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$7K grant invested in student entrepreneurship at King’s

Feb 21, 2019
Students browse clothing at King's Entrepreneurship club pop up shop
Students browse clothing at King's Entrepreneurship club pop up shop

The Leder School of Business has received a $7,000 grant from Alberta Innovates through the Institutional Support of Entrepreneurship Education (ISEE) program for entrepreneurship development.

Grant funds will be invested in the King’s Entrepreneurship club, a new student club. After recognizing the need for students to have a space to practice and engage in entrepreneurialism, business professor Dr. Daniel Kim and his students started the King’s Entrepreneurship club to do exactly this.

To kick things off, the club hosted a workshop featuring local pop up shop expert and business coach, Marissa Loewen.

Through several sessions of preparation with Marissa, seven student startup businesses popped up in the Atrium selling products ranging from clothing and jewelry, to art and even waxing services.

“The pop up event helped Celine Leung launch her career as an artist and also engaged people to see her paintings first, rather than her disability. While interacting with Celine at the event, we experienced the brighter side of entrepreneurship and got the courage to move one step forward,” say Dr. Kim.

The Leder School of Business gives students the opportunity to learn more about entrepreneurship and pursuing business ventures. Many alumni have gone on to successfully establish their own businesses and several current students are already operating their own start-ups.

The King’s Entrepreneurship club continues to grow through other events such as guest lecture series and evening training sessions, a second pop up event, and a business model contest. Students also meet regularly to discuss opportunities for their businesses.

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