Are you looking for a rewarding experience that showcases your entrepreneurial skills? Do you want to help improve accessibility in Ottawa? Join the Solutions Lab to develop a business idea which will help remove accessibility barriers. You can come with an idea or join a team with an existing idea! The teams will be formed on the first day of the program, and each participant will receive an award of $525 upon completion!


Students must complete a total of 40 hours of work on their project to complete the program and receive the final award of $525. 

To enroll, you should be:

  • A registered student enrolled in any full-time or part-time undergraduate program at the University of Ottawa.
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
  • Must participate in all aspects of the program to be eligible for the award.
  • Must complete the onboarding training to be eligible for the award.
  • Must fill out the evaluation form at the end of the program to be eligible to the award.

* Exchange students are eligible if they have the appropriate study permit and have consulted with the International Office.

*Please note that you can only participate in one Experience Ventures program per school year.

Are you interested in the program? Registering is easy. Please fill out the application form and the eHub team will contact you with the next steps. 


Important Dates & Schedule

Important Dates

Deadline to apply: Friday, February 10th, 2023

Spaces are limited and not everyone will be selected to participate.

Program dates: 

  • In-person workshop: February 21st - February 24th, 2023
  • Self-guided learning: February 13th - March 2nd, 2023
  • Final showcase: Thursday, March 2nd, 2023

Schedule & Curriculum 

Students will work in teams to build their business idea and provide solutions around accessibility. Students will receive business training, access to mentors, guest speakers, and training materials to familiarize themselves with business modelling and how to improve accessibility in the City of Ottawa.

1. In class learning (16 hours)

  • Tuesday, February 21st, 2023, from 10:00am to 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023, from 10:00am to 2:00pm
  • Thursday, February 23rd, 2023, from 10:00am to 2:00pm
  • Friday, February 24th, 2023, from 10:00am to 2:00pm 

2. Self-guided learning (8 hours)

3. Research (4 hours)

4. Group work (8 hours)

5. Final showcase (3-4 hours)

  • Thursday, March 2nd, 2023, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm 
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Contact Us


Do you want to apply for this program? Please fill out this application form to apply!


Would you like to be on our waiting list? Please fill out this form!


Please feel free to contact us by email if you have any questions about the program or Experience Venture at [email protected]