Are you an Aboriginal Student and an Entrepreneur?

Starting Point, a Student Entrepreneur Conference, is being held at St Mary’s University (SMU) in Halifax, NS from Feb 18-20, 2015. This year’s theme is “Revolutionary Ideas Change the World”.

This conference offers amazing speakers, “Funder Speed Dating”, Master Classes, an Ideation Tournament, and the chance to win prizes and maybe even some cash for your business.

As this is a great opportunity for Student Entrepreneurs everywhere, JEDI will be sponsoring 2 New Brunswick Aboriginal Student Entrepreneurs to take part in this event! Sponsorship covers the event registration fee and travel costs associated with the 3-day event. Successful applicants will be required to make their own travel arrangements after discussing costs with JEDI.

If you would like to be one of the sponsored Student Entrepreneurs, just fill out the application form for the chance to be selected to take part in this fantastic opportunity. (Save the image of the application form to your computer and then print.)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full time Aboriginal student
  • Residing in New Brunswick
  • Proof of studies at a post-secondary institution
  • Business Owner

Please submit your completed application form, including a short essay to Bryan Harn at the JEDI office by 4:00pm February, 6th, 2015. A selection committee will review applications and the lucky candidates will be notified by February 11th, 2015.

For more information, contact Bryan Harn at 506-444-0907 or

To mail or drop off applications:

Joint Economic Development Initiative

150 Cliffe Street, 2nd Floor, Box 11,

Fredericton NB  E3A 0A1

Fax: 506-444-3387