NVP entrepreneurs sharpen their analysis, planning and management skills throughout the program. Through access to hands-on resources and support from others who have built rewarding careers as entrepreneurs, students develop best practices for developing and running an early-stage company, and practice the skills needed to build a great business. The program includes the following training modules:
Value Creation and Exchange
Validation Through Research
Product and Service Design
- Financial Considerations for the New Venture
Writing Your Business Plan
Pitching Your Business
To be considered for admission to the NVP, applicants must have completed one-half credit in an introduction to business course (or a suitable equivalent with written approval from the admissions committee), and they are required to submit a letter of interest.
This letter should include the following elements:
- Motivations for joining the program
- A brief summary of the business concept
- Description of the current state of the business, based on the following general stages:
- Concept under development
- Initial business plan complete
- Prototype complete
- Initial product complete
- Generating revenue
Candidates may then be chosen to participate in an interview with members of the admissions committee. Successful candidates will then be notified about their admission into the program. Successful applications to the YES In-Course Awards are automatically enrolled into the NVP Program.
Contact Professor Bill McConkey, NVP Academic Director for more information about enrolment in the New Venture Program.
Phone: 416 (208) 4707
Office: Instructional Centre (IC) 264, University of Toronto Scarborough