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Commerce students compete in Online Venture Challenge

February 6, 2019
By: 
Lisa Weighton

It’s not your average assignment: nurture a business from idea to reality in only 30 days.

That’s the task for three teams of Royal Roads Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management students. They’re competing in the Online Venture Challenge (OVC), refining their entrepreneurial skills by creating a real business to solve a real problem.

Products on offer include wooden watches, stickers that support homeless veterans and bamboo toothbrushes. All profits raised are donated to charity.

“Looking at the kinds of things that students choose to sell I can see that our Environmental, Corporate and Social Responsibility course really clicks with today’s commerce students and their proto customers,” says School of Business Assoc. Prof. Geoff Archer. “Each product attempts to meet a social or environmental need and that’s really exciting.”

The five online stores will be open until Feb. 26:

Woodface

Homeless Heros

Bare Bamboo Projects