A 4-week challenge that invites students from all disciplines to work together and inspire real change.
About the Hunter Hub Solutions Lab
In celebration of Sustainability Week (happening October 24 – 28, 2022), the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking, in partnership with the Office of Sustainability, presents Hunter Hub Solutions Lab: Climate change solutions for Southern Alberta, students are challenged to develop an impactful and feasible project idea with clearly defined steps for implementation, that if executed would create climate change solutions for Southern Alberta. The challenge will conclude with students presenting their solutions in a five-minute pitch style format before a panel of judges.
Running from October 24 to November 29, 2022, students are to spend a maximum of 40 hours working on their solution and pitch. Students will work in teams of three to five people, with pitches no longer than five minutes. Participating students will be granted $525 through Experience Ventures in recognition of their participation in the challenge. The winning team will secure $1,000, while the first runner-up will secure $500 and the second runner-up will secure $250.
Students will leverage entrepreneurial thinking as they work with community members to develop potential solutions to address a question that will be revealed on the first day of the challenge.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, please don’t wait to apply.
The deadline to apply is Oct. 14, 2022
Frequently Asked Questions
Entrepreneurial thinking is being creative in finding innovative solutions. It’s about taking initiative and exchanging knowledge across disciplines. It is essential to enriching lives and advancing society.
Experience Ventures, powered by the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking at the University of Calgary, enables college and university students to make an impact alongside real-world innovators through entrepreneurial thinking placements.
Become a change-maker
Experience Ventures creates paid entrepreneurial thinking placements for college and university students with innovative companies in Canada. Our goal is to inspire your creativity, resiliency and future vision – so you can seize your future with the right skill set.
To learn more, visit experienceventures.ca.
Innovative individuals and teams who are eager to explore entrepreneurial thinking, build future ready skills they can bring into their respective careers, and expand on existing ideas are encouraged to apply for the program.
All components of this challenge will be presented virtually. Students are free to meet with their teams in person, while adhering to COVID-19 guidelines and safety measures should they wish to do so.
Yes. When you complete the application form, you will be asked if you have teammates you'd like to be paired with. Each person on your team must register individually.
How many people will be on each team?
Each team will consist of 3-5 people.
The challenge will kick off with a keynote speaker who works in this space and students will be provided with additional information and resources to support their work. Each week of the challenge will provide an opportunity to attend a virtual session/workshop to support their progress and work.
You will be provided with contact details to connect with event organizers. If you experience any problems during the challenge, we encourage you to get in touch with us.
Each team will be asked to submit a final project proposal that aligns with the scoring rubric. The submission will include a five minute video and 1 page project brief guidelines for which will be provided at the same time as a copy of the scoring rubric.
Winners will be selected by a panel of judges who will score student submissions against the evaluation criteria.