Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.14
Liaison Don Forster
Submission Date March 30, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Seneca College
IN-24: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Paula Echeveste
Sustainability Supervisor
Facilities
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Seneca HELIX

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

HELIX is dedicated to developing the entrepreneurial mindset. Seneca accomplishes this by providing knowledge, mentorship, sessions, workspace, access to like-minded peer community, and experiential opportunities. HELIX focuses on two important outcomes:

The development and launch of successful, scalable and sustainable, young entrepreneur-led ventures.
Nurturing the entrepreneurial mind set to allow participants to become intrapreneurs and innovate from within companies.

The HELIX space is physically located at Seneca’s Newnham campus but it runs programs at the other Seneca campuses, as well as in the broader Toronto and York Region community. There are no fees to the programs HELIX runs and it does not take any equity from startups.

The two stage HELIX program begins with the INNOVATION Strand, which is a series of entrepreneurial workshops and sector-specific support activities. The next step is the ACCELERATION Strand, providing further opportunity for dedicated enrolment in HELIX incubation activities and mentorship.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Research
Public Engagement
Entrepreneurship

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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