Nest Summer 2023 | Registration is now closed

We look forward to welcoming a new cohort of Nest participants in the Summer 2024 term! Registration for Nest Summer 2024 will open closer to the Summer term. Stay tuned!

Learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship | Transform ideas into a reality | Apply academic learning in new ways

Program Term: Summer 2024 | Program Timeline: TBD

The Nest program is a comfortable learning environment where students attend weekly workshops focused on learning the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and developing their business ideas!

What is the Nest program?

Are you interested in entrepreneurship, but don’t know where to start? Nest is the perfect place for you. Throughout this condensed summer program, the Innovation Hub helps aspiring entrepreneurs learn about identifying passion spaces and creating solutions.

With sessions led by seasoned mentors and industry experts, Nest is a comfortable environment for students to learn about entrepreneurship and what it takes. Some of the learning outcomes may include:

  • Knowledge
  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication

Why Join Nest?

In addition to the valuable learning experience, the connections you will make, and the support you will receive, students enrolled in an Innovation Hub program will also receive a certificate upon completion. Each program challenges students in new ways and pushes them to develop specific skillsets. There’s no limit for how many programs you can complete, and we encourage passionate individuals who are willing to work hard to join any program when they are ready. Visit the Hub and speak to our team to determine which program is right for you.

Timeline and Student Journey:

Consisting of a wide range of topics spanning across the late summer semester, our Nest program runs weekly and sessions are delivered in-person. This structure will introduce you to the basics of business studies required to gain valuable insights into the world of entrepreneurship.

Session topics:


Defining your passions, skills, and ideas

Entrepreneurship 101

Introduction to Business Models

Customer Value Propositions and Core Values

Intro to Market Research

Customer Segmentation and Intro to Market Sizing 

Understanding the Competitive Landscape

Leadership and Management

Guest Speaker

Pitch Prep and Training

Final Pitch


  • The program is open to all Carleton University students
  • Build a diverse team OR work as an individual