Propel Entrepreneurship

About Us

Updates for the Western Entrepreneurship Community regarding COVID-19

As Western University transitions to a required services model, effective Thursday, March 19our entrepreneurship coworking space (WSSB 2130) will be operating virtually with no staff physically in the office until further notice. Our staff will continue to operate off-site from 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m., to offer our entrepreneurial service in a virtual manner. 


All workshops, events and client meetings previously booked in our coworking space through May 1, 2020, have been moved to a virtual format, postponed or cancelled. Please read below for details on how each event is being handled.

Over the next few days, we will be converting our entrepreneurial resources to an accessible virtual format. Explore topics on building your startup from the comfort of your home. Stay tuned for this announcement.

Western continues to monitor the ongoing evolving situation with COVID-19 pandemic and takes its direction and shares information from federal, provincial and local health authorities. Please visit uwo.ca/coronavirus/ for the latest updates from the university.

Propel is quickly emerging as one of Southwestern Ontario's most active startup accelerators.  Located at Western University, the centre provides co-working space, seed funding, world-class mentorship, and hosts training programs, events and workshops for startups at all stages of growth.  Propel is also the home of PSI, a sales-focused incubator program for the region’s most promising entrepreneurs.

Propel is part of the Campus-Linked Accelerator program, an initiative of the Ontario Government and administered through the Ontario Centres of Excellence. Propel is partnered locally with LEAP Junction at Fanshawe College. 

Contact Us & Hours

Phone:

519-661-2111 x 85312

Email:

entrepreneurship@uwo.ca

Hours:

Coworking Space: Currently closed. 
 
To set up a meeting time with one of our 'Business Advisors" please click here.

Staff Directory

 

Deniz Edwards

Deniz Edwards

Director of Propel

Specialization:

Entrepreneurship, Business Development, Strategic Planning, Financial Modeling, and Analytics.

 

WSSB 2120B
x 87314
entrepreneurship@uwo.ca  

 

 

 


 

Michelle Stanescu

Michelle Stanescu

Western Entrepreneurship Communications Coordinator

Specialization:
Strategic Communications Planning, Social Media, Media Relations, Marketing Campaigns, and Creative Design.

WSSB 2130
x 85312
mstanes@uwo.ca 

 



  


 

Alan Kalbfleisch

Jeremy Ward

Western Accelerator Program Coordinator 

Specialization:
Program Planning & Development, Event Planning, Project Management, Business Advisory Services, and Strategic Planning.

 

SH 3366
x 87307
jward27@uwo.ca 


 


 
 


 

Coming Soon

Alicia McLeod

Community Coordinator 

Specialization:
Event & Program Planning, Mentor Engagement, Community Outreach, and Stakeholder Relations.

2130
x 85312
amcleo52@uwo.ca



 


 


 

Gamal

Gamal Assaad

Startup Advisor 

Specialization:
Entrepreneurship, Client Intake, Business Advisory, Mentorship, Prototyping, and Crowdfunding.

WSSB 2130
x 85312

 




 

 


 

Sanna

Sanna Choudhary

Startup Advisor 

Specialization:
Entrepreneurship, Client Intake, Business Advisory, Value Proposition, and Pitching

WSSB 2130
x 85312

 




 

 

Location

Western Student Services Building (WSSB) Room 2130
We're located beside the University Community Centre and across from Weldon Library.