Canada Comeback Challenge

The Canada Comeback Challenge is a way for students to connect with employers and mentors, build their networks, and add valuable experience to their resumes, all while contributing to Canada’s COVID-19 recovery. Through a fun, skill-building national competition in an entirely online format, student teams will tackle real-world problems facing employers in Canada’s public, private, and non-profit sectors and compete for a chance to pitch their ideas to an esteemed panel of judges.

Registration Extended until October 18th

The Queen’s Entrepreneurs’ Competition

The Queen’s Entrepreneurs’ Competition is open to all students currently enrolled in university or college on a full-time basis in the current academic year working towards an undergraduate degree or diploma or graduated no earlier than May 2020.

Preliminary Round Early Bird Submission Deadline: October 9th, 2020

Preliminary Round Submission Deadline: October 23rd, 2020

150 Startups

Lean Startup Challenge


The Lean Startup Challenges typically run from May 1, to October 31.

Eligible* Alberta post-secondary students or recent graduates chosen to represent their publicly funded college or university can earn almost $5,000 each by completing a series of Lean Startup** Challenges

* ELIGIBLE STUDENTS are defined as first time entrepreneurs*** who are a) post-secondary students that are currently taking three or more courses at one of Alberta’s publicly funded colleges or universities, b) currently taking a minimum of one course from one of Alberta’s publicly funded colleges or universities and have taken at least three courses during the last 12 months from one of Alberta’s publicly funded colleges or universities, or c) have graduated from one of Alberta’s publicly funded colleges or universities within the last 12 months.

** LEAN STARTUP is a trademark owned by Eric Ries, and his most recent book is called The Startup Way

*** FIRST-TIME ENTREPRENEURS are defined as those who have not previously started a company that a) sold more than $10,000, b) taken a loan of $10,000 or more, or c) raised more than $10,000 in capital/equity funding.

Apex Business Plan Competition

The University of New Brunswick's International Business & Entrepreneurship Centre is proud to host the annual Apex Hybrid Business Plan Competition from January 25th to 29th, 2021.

Student entrepreneurs interested in presenting their business plans virtually to successful entrepreneurs & business-leaders from diverse sectors are invited to apply.

Information for competitors

Project Sandbox

Project Sandbox

The University of Lethbridge library’s Project Sandbox has moved virtual and have some new programs: 


Venture for Canada Internship


Looking to get your feet wet in a startup? Venture For Canada offers post-secondary students the opportunity to explore entrepreneurial work experiences in Atlantic Canada, British Columbia and the Prairies. Learn invaluable skills on your road to building your future from those in the best position to teach - other entrepreneurs.

Bonus: our program fits the requirements of most co-op placements