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Business, research, and innovation are the foundation for The BRIDGE, UTSC Management’s campus-linked accelerator and platform for work-integrated learning. Students from all disciplines receive support and training from a renowned business faculty through the New Venture Program (NVP). Industry and community partnerships are developed to provide student experiences and solve real-world problems. The BRIDGE is where the best theory, creative applications, and aspiring minds intersect. 

Accelerate your success in entrepreneurship by leveraging the countless opportunities for training, mentorship, and research guidance at The BRIDGE. Choose from our programs below to find the option that suits you best in making your business goals a reality. Our team of business and research experts can help you make connections with individuals in industry, explore credible resources to support your business plan, and provide you with foundational business training.

New Venture Program

The New Venture Program connects your academics with experience. It is a rigorous program that involves the completion of several modules, culminating in a series of ‘defenses’ of your business plan.

Entrepreneurship Research Training

You can participate in the freely-available Entrepreneurship Research Training and gain recognition on your co-curricular record in entrepreneurship research skills. Workshops include introductory and in-depth workshops on topics including, industry research and researching for your business plan. This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students, along with staff, and faculty.

Entrepreneurship Open Learning Series

Start your entrepreneurship journey with the Entrepreneurship Open Learning Series whether you are a student, staff, faculty, alumni, or external community member. The series will help you explore basic business principles to help perfect your business plans and pitches.

Mentorship and Consultations

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Bill McConkey 

Contact the Academic Director to request mentorship and to learn more about the New Venture and Innovation Programs. 


Mariana Jardim

Contact the Management & Entrepreneurship Librarian to book an entrepreneurship consultation to discuss your business idea, find resources to inform your business plan, locate relevant data for pitch competitions, and more. She’s here to help you excel and accelerate!