Students in tech e@sfu gain access to a wealth of resources to help them commercialize new products.
Product Design Studio
The Product Design Studio is a facility where students will meet to network, brainstorm, design, and learn to launch their new and innovative products. The studio will have meeting and working areas, computer and AV facilities, CAD software, a rapid prototype machine and other equipment.
Students will have access to state-of-the-art machining and prototyping facilities, including a 3D printer to produce functional prototypes of their designs.
Mentoring and access to networks is critical to new entrepreneurs and anyone trying to excel in their field, and this initiative provides expert leadership and guidance. Teams will have access to experienced business mentors not available in traditional class settings. These mentors will provide support to project teams with business-specific experiences to help the student entrepreneurs to establish direction with their projects.
Each successful candidate to the tech e@sfu program receives a monetary award to assist with their venture expenses.
At critical stages in the program, the student teams will also have the opportunity to pitch for feedback and additional funding, based on their business and technological progress and potential.