The University of Victoria is pleased to introduce Entrepreneurship@UVic, an established mentorship for those with sharp minds and a passion for entrepreneurship.

E@UVic comprises an entrepreneurial focused MASc degree program – the Entrepreneurial Engineering Masters Program (EEMP) as well as a wider set of activities and interactions designed to engage undergraduate and graduate students interested in exploring careers within start-ups and entrepreneurship.

Since 2009, E@UVic has aided in the co-founding of 7 high-tech start-ups that combined now employ over 400 people and possess a vetted market value in excess of $300M, including the successful exit of 4 of these companies through acquisitions.

Canadian-unique EEMP MASc Degree:

Selected teams of top-tier students are lead through the starting and growing high-tech companies while earning their MASc degrees. 

If you’re an engineering graduate student seeking a unique, invaluable entrepreneurial challenge and learning experience apply now.


EEMP’s Unique benefits:

  • Specialized, entrepreneurship training and real-life experience, guidance and mentorship from successful technology innovators and investors.
  • Extensive 1:1 interactions with customers, academic supervisors, Wesley Clover and other experienced entrepreneurs and investors to develop a technology motivated by the market.
  • Company development from concept to launch.
  • A proven track record of success.
  • Financial support for the 5 semesters (20 months) anticipated for completion.


Wider Interaction Opportunities:

Based on the EEMP’s sustained success, we are in the process of extending our entrepreneurial efforts to encompass a wider scope of interested and entrepreneurially curios undergraduate and graduate students.

This can take the form of:

  • Undergraduate degree capstone (Elec/CEng/SEng 499, etc.) projects done in collaboration with one of our co-founded companies.
  • Off-campus on-going entrepreneurial seminar series hosted within one of Victoria’s many high-tech start-up spaces in which attendees will have the opportunity to meet and interact with local entrepreneurs who are building (and/or have built) successful companies.
  • Other potential structures and activities as these unfold.

The goal of these wider interaction opportunities will focus on providing you with better visibility into Victoria’s rapidly growing high-tech scene (800+ companies, with 20,000+ employees, and over $4B in combined annual revenue) as well as better understandings of:

  • What day-to-day life working in a start-up looks like
    • Expectations, challenges, and opportunities
  • The demands and challenges of leading a start-up
  • What are good ways to get involved in the start-up culture
  • Etc.


Many of these local companies are actively hiring and always looking to identify their next talented hire. They are also quite active in co-op at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Follow your degree program’s capstone project page and the site’s Events page for up to date information on these wider entrepreneurial engagement opportunities.


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