Mawji Centre for New Venture and Student Entrepreneurship

The Mawji Centre is NAIT's vibrant on-campus community dedicated to inspiring your entrepreneurial mindset through dynamic opportunities such as business mentorship, guest speakers, competitions, workshops and networking.

We harness your inner talent and challenge you to express new ideas, think creatively and experiment with confidence outside the classroom. As the next generation of creators and trailblazers, we challenge you to BE CURIOUS and start your entrepreneurial journey here.

Leading Like a Boss

with Brent Hesje, CEO, Fountain Tire

Join us while Brent shares his personal stories of leadership and lessons learned in business.

Beyond the Business

with Hank Van Weelden, CEO, Alta Fab

Why do we look so negatively on failure? Hank shares why we should reflect and learn from each and every problem.

Upcoming Events

  • Feb 26
    Leading Like a Boss with Brent Hesje, CEO Fountain Tire
  • Feb 28
    Mawji Networx
  • Mar 01
    Crashcourse Jumpstart, Your Business from Ideation to Validation
  • Mar 05
    Beyond the Business - Embracing Failure, Hank Van Weelden, Alta Fab
  • Mar 15
    Marketing Matters - Using Social Media to Grow your Business and Engage your Clients, A Panel
  • Mar 18
    Mawji Networx
  • Mar 20
    Breaking Through, Creating a Growth Platform for your Business, Mark Ryski, Headcount


The NAIT community is a hotbed of successful entrepreneurs. Be inspired by their stories and learn from their experiences by tuning into the Mawji Centre podcast.

Listen now »



Missed an event? Plug into the Mawji Centre YouTube channel and watch the highlights from our line-up of guest speakers and local entrepreneurs.

Watch Now »



Fuel your entrepreneurial mindset with amazing stories and practical resources. The Mawji Centre Flipboard is our hub of curated content for the student entrepreneur.

Find out more »

NAIT Students

NAIT Students

Want to stay connected and hear about upcoming events? Enrol in our Moodle site!

Interested in taking entrepreneurship and innovation courses?

Community Members

Become involved with the Mawji Centre and join our network of entrepreneurial students, alumni, and business leaders. Let’s work together to build the entrepreneur community!

Come Talk to Us!

The Mawji Centre for New Venture and Entrepreneurship CAT309A - Third floor of the Centre for Applied Technology

View in Campus Maps »

Hours & Location

Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Please note: we are closed on all statutory holidays and during winter break.