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Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship

Updates for the Western Entrepreneurship Community regarding COVID-19

  • Mar 18, 2020
Updates for the Western Entrepreneurship Community regarding COVID-19

The health and safety of our community is always our top priority. Taking directive from the federal, provincial and local health authorities, as well as Western’s President, Alan Shepard, we will be implementing the following measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our areas.

Please read the following details to see how we are responding to these difficult times.

Sincerely,
Eric Morse
Special Advisor to the President and Director of Entrepreneurship


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Coworking Space & Online Resources

As Western University transitions to a required services model, effective Thursday, March 19, our entrepreneurship coworking space (WSSB 2130) will be closed until further notice. Our staff will continue to operate off-site from 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m., and offer our entrepreneurial service in a virtual manner. 

All workshops, events and client meetings previously booked in our coworking space through May 1, 2020, have been moved to a virtual format, postponed or cancelled. Please read below for details on how each event is being handled.

Over the next few days we will be converting our entrepreneurial resources to an accessible virtual format. Explore topics on building your startup from the comfort of your home. Stay tuned for this announcement later this week. 


Business Advisor Meetings

All of our business advisor meetings will be conducted online via Zoom or phone.

 

Current Student Entrepreneurs

Book your appointment using https://connect.uwo.ca/myAccount/entrepreneurship/coaching.htm

 

Alumni Entrepreneurs

Please email entrepreneurship@uwo.ca to book your appointment.

 

Events & Workshops

All discretionary events on campus currently scheduled until May 1, 2020 are being cancelled, postponed or offered virtually. Please read below for details on how each event is being handled.

 

Building Better Solutions: Pitching Your Idea: March 18, 2020

(POSTPONED) Due to several interactive session components, this workshop is postponed.
Click here to join the waitlist! Enter your email to be notified of the workshop’s return.


Ecommerce: Entrepreneur Coaching Session: 
March 23, 2020 (WEBINAR)
This session will now be held virtually. Click 'register' to sign up for our webinar.


Marketing Entrepreneur Coaching Session: 
March 25, 2020 (WEBINAR)
This session will now be held virtually. Click 'register' to sign up for our webinar.


Proteus Innovation Competition: March 26, 2020
(CLOSED VIRTUAL EVENT) 
Pitching and judging will be conducted virtually. No livestream available for the public.

Seed Your Startup: April 2, 2020
(POSTPONED) Our annual pitch competition is postponed until students return to campus.

Click here to join the waitlist! Enter your email to be notified of the competition’s return.

Western Accelerator, Demo Day: April 16, 2020
(POSTPONED) This networking event is postponed until further notice.

Click here to join the waitlist! Enter your email to be notified of the event’s return.


MSK Innovation Competition Deadline: April 22, 2020
(POSTPONED)
Applications for this competition have been postponed. 

Click here to join the waitlist! Enter your email to be notified of the competition’s return.


Student Club Events

Due to reduced hours and campus restrictions on events, all student club events scheduled in Propel until May 1 have been cancelled or moved to a virtual format. Please refer to each clubs page for further details… 

Club executives and members can contact Western Entrepreneurship directly for assistance in moving events to a virtual format. Please email entrepreneurship@uwo.ca for assistance. 

 

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Western continues to monitor the ongoing evolving situation with COVID-19 pandemic and takes its direction and shares information from federal, provincial and local health authorities. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and act accordingly. We thank you for your support during these unprecedented times.

Please visit uwo.ca/coronavirus/ for the latest updates from the university.