Mawji Centre for New Venture and Student Entrepreneurship

Fuelling the entrepreneurial mindset

The wait is over, we are open for business.

The Mawji Centre for New Venture and Student Entrepreneurship fosters entrepreneurial spirit, critical thinking and collaboration.

We bring NAIT students together from all program areas and helps them cultivate new ideas and creativity, by delivering experiential programs, events and connections that students need to be successful.

If you are faculty or a student, join our Moodle site.

In May 2017, Ashif Mawji and his family made the largest donation NAIT has ever received from an alumnus to establish the Mawji Centre. He is co-founder and a key advisor at Trust Science, an app that calculates the trustworthiness of individuals and businesses.

Ashif Mawji served on NAIT’s Board of Governors from 2004 to 2010. He was awarded a NAIT honorary Bachelor of Business Administration in 2017, named a Top 50 Alumni in 2012 and received the Alumni Award of Distinction in 2003.

 

Core Activities


EnactusNAIT

This student-led group aims to improve the quality of life and standard of living for Canadians through entrepreneurial action. Enactus is an international organization that rallies the ideas and passion of the best and brightest students to address social issues and change.

NAIT Innovation Challenge

The NAIT Innovation Challenge gives students from across NAIT the opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards that come with being an entrepreneur. Students collaborate under time and resource constraints, then pitch their idea through video.

NAIT Internal Case Competition

The NAIT Innovation Challenge gives students from across NAIT the opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards that come with being an entrepreneur. Students collaborate under time and resource constraints, then pitch their idea through video.


Partnership Events


Junior Achievement Future Leaders Week

The Junior Achievement future leaders week teaches grade 7, 8 and 9 students from Edmonton and the surrounding area skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. This week-long event is a joint partnership between the NAIT JR Shaw School of Business and the Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta and Northwest Territories.


Contact Us

The Mawji Centre encourages students to network and pioneer new ideas together.

If you’d like to join our student group in the Mawji Centre, please enroll in our Moodle site.