The program is funded by the John Dobson Foundation and was started by John Molson School of Business (JMSB) professors Ronald Abraira and Tim Field. Speaker events and other activities are organized with the help of the Enactus Concordia team.
Participants in the practicum are paired with mentors and receive assistance with their business plans. They also have the chance to enter the $EED Competition next April, where they will get to pitch their idea to industry professionals and compete to win up to $5,000 in seed money for their businesses.
The practicum is open to both current students and graduates who convocated in 2015. Those interested are encouraged to sign up for Rocket Pitches, which gives participants five minutes to present their idea to the program’s mentors, who then select the top 20 for the practicum.