Our Entrepreneurship in Technology program stands out among the traditional vocational entrepreneurship programs (Start-Up business, which focus rather on opening small businesses), or the more general Entrepreneurship programs offered across the country (which usually include one or two law courses). The reality is that there is a strong interest in entrepreneurship right now, with the advent of successful applications such as Shopify, GoDaddy, Freelancer, Uber, etc. Just think of older models like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc., and how far they got as businesses.
Ours is a program that aims to train entrepreneurs in this field, to launch new technologies such as, for example, computer applications. It is a program rooted in the world of entrepreneurship and management that will teach students is to find new ideas and to know the possibilities offered by new technologies, including in emerging fields such as artificial intelligence.
Technology entrepreneurs work all over the world and in a variety of contexts: telecommuting, outsourcing tasks, opening an office at a specific location in the world, assisting with job executions, etc. The digital revolution is changing habits (work, consumption, etc.), the tasks themselves, in short, changing lifestyles, and the new applications that are being created are participating. New ideas are emerging everywhere in the world. There is certainly work for technology entrepreneurs.
The work function of the program is that of technology contractors. They are entrepreneurs: they have ideas for a business project, evaluate them and, if they are satisfied with the outcome of their evaluation, take action, seeking financing, thinking about operational issues, ensuring the interest, even collaboration, of key partners, partnering with collaborators, etc. Technology is their entrepreneurial horizon; rather than investing in projects to open a new restaurant, resort, mining operation or community center, their area of focus in terms of the projects they are considering is technology.
Technology entrepreneurs are, first of all, entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs think about projects, look for ideas and evaluate them in different ways; if they are convinced of their idea, they will take action, defining operations, looking for key allies and financing. They will then work to set up their business.
Technology entrepreneurs perform a variety of tasks:
- Search for business project ideas
- Assess business project ideas (different stages and angles)
- Define processes
- Managing staff
- Motivating staff and communicating a vision
- Establishing policies
- Seeking funding
- Set a budget and manage finances
- Sell your project and product (key partners, financiers, future employees, potential customers, etc.)
- Managing growth
- Assess results
- Managing risk
- Thinking about the next step
There is an entrepreneurial ecosystem for technology in Montreal and in many other cities around the world. New apps, online shops or distributors appear regularly (Uber, airbnb, Goodfood, Freelancer, etc.), located in Canada or abroad (alibaba, baidu, Orkut). New projects for robotics, smart clothing and orbital stations are being launched.
The program is an initial training ACE and it is mainly for people who do not have prior skills in the field.
Documents for Admission
- Admission form (online form)
- Payment of $50 CAD, non-refundable, for file review and $200 CAD Registration fee ($250 CAD payable through Flywire or Credit card – see form in Application section)
- Copy of Passport Name Page
- Language proficiency test result (IELTS 5.5 or higher or equivalent)
- Copy of required high school diploma (others diploma when applicable)
- Copy of birth certificate translated into French or English by a certified translator indicating the place of birth and the names of the parents.
The person who has a training level deemed sufficient by the college and who meets one of the following conditions is eligible for a program of study leading to a college certificate.
(1) has interrupted her full-time studies or pursued full-time post-secondary education for at least 2 consecutive sessions or one school year;
(2) is subject to an agreement between the college and an employer or it benefits from a government program;
(3) has interrupted their full-time studies for one session and pursued full-time post-secondary education for one session;
(4) holds the diploma of professional studies.
The Entrepreneurship in Technology Attestation of College Studies teaches students to:
- look for and evaluate project ideas;
- Make a financial package;
- Partnering with key partners
- Getting the resources you need
- Manage the company, its growth and future development;
- Promote the company, its brand and its product
Analyzing work functions
Communicating and interacting in a business management context
Use current application software for business management purposes
Search and analyze business data
Develop and follow-up marketing plan
Use sources of law that apply to commercial activities
Promoting products and services
Apply a management process in a marketing context
Analyzing accounting information for business management purposes
Preparing and managing an operating budget
Ensure the availability of goods in a commercial establishment
Use economic news for business management purposes
Set up and supervise customer service in a quality approach
Look for opportunities to trade with abroad
Manage a product or service marketing project
Adapting to IT technologies
Analyze the characteristics of information systems of various companies for the formulation of IT solutions
Develop conceptual models based on a structured approach
Develop a new computer application project