The Intrapreneur Edge

Stand out to Employers

Being entrepreneurial is not only about starting your own business; it can also involve intrapreneurship—using entrepreneurial skills within an organization. We offer an intrapreneur program where participants learn and practice important leadership skills, like decision-making, goal setting, creative problem solving, and resourcefulness. Whether you envision yourself as a future founder, or you’re striving to become a leader within an existing company, this skill set will help to set you apart.

This three-month program runs from February – April 2020. Spaces are limited, and applications are now open—learn more and apply below.

Please note, this program is only open to BCIT Students (part-time and full time) at this time, and not alumni.

Program Requirements

Program Outline

The program involves a combination of online activities and in-person events.

1. Online Activities:

You will be able to choose from a variety of online workshops that you can complete on your own time, with each workshop exploring different facets of intrapreneurship and examining how entrepreneurial skills are used in the workplace.

The time commitment for this is approximately 30 minutes per month for the duration of the program (as you will have to complete a total of three workshops over three months).

2. In-Person Events:

We are excited to continue our partnership with the Microsoft Garage, Microsoft’s hackspace and official outlet for experimental projects. The Intrapreneur Edge program will kick off with a design thinking workshop hosted at the Microsoft Garage, and after three months of learning intrapreneurial skills, we will head back to the Microsoft Garage so you can apply your skills in a fun and engaging case competition.

In addition to these two visits to the Microsoft Garage in downtown Vancouver, you will choose one other event to attend.

Options will include:

  • – The ‘Innovative Business’ Entrepreneurship panel
  • – IxL Conference 2020
  • – …and others (to be announced)!

Time Commitment

  • – Complete a 1-hour introductory workshop early in February 2020
  • – Complete three online workshops (30 minutes each) on your own time between February – April 2020
  • – Attend two mandatory events at the Microsoft Garage in downtown Vancouver:
    • – Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 from 5 pm – 7 pm, and
    • – Thursday, April 16th, 2020 from 5 pm – 7 pm.
  • – Attend one other BCITSA entrepreneurship event of your choosing between February – April 2020

How to Apply?

Complete the application form.

Application Deadline: Monday, January 20th, 2020, at noon

Please note, this program is only open to BCIT Students (part-time/full time).