MRU Entrepreneurs Face Off
This Year’s Innovation Tournament challenges entrepreneur students
Nina Grossman, News Editor
“How do you create value from an every day object?”
That’s the question facing students from ENTR 2301- Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Using only bobby pins, sandpaper and the word “fearless” students have to create value in the most creative and impactful way possible.
The “Innovation Tournament” started in the fall of 2008 and was inspired by Stanford University. Since then it has evolved to a national scale, now called the YOU Innovate Canada Tournament.
An event held on March 31 in the Wright Theatre culminates a smaller version of that tournament; one that is just for MRU students. Five different sections of the entrepreneurial course, with roughly five groups per section are competing.
Finalists and winning groups will be announced at the event on Thursday. The event is a “film festival” style; premiering short videos that illustrate student’s journeys to create value from simple objects.
Hats off to MRU for spearheading a cool initiative that encourages creative thinking and resourcefulness. Good luck to all competitors!