Students of the Mount Royal Innovation and Entrepreneurship program go on to do incredible things, often before they even finish school. They create positive change in their communities, launch successful ventures, drive social enterprise, and transform companies from within. They are problem solvers marked by an entrepreneurial mindset and a drive to make a difference. Although Mount Royal entrepreneurs all come from different backgrounds, they share a unique ability to find opportunities for innovation everywhere they look.
A number of past and current students were kind enough to take the time to share their unique journeys into entrepreneurship and provide future Innovation and Entrepreneurship students with a first-hand look into the program. For those interested in learning more about the Mount Royal experience, these stories are a perfect place to start.
What is an entrepreneurial mindset? Dustin Paisley, a Mount Royal University Alumni, the Co-Founder of Local Laundry Apparel, and the Manager of Entrepreneurship at ATB Financial puts it into context and shares how it's impacted him after graduation.
Many new students struggle with the decision between money, traveling, and making a difference in the world. Priyash Bista, a Mount Royal University Alumni, shares how Mount Royal University allowed him to do all three.
How do you actually start a business? How much money does it cost? Where do I find people to help me? These were a few of the questions recent alumni Kelsey Prout had upon starting at Mount Royal University. Today, she’s the Founder of BeMuse.
How does understanding technology allow you to address issues that are occurring throughout the world? Priyash Bista share’s why he believes it’s fundamental and how it’s impacting current projects.
How do you actually scale a company? How do you take a company and grow it beyond your little community? Alumni, Alistair Shipley shares how Mount Royal opened his eyes to bigger opportunities.
Business development and the importance of finding a unique value proposition that separates you from your competition.
What’s missing from the entrepreneurial spirit? Alistair Shipley shares what he’s identified through his time working in the Silicon Valley and Calgary.
Passion: a controversial word among many. Dustin Paisley, explains how passion comes from experience.