Get started on your own venture
The goal of this stream is to get you out of the classroom and into real-world customer discovery. Beyond the technical skills, you will work on the practical, hands-on learnings around what it takes to actually start a scalable company or enterprise.
You will gain the technical and business experience in a new venture creation. In place of two technical electives, you will take courses from the School of Business Administration.
This stream is perfect for you if you're interested in starting your own for-profit business or social enterprise. Whether you have an idea already, or want to work through an idea during your time at Dal, this program will equip you with the tools to make it happen.
A supportive environment
For support, in addition to the MACS program advisors from both the Faculty of Computer Science and the Rowe School of Business, ShiftKey Labs - our innovation playground - will provide you with space, extra resources and advice to help you through this venture.
A vibrant local network
Startups are a critical component to the strength of local economies and our alumni are doing their part. There are many support networks in place to attract, retain, and assist entrepreneurs in Halifax and Nova Scotia.
Local startups founded by our alumni
Startups are a critical component to the strength of local economies and our alumni are doing their part. Alumni from the Faculty of Computer Science have founded a diverse set of businesses that are contributing to our economy.