Mawji Centre for New Venture and Student Entrepreneurship

My Everest – mountains, careers, goals & more

with Lucille De Beaudrap

Lucile will recount her training and eventual trek to the summit of Everest.We will explore the process she took to ensure the mountain did not win and help you see how to exceed your own personal goals.

Building, growing & selling a franchise

with Jay Downton

In this session Jay talks openly about his experience building, growing and selling Oodle Noodle Franchises. He will discuss the challenges, the lessons learned and how to scale a business.

Upcoming Events

  • Sep 20
    Being an Entrepreneur: The Good, Bad & Ugly
  • Sep 28
    Climbing to the Top: Mountains, Careers, Goals & More with Lucille De Beaudrap
  • Oct 02
    Money Talks -- Crowdfunding 101
  • Oct 05
    Ain't No Plan Like a Business Plan with RBC
  • Oct 10
    Franchising Series: Building, Growing and Selling a Franchise with Jay Downton
  • Oct 16
    Marketing Matters - Social Media for Business with Simplified Social
  • Oct 17
    Makerspace- an Orientation to the Resources Available to you and your Business


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.

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Community Members

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Come Talk to Us!

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

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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.