Propel Entrepreneurship

Global Entrepreneurship Week WesternU 2017

Monday: November 13

Hack Western: Zero to Hero Workshop

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in Propel (WSSB 2130). 

Hack Western's Zero to Hero series continues with Intro to iOS!  This workshop will cover basic iOS mobile development to get you ready to hack on mobile.  
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Tuesday: November 14

Startup Showcase
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM in Mustang Lounge. 

Startup Showcase is a science-fair style event for students to network with entrepreneurs. We aim to connect students with entrepreneurs and inspire them to pursue their own startups. 300+ students and 20+ startups will be in attendance.  Stay tuned for the entrepreneurial speaker(s). 
Registration for this event is OPEN: Click to RSVP 

Startups interested in showcasing their business can NOW apply for at a booth.  
Showcase your business and join the 2017 Startup Showcase today! 


We.Pitch: Elevator Pitch Competition
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in Mustang Lounge. 

This is WE Pitch's second pitch of the year, brought to you in participation with Propel Entrepreneurship! There will be a $250 award at the end of the competition for best pitch to help develop the idea further! This event is open to students of all years, all faculties, and all programs. 

For those who'd like to pitch at this event, please fill out the above Google form by November 11, 2017 at 11:59 PM. Please view We.Pitch’s community page for official rules. Reach out to We.Pitch’s community page if you have any questions. Selected participants will be notified by email prior to the event. 

Wednesday: November 15

Proteus Innovation Competition Launch
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM in Propel. 

Interested in entrepreneurship but don’t have an idea? Consider Proteus – a four-month long competition that challenges you to create a commercialization plan for 1 of 3 technologies developed out of London’s top research institutions.

This year’s Proteus technologies are:

1) A Diagnostic Method for Zika Virus
2) Catheter Contact-Force Controller for Cardiac Arrhythmia
3) Force Guided Surgical Navigation Tool.

Successful teams have the chance to win 1 of 3 prizes of $5000; and have the opportunity to be involved in the further commercialization of the technology including a possible spin off company!  Learn more about the competition and technologies at the Proteus launch in Propel on Wednesday, November 15th at 3 PM.
RSVP for the Launch Party!

Thursday: November 16

Table Talks with Keith Horwood
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM in Propel. 


Keith Horwood is the founder and CEO of StdLib, a platform that enables developers to easily build and ship web software. Based out of San Francisco, he has raised $2M in venture funding to date from prominent Silicon Valley angel investors and VCs. As a multidisciplinary problem-solver, Keith has been an avid software enthusiast from a young age and graduated from Western with an Honours Double Major in Biochemistry and Evolutionary Biology in 2010. His passion for building led him to develop a number of popular open source libraries and brought him out to San Francisco for a Lead Engineering role in 2014. Since then, his projects have helped thousands of software engineers worldwide, and his enthusiasm to start a business culminated in the founding StdLib in early 2016. Join our round table discussion and chat with Keith about science, software, business, fundraising and all things in-between!

Friday: November 17

Propel Drop-In Info Session
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM in Propel. 

Interested in entrepreneurship but don’t know where to start? Have an idea and are wondering how Propel can help? This drop-in info session is one of many that will be hosted by our Business Analyst in September. Swing by WSS 2130 to learn about all of the great resources Propel has to offer. 

Each session will include a 10 minute presentation on the services and resources at Propel followed by a Q&A. Any attendees who have filled out the Propel Intake Form will have a chance to meet one-on-one with the Business Analyst. Everyone else is free to stay and network with other aspiring entrepreneurs!
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Sunday: November 19

Hack Western: Project Demo
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM in Althouse Faculty of Education

You are invited to the Hack Western Project Demo Fair! Come see what incredible projects students made from scratch at Hack Western 4 in 36 hours. Fair will take place at Althouse Faculty of Education from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Everyone is welcome, so invite family and friends!
More about Hack Western…

Date, time, and location of events listed above may be subject to change.