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 mentorship, guest speakers, competitions, workshops, networking, and programming.

NAIT's vibrant on-campus community dedicated to inspiring your entrepreneurial mindset.

We harness your inner talent & 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. Sign-up for events, get advice, enter our competitions, use our co-working space or apply to be part of our free Entrepreneurship Blue Book Program. It's FREE for all NAIT students.

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Upcoming Events

The NAIT community is a hotbed of successful entrepreneurs with amazing stories and experience. Join our events to ignite your thinking.

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Tune into Let's Do Coffee where we interview local entrepreneurs, either student or alumni, about their ventures into entrepreneurship.

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

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Fuel your entrepreneurial mindset with amazing stories. The Mawji Centre Instagram is a hub of curated content for the student entrepreneur.

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Be Inspired

'Pitch it to me': Student businesses shine at annual Mawji Centre competition

The Mawji Centre hosted their annual pitch competition on Nov. 29 and the pockets of three more student businesses are feeling heavy. In the top spot this year was Chris Small with "Faculty of Skin".

NAIT student entrepreneur fills gap in women’s winter wear market

Mikayla Balfour's inspiration for her apparel company, Nexarina, started by identifying a gap in the women’s clothing market. Read more about her venture in the winter apparel market.

Curious President Podcast Ep. 5: NAIT helps a grad's business take flight

International shipper Fly and Fetch got its wings with help from the Mawji Centre

Taking flight: Is Fly and Fetch the next major shared-economy disruptor?

NAIT grads reimagine international shipping, one suitcase at a time

NAIT Students

NAIT Students

Plug into our valuable network of students, alumni entrepreneurs and business leaders. Sometimes, the right introduction is all you need. Visit, email or join our Moodle site.

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Business, Alumni and Community

Business, Alumni and Community

As a hub for interdisciplinary learning, new ideas and experimentation, we rely on the community to shape the next generation of innovators who propel business and industry forward. Get involved by sharing your expertise as a mentor, speaker, or simply be curious with us at our events.

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