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The Startup Garage program provides current full time or part time students at the University of Ottawa, or to recent graduates (within the past 2 years) from the University of Ottawa, with an opportunity to start or grow their own business from June 1st until August 31st, 2018.

 

Startup Garage is an experiential learning program where participating companies are expected to deliver results that are consistent with the information provided in this application form. This is NOT a business case competition.

 

Applicants are strongly encouraged to build a team with diverse expertise, including business, marketing and management expertise, in order to bring complementary skills to their team, and increase the chances of successfully achieving their business objectives.

 

*** Please note that for the 2018 cohort, only applications from current full time or part time students at the University of Ottawa, or to recent graduates (within the past 2 years) from the University of Ottawa will be accepted. ***

Application Deadline: Thursday, January 25th, 2018 at 11:59pm.

 

Final results: Week of March 19th, 2018.

 

If selected for the 3-month program, you must be in in Ottawa from June 1st until August 31st, 2018.

HOW TO APPLY

Sample Questions:

  • What is the problem that your business is trying to solve, or what is the gap in the market that your business fills?

 

  • What is your company's solution to this problem? Describe your product and how it fills the gap in the market?

 

  • Who are your main competitors?

 

  • Given the competition, explain why you will be successful in this market. What have you figured out that they haven’t? In other words, what is your competitive advantage?

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