SURGE (Entrepreneurship)


SURGE offers FREE one-on-one mentoring to Mohawk students and alumni who are entrepreneurs. If you are ready to evaluate your business idea or if you need help with a business you have already started then don't hesitate to get in touch with SURGE. Complete our intake form to start the process! Maybe you are just looking for some exposure to entrepreneurship or want to get networking or learning about what it takes to be an entrepreneur.

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Stimulate and foster a culture of entrepreneurship across Mohawk College’s campus while providing students access to start their own sustainable businesses.


  • Support entrepreneurship awareness, education, training experiences, learning opportunities for students.
  • Offer networking and capacity building opportunities through workshops, webinars, events, speakers, mentors and interview subjects.
  • Develop and conduct extracurricular contests and activities (i.e. Pitch competitions, Brainstorming events, Entrepreneurship week, Business model competitions, Start-up weekends).
  • Support and conduct outreach activities (Entrepreneurship courses, Biz Bootcamps and workshops). Prepare and link entrepreneurship to on-campus and off-campus business environments

Support for Student Entrepreneurs

Additional Resources

Entrepreneurship Resources in the Area

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Innovation Factory

A not-for-profit Regional Innovation Centre (RIC) in Hamilton that ignites innovation through community seminars, events and 1-1 mentoring.

Visit Innovation Factory

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The Forge

An accelerator program and physical space based out of the Innovation Factory and managed in partnership with McMaster University, Forge that takes start-ups, and fast tracks them to the point of investment and sales validation.

The Forge at McMaster

An extracurricular program that aims to put these priorities into practice through supporting and developing McMaster students interested in entrepreneurship.

Visit The Forge

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Hamilton Economic Development

Operating as an arm of the Economic Development Division of the City of Hamilton, the Centre provides the information and tools that entrepreneurs need to grow their businesses.

Visit Hamilton Economic Development

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The only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39.

Visit Futurpreneur

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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce

A member led organization supporting the Hamilton business community acting as the definitive “Voice of Hamilton Business.”

Visit Hamilton Chamber of Commerce

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Hamilton HIVE

An umbrella organization for young Hamilton leaders and professionals.

Visit Hamilton HIVE

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A Hamilton incubator-type office sharing space for entrepreneurs, 10years old and younger.

Visit CoMotion

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Software Hamilton

Supporting and connecting the Hamilton technology and start up community.

Visit Software Hamilton



Toronto based MARS works with an extensive network of partners to help entrepreneurs launch and grow the innovative companies that are building our future.

Visit MaRS


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Meet The Team:

Melanie Sodtka  Kevin Browne

Shaun Iles Brad MacDonald

Tara Dinyer Andrea Johnson

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