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Student Entrepreneur Awards

Rural eHUB is a collaboration between the University of Alberta, Alberta School of Business, the 4-H Foundation of Alberta and Rural Alberta’s Development (Legacy) Fund to support and encourage youth, high-impact rural entrepreneurship in Alberta. The Rural eHUB program is administered through eHUB, the University of Alberta’s entrepreneurship centre, run by the Technology Commercialization Centre at the Alberta School of Business.

Rural eHUB leverages eHUB’s vibrant entrepreneurial community, programs, mentorship and networking opportunities to encourage high-impact rural entrepreneurship. The Rural eHUB Program is designed to directly support high potential students interested in rural entrepreneurship and Albertan rural-focused entrepreneurship teams.

Rural eHUB’s Student Entrepreneur Awards

Rural eHUB’s Student Entrepreneur Awards (up to $4,000 per company) are competitive, one-time, direct awards to post-secondary students or recent graduates (within one year of post-secondary) of high-potential, growth oriented-startups that impact rural Alberta. This includes businesses, non-profits, social, environmental, and cultural ventures, that are either born-rural or have rural-Alberta impact.

Entry Requirements:
(a) be a current Alberta post-secondary student or recent graduate (within one year);
(b) have two or more founders or employees;
(c) be incorporated in Alberta; and
(d) the organization should be registered in a rural region or have a substantial rural-Alberta component.Nomination priority will be given to startups with the highest-potential rural impact. Upon receipt of an award, the startup company is expected to acknowledge the award in any communications or stories directly related to Rural eHUB support and, on a best efforts basis to notify eHUB of any stories related to the award.

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