STEM Bootcamp2019-08-08T11:11:15+00:00

STEM Entrepreneurship Bootcamp



Youth Science Canada and Bergeron Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology are offering Canada’s top young innovators an opportunity to develop their science projects into a viable business. More importantly, our experiential learning approach will help you learn about the creative problem solving skills you will need for future career success. We’re inviting some of our incoming students to the campus for an exclusive one-week STEM Entrepreneurship Course.

What You Will Learn

During this one week, students will be led through a structured decision process, where they will learn how to apply current entrepreneurship best practices, such as: Customer Discovery, Lean StartUp, Four Forces of Progress and the Business Model Canvas.

““I enjoyed addressing specific things such as the buyer/user, the canvas business model and the cost benefit analysis. This enabled me to take away a great deal of information to utilize in the future when commercializing my technology.”

-Nick Murray, CWSF finalist and STEM Bootcamp 2018 participant

The one week bootcamp is based on the award winning BEST experiential learning approach for students, which combines the technical skills of building a new venture with the personal reflection of learning about themselves. During the week, students will be exposed to successful entrepreneurs, and leading academics, from the Lassonde School of Engineering, Osgoode Hall Law School, and the Schulich School of Business, as well as staff and ventures from the BEST lab.

Bootcamp Agenda:

Bootcamp Agenda

Earn A Scholarship And Certificate In Technology Entrepreneurship

During the week, students will be guided through their experiential learning process, led by faculty from BEST and the Canadian Innovation Centre (CIC). At the end of the Bootcamp, students who complete the course will receive a certificate signed by both organizations. The incoming Lassonde students will also be eligible to apply for the $1000 BEST Entrance Award.The three most important evaluation criteria for the Award are: participation in this STEM Bootcamp, being a Shad Fellow and active engagement in entrepreneurial activities during high school.


Participants will spend the week in Tatham Residence, located at York University. The building is a 5 min walk from the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence, where the majority of the workshops will take place. Rooms will be shared between two students, each provided with their own twin bed and access to Laundry Facilities.