StFX Gerald Schwartz School of Business student Inka Mittler is the first recipient of the Social Entrepreneurship Fund. A collaboration with the StFX Discover Box and the Gerald Schwartz School of Business, this newly established fund supports burgeoning social entrepreneurial students who need modest start-up funds to bring their business plans to life.
Initiated by StFX alumnus and entrepreneur Alex Dorward, along with support from several Xaverian alumni and friends of StFX, the Social Entrepreneurship Fund provides the winning initiative with $5,000 in financial support, plus mentorship from the StFX DiscoverBox, Gerald Schwartz School of Business faculty, and/or Xaverian entrepreneurs.
StFX Discover Box and the Gerald Schwartz School of Business, supported by the StFX Advancement Office, held a fireside chat for students on February 2nd. Student entrepreneurs, Hunter Park and Kali Beaton, hosted the event. Coady Institute’s Emilie Chiasson spoke with Mr. Dorward about his experience as an entrepreneur, being the owner/CEO of Ascribe Marketing Inc., and the co-counder/co-CEO of Bunking. During the fireside chat, Ms. Mittler was announced as the inaugural award winner and she spoke about her innovative project to recycle waste from 3-D printing.
To support next year’s Social Entrepreneurship Fund, visit: www.alumni.stfx.ca/socialentrepreneurshipfund