This Summer: Join our NEST program and bring your ideas to action


Starting June 1st join us for weekly workshops focused on crystallizing your idea and actionizing your business. 

This program is designed to fit your summer schedule by mixing expert-led workshops with unique off-site visits and entrepreneurial fireside chats.

We want to give YOU the opportunity to create a BOLD and unique business. To apply your academics and experiment with a new business idea. The Innovation Hub is a dynamic and fast-paced learning environment that will give you real-life tools and skills to stand in front of the world.

Timeline and Student Journey:

Consisting of 3, separate phases over the course of the semester, our programming is flexible and caters to YOU. We have weekly 2-hour sessions with field/industry experts. We have an army of coaches and mentors to help you succeed. And don’t worry – this is not another classroom. These sessions offer some of the most unique and motivating ways to apply your academic learning in real-time.

June 1st – Orientation

June 8th – Ideation Matrices & Exploring Issue Spaces

June 15th – Customer Value Propositions & Understanding Core Values 

June 22nd – Site Visit & Guest Speaker

June 29th–  Intro to Market Research 

July 6th– Site Visit

July 13th – Customer Segmentation & Intro to Market Sizing 

July 20th– Intro to Understanding the Competitive Landscape

July 27th – An Entrepreneurial mindset with Jingming Li

August 3rd – Tour of Knak

August 10th – Pitch Preparation

August 16th – Pitch day!

  • The program is open to all Carleton University students.
  • Build a diverse team OR work as an individual. We recommend working in a team or participating with the intention of finding a team.

Join the NEST Program

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Carleton University’s Innovation Hub