InVenture

InVenture: Entrepreneurship in Action

InVenture is the Edwards School of Business entrepreneurship initiative. Its vision is to be recognized as an essential component of Saskatchewan’s entrepreneurship community and its mission is to:

  1. Support student learning in Edwards entrepreneurship classes
  2. Advance entrepreneurship by providing University of Saskatchewan students with opportunities to:
    • meaningfully engage with each other
    • work with researchers or on their own to produce academic and applied entrepreneurship research
    • participate in Saskatchewan’s entrepreneurship community
  3. Entrench Edwards School of Business as a valued component of the Saskatchewan entrepreneurship community

2019 InVentureSASK Business Plan Competition

Let your brilliance shine in the inaugural InVentureSASK Business Plan Competition. InVentureSASK is an exciting opportunity for students to submit a business plan and pitch a venture in front of experienced entrepreneurs, potential investors and the Saskatoon business community. The competition is organized by the Edwards School of Business and the winning team will receive a grand prize of $10,000. The competition also includes prizes for 2nd and 3rd placed teams.

Deadline Extended: To register your team, email inventure@share.usask.ca by August 15, 2019 with completed business plan. 

For full eligibility rules and submission requirements click here (updated April 30, 2019).

InVentureSASK Business Plan Competition

Start Up Video Series in Partnership with SquareOne

Edwards InVenture Video Trailer

Video Series Compilation Trailer

Edwards InVenture- Business Idea

Edwards InVenture: The Business Idea with Stephanie Yong

Edwards InVenture- Real Estate

Edwards InVenture: Start Up – Real Estate with Rochelle LaFlamme and Alisa Thompson

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Edwards InVenture: Start Up – Market Research with Shenuka Wickramasinghe 
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Edwards InVenture: Start Up – Buying a Business with Alison Anderson 
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Edwards InVenture: Start Up –Legal Concerns with David Ukrainetz
Edwards InVenture- Building
Edwards InVenture: Start Up – Construction Costs with Dave Anderchuck
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Edwards InVenture: Start Up – E-Commerce with Gregg Sutton 

Employers Submit Your Business Plan Request

We are looking for requests for Edwards School of Business students to write a comprehensive business plan with and for you as part of a class project.  If you would like a fourth year Bachelor of Commerce or MBA student to create a plan for you, please submit a request.

Start your request!

Haddock Entrepreneurial Speaker Series

The Gordon and Maureen Haddock Entrepreneurial Speaker Series aims to expose students, faculty, and the entire community to entrepreneurship. For over 12 years the annual event has showcased speakers who share stories of triumphs and challenges of their entrepreneurial journey while giving the audience insightful thoughts about the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Saskatchewan.

The most recent list of speaker videos are below or you can view the entire playlist on the Edwards YouTube channel.

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Duane Smith, JayDee Ag Tech, 2019
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John Williams, North Prairie Developments, 2018
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Bryan McCrea & Evan Willoughby, 3twenty Modular, 2017

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For more information, please contact:

Lee Swanson
Edwards School of Business
University of Saskatchewan
25 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
S7N 5A7

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