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The Golden Circle
Empowering entrepreneurs for better, brighter futures
Catalyzing startups through ideas, connections and skills
Tools, mentors, coaches, resources, events, opportunities
Ideation and Entrepreneurship Generation
The NEC is a place for budding entrepreneurs to collide with like-minded individuals and receive support from business advisors to help turn business ideas into startup realities. Navigate champions a culture of entrepreneurship by helping aspiring entrepreneurs from the pre-startup or idea phase through to the development of fully-fledged business models and plans. With vibrant locations on both Grenfell Campus and CNA Corner Brook Campus, Navigate provides access to business tools, one-on-one business counselling, financial resources, startup programming, events, and opportunities for networking, mentorship and learning.
Proof of Concept and Creativity Generation
The Navigate Makerspace is a collaborative, communal workspace to learn, make, explore, tinker, and share ideas. It is a place where DIY meets innovation, art meets technology, and business ideas meet reality. With free access to expert creative design advice, programming, services and mentoring, and tools like 3D Printers, laser cutters, CNC machines, soldering irons, a digital loom, electronics, robotics and more, makers are empowered to turn abstract ideas into products and functional prototypes. Located on Grenfell Campus, it is a space where people come together to design, collaborate, create and materialize their next big idea.
Commercialization and Implementation
The Business Incubator is a one-stop shop with all the resources a new startup needs to take their business to the next level. Open access to free co-working and meeting spaces combined with free defined-term office spaces for resident companies empower budding startups by facilitating direct access to other entrepreneurs, expert advisors, mentors, HR support, office equipment, training, potential funders, events and more. Located on the CNA Corner Brook Campus, this dynamic space is the perfect catalyst for growing startups to launch or jumpstart their business.
Silver Sponsors: RBC | Western Group of Companies | CBDC Humber | Bootleg Brew Co.
Navigate would like to extend a huge thank you to our generous prize sponsors for the Jose Lam Startup Event 2021.
SMEs, startups & entrepreneurs supported
Since Nov 2018
Since May 2018
Since Nov 2018
open maker hours
Since May 2018
Collaborative events with 3077 participants
“Don't worry about failure, you only have to be right once.”
“Get five or six of your smartest friends in a room and ask them to rate your idea”
“Don't spend so much time trying to choose the perfect opportunity, that you miss the right opportunity”
“Some people don't like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster”
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You need to
The world of business is changing at lightning speed. Innovation and disruptive technologies are changing the way we work, the skills we need, and the tools we use. It can be challenging for entrepreneurs and small business owners to keep up, but we’re here to help.Is there a tool or skill that you need in order to operate, thrive and grow? Are there workshops, topics, programs or other knowledge and equipment that you need access to take your business to the next level? Let us know. We want to hear from you.