Ask an Expert: Trades Entrepreneurship Panel

May 12, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


BCIT is known for its top-notch trades programs and it’s no surprise that many students dream of starting their own successful trades businesses. When starting out, good advice early on can be a game changer. This virtual event will feature four BCIT grads who have started their own businesses and become leaders in their fields. Join the discussion as these founders share their experiences and offer advice on how you can save time, money and energy when you’re building your own business. 


No matter what industry or field you’re in, you can learn something from these award-winning founders who have experienced all the ups and downs of launching and growing a business.  




During this free session, you will learn about:

  • • Best practices and key success factors of starting a business, 
  • • Landing your first customers when first starting out, 
  • • How to delight your customers and turn them into your biggest promoters,  
  • • How to build a positive company culture,  
  • • Pitfalls to avoid in the start-up journey. 

This event is hosted by BCITSA Entrepreneurship in partnership with  BCIT School of Construction and the Environment.


This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and may be made available publicly on the BCITSA Website or social media channels. Your name may be visible but written chat messages and images will NOT be included in the recording. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that you will be recorded and the recording may be made public.

In partnership with the BCIT Student Innovation Challenge, students who attend five or more BCITSA Entrepreneurship events between September 2020 and May 2021, will earn a “Business Basics in Innovation” Certificate of Completion.

To learn more about the BCIT Student Innovation Challenge, visit: