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At MUN students have the opportunity to explore entrepreneurship as a viable career path, via the Memorial Centre for Entrepreneuship (MCE). At MCE students have the opportunity to sign up for a paid work term, that allows them to take their idea, start a company and not have to worry about the money to do it. What started out as a supported pilot project by Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship (MCE) and the Office of the Vice-President (Research) has been now officially launched in March 2017 and is a campus-wide partnership between Memorial’s Faculty of Business Administration and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

“Through this unique partnership, Memorial is aiming to establish a university where entrepreneurship is seen as a viable career path,” said Tim Avis, director, Technology Transfer and Commercialization Office, at Memorial.

“As a champion of entrepreneurship, and a strategic unit within the Office of the Vice-President (Research), we are proud to partner with the MCE for this work-term pilot project.”

The purpose is to promote entrepreneurship and to support students, faculty and staff who are developing startup business ideas, and to contribute to developing an attractive entrepreneurial ecosystem in Newfoundland and Labrador. Through this support 3 engineering students were able to take 3 ideas and form them into one company - BlueBrick, an umbrella group for the 3 separate business ideas: Fitsu, Watermark and Grassroots Supply.

For this fall the MCE will take up to 10 students for paid placements.

To read the full story in The Gazette, click here.