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Graduate Advanced Training & Entrepreneurship Centre (GATE)

GATE aims to build and support a robust student culture of entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Regina through:

  • Career readiness and professional development for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars;
  • Partnership with industry, non-profit and community organizations; and
  • Acceleration of student and faculty-driven research commercialization, start-ups and social R&D ventures in Saskatchewan and the Prairies.

Connect with us if any of the following describes you:

  • Students interested in exploring an entrepreneurial venture;
  • Faculty member interested in working with graduate students on an innovative project; or
  • Industry, non-profit or community organizations involved in the innovation ecosystem.

Startup 101 Bootcamp


  • EcoFlex+ presented by Aaron Gerein, Samuel Oyedemi and Dr. Denise Stilling
    • Making trusted alternatives to single-use plastics

2nd Place:

  • Aureus Pharmaceuticals presented by Joshua Adams and Colin Rieger 
    • Developing new solutions to combat antibiotic resistance

3rd Place:

  • Health Link Direct presented by Trevor Tessier 
    • Creating an AI tool to better understand illnesses

Startup 101 Bootcamp was delivered in three parts. This program introduced U of R students, postdocs and faculty to the world of entrepreneurship and startups, while bringing the Saskatchewan ecosystem into the University. The first two sessions involved panel sessions with Q&As as well as interactive and entertaining group learning sessions. The final part was a pitch competition with cash prizes and mentorship was provided along the way from Startup TNT.

If you are interested in entrepreneurship, innovation or startups, this program is for you!

If you missed out on the 2023-24 Startup Bootcamp, watch for the next session being held in 2024-25.
2024 gate bootcamp pitch finale winners


In partnership with:

Startup TNT




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