Agility assists, connects and educates student-entrepreneurs along their journey towards becoming successful entrepreneurs in Southern Alberta. By providing hands-on experience and appropriate education, students will be able to exercise their entrepreneurial spirit in an environment where failure is a place to learn.
The RBC Family and Small Business Summit
is hosted annually and features a distinguished keynote speaker and accompanying seminar series related to family and small business. The goal of this conference is to expose students to the opportunities associated with family and small business and to present opportunities for southern Alberta businesses to participate in an annual conference on valuable, timely topics related to family and small business issues. The next summit will be held on Friday, March 13th, 2020.
Trailblazing is an entrepreneurship cohort that allows you to develop your skills and pioneer your ideas.
Agility Pitch Competition
$4500 in Seed Funding Available.
The Judges will be evaluating entrepreneurs on their story pitch. This means that your job is to tell a story and captivate your audience. You can be as creative as you like. However, you are required to build a pitch deck and present your idea yourself (no celebrity endorsers!). You will be evaluated on 4 components of your pitch: desirability, viability, feasibility, and delivery.
are available to be scheduled with the Agility Manager for all student entrepreneurs. We will work with you no matter where you are along your endeavour. We will continually work with student entrepreneurs to assist them along their pathway. Agility works closely with community partners like Economic Development Lethbridge, Community Futures, tecconnect, and ATB Boostr to help connect students with the right people at the right time.
RBC Agility Award
is provided to any student who is currently or has previously participated in the Agility program, with an interest in innovation and entrepreneurship related to family, small, or rural business activities. Preference for the scholarships will be given to students registered in Dhillon School Business's Family & Small Business Minor. Up to ten $1,500 scholarships are awarded annually. Applications are due February 1st annually.
Aspiring first-time Entrepreneurs, who are a student taking at least 3 courses at one of Alberta’s publicly funded post-secondary schools, are invited to participate in the landing page competition.
The student with the highest overall ranking from the three different landing competition categories, from each publicly funded post-secondary school in Alberta, will be eligible to participate in both the 150 Startups Kick-Off Weekend and this summer’s Lean Startups Challenges.