive direct feedback. The winners will be awarded prize money.

Entrepreneurship Concepts

Students present their innovative business plans to a panel of judges from the Ottawa community. They are required to prepare a business plan with the support and guidance of experts. Then, they present their plan for the chance to win prize money.

Launching Entrepreneurs

To participate in this competition, students must have already launched a business based on a technological innovation—or must have the intention of doing so in the near future. The winners will be offered cash prizes as well as one-on-one mentorship,  an incubation space, and legal and accounting advice during this period.

Past winners

Other competitions

More competitions found on the Telfer School of Management website.

Contact us

For more information, please contact:

Hanan Anis
NSERC Chair in Entrepreneurial Engineering Design, Professor, and Faculty Coordinator in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Faculty of Engineering

Office: ARC 307
Tel: 613 - 562-5800 ext. 6709

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