Student Services

The Innovation Centre: StudentsThe core service of the StFX Extension Innovation and Enterprise Centre advisory services for students is idea generation and evaluation. Knowing how to generate and evaluate ideas will support the development of new products, businesses, and social enterprises. Our business counsellors have undertaken extensive training and have real life experience operating small businesses. Our business counselling service is offered at no charge to students and budding young entrepreneurs attending StFX University, local high schools, and Nova Scotia Community Colleges (NSCC) campuses located within Northeastern Nova Scotia. We provide assistance in developing new ideas for products and services, connecting you with the appropriate resources for taking your idea further, conducting preliminary feasibility studies, developing pricing and product strategies, assessing your business management skill level and training needs, preparing market research and a business plan, and business start-up.


To make an appointment to meet with the Centre staff, please contact us.

A Snapshot of Programs and Services for Students

Business Advice/Counselling/Mentorship

Business/Entrepreneurship Skills training

Business and Innovation Competitions

Co-op Placement – Student Internship

Financial Literacy for Students

Idea Generation and Evaluation Sessions

Leadership Training – Certificate

Networking Events – Students and Business Owners

“Pitch” Presentation Workshops

StartUp Weekends (attending and/or delivering)

Summer Camps – Innovation, Leadership, New Ventures

Team Building Sessions

Time Management Workshops

Working with Junior Achievement