ventureLAB’s mission is to help innovative entrepreneurs get further faster.

Work with us and contribute to the success of over 400 entrepreneurs a year. 

We thrive off team work, creative brainstorming, innovative ideas and collaborative-all-hands-in-roll-up-your-sleeves-lets-get-it-done-kind-of-work.

We work hard here but we play hard and we’re looking for a fantastic summer intern to join our awesome team.

Think you fit the job profile below? Great! We look forward to hearing from you. 

Tasks & Responsibilities:

As the Youth Entrepreneurship Resource Service, you will work with the ventureLAB team and partners, to produce programs, initiatives and events for entrepreneurs in York Region.

Specifically, your role will work with the Venture Service team to curate educational content, events, programs, and services available to early stage entrepreneurs in all industry sectors.

As the Youth Entrepreneurship Resource, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a wide range of professionals, across many public and private sector organizations, especially private companies with a focus on Information Communications Technology sector. Through ventureLAB’s location in IBM Canada’s Innovation Space at Markham Convergence Centre, you’ll be exposed to a wide range of globally disruptive knowledge and high technology infrastructure.

Supervision and Mentoring Plan:

Direct daily supervision will be provided by the VP, Venture Services, who will guide the Summer Intern though ventureLAB’s existing education and resource information, and supervise their efforts at polling local youth entrepreneurs to understand their needs, prior to aggregating a directory that staff, advisors and partners can use to support these entrepreneurs.

What does your day to day look like?

You’ll work closely with your manager, the VP, Venture Services, who will involve you in a range of projects aimed at supporting entrepreneurship including:

  • Interviewing and engaging in local youth entrepreneurs to understand their needs
  • Comb through archived data to assist in updating the ventureLAB CRM system
  • Assist in the execution of business education programs aimed at helping entrepreneurs, such as workshops, info sessions and seminars
  • Work with the Venture Services and Culture and Experience team on entrepreneur on-boarding programs for orienting new entrepreneurs, including data entry and management

This job is for you if you are/have:

  • Eligible for the Summer Student Job Program
  • A student, returning back to school in September
  • An interest in entrepreneurship and start-ups
  • Focusing your studies on Marketing, Communications, Events or Business
  • A passion for being part of an exciting team looking to make a difference in their work

Summer Student Job Program Criteria:

Applicant is:

  1. between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  2. was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;
  3. intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;
  4. is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program;
  5. is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act* and;
  6. is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations

How to apply:

Send your resume and short paragraph on why you think you’re right for this job to, Rachel Azagury, Vice President, Culture and Experience at razagury@venturelab.ca by Friday, May 12, 2017.

Hourly rate: $16/hour. Expected hours: 30/week.

ventureLAB is where talented entrepreneurs bring their innovations to market and is a partner in StartUp HERE Toronto.