Indigenous Entrepreneurship Training Program

Four inidigenous entrepreneurs

What is it?

The Indigenous Entrepreneurship Training (INDENT) program works with Indigenous students nationwide to help startup ventures and encourage young entrepreneurs to make a difference.

INDENT is a Work Integrated Learning project that is developing a new model of indigenous entrepreneurial learning. These WIL opportunities will be tailored to meet the needs of Indigenous youth and their communities, while also training host organizations to provide meaningful workplace innovation opportunities for Indigenous youth.

Meet your mentors

Jacob Crane

Program Manager

Jacob Crane

Brendan Wylie-Toal


Brendan Wylie-Toal

Our Supporters

With the support of the Business and Higher Education Roundtable and the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation, we will pilot these WIL opportunities within host organizations that include Indigenous-led businesses and businesses that operate within Indigenous communities across the country.

The curriculum and training delivered during the pilot will be a modification of the WIL opportunities that are currently being offered by GreenHouse, a nationally recognized social innovation and entrepreneurship community for University of Waterloo students at  St. Paul's.