The Program

2017 Fall Program 

The Cultiv8 program is full of opportunities and methodology in innovation to validate your ideas, gain skills in business model development, and learn more about innovation and entrepreneurship. Attendance is voluntary (unless required by specific courses) and drop-ins at any stage are encouraged. Events are held on the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus unless otherwise stated, are open for all students, faculty, and community members are welcome. Check the Cultiv8 calendar for specific event details. 





Cultiv8 in the Class

Cultiv8 will be stopping by classrooms to get students excited about taking part and introducing the Innovation Canvas competition!

11-18 Sep


Cultiv8 Open House

Welcome back party! Stop by to see our space, meet the group, and get a rundown of this semesters plan.


4 - 6 pm, Cultiv8

Innovate Ag

Become an Ag Innovator! Join Cultiv8 as we kick off our program by applying creativity and innovation to solve some of industry’s biggest challenges. You will meet industry reps, tackle problems, and find a team to enter the Innovate Ag competition.  


4 - 8 pm, Riverview Room

Cultiv8 Talks

Come check out our monthly speaker series where we will have a guest presenter talk about their experience in innovation and entrepreneurship!


12 – 1 pm

Cultiv8 Club

Pick your problem, your team, and sign up to win cash at the Innovate Ag competition. We will go through the program plan, competition requirements, and get you started on the road to Cultiv8ing your dreams!


4 – 5 pm, TBA

Cultiv8 Club- Slide and Video Training

Learn how to make the best possible Slide deck and video pitch! We will teach you the tricks of the trade for how to visually display your ideas in an effective and exciting way. Also, learn about the GCSG, and your chance to take part! Last chance to register your team for Innovate Ag!


4 – 5 pm, TBA

Who’s Your Farmer Food Truck Rally

Do you love food trucks and supporting local entrepreneurs? Than you are going to love this event! There will be 15 different food trucks, music, and tons of entrepreneurial spirit at our annual Food Truck Rally!


4 – 8 pm

MacRae Library parking lot 

Cultiv8 Club

This session we will give each other feedback on our proposed solutions. Bring your prototypes for feedback!


4 – 5 pm, TBA

Pitch Training

Stop by and learn how to communicate your ideas to a crowd! Our expert will give you tips on nailing that pitch!


4 – 5 pm, TBA

Cultiv8 Talks

Come check out our monthly speaker series where we will have a guest presenter talk about their experience in innovation and entrepreneurship!


12 – 1 pm

Pitch Practice

Happy Halloween! Join us for a candy filled Cultiv8 Club at The BARN! We will go over what we learnt at Pitch Training, how to implement it, and practice our pitches for the upcoming competition.


5 - 8 pm, The BARN

Fall Study Break

See you in a week! Enjoy your break!

6-10 Nov


Slides due

Make sure to submit your slide deck on Brightspace!


11:59 pm

Innovate Ag Competition

Come celebrate Global Eentrepreneurship Wweek with Cultiv8, and hear our fantastic students Pitch their innovative solutions to industry problems! Students have the chance to win cash prizes for the most innovative idea!


5 - 8 pm, Riverview Room

Cultiv8 Club- Canvas Intro

Now that you have a solution it’s time to really understand if it’s a viable idea. We will go over the Business Model Canvas and teach you how to use this essential tool to really understand your problem, solution, and potential customers. Also, learn how to compete in the CBMC on a national stage.


4 – 5 pm, TBA

Innovation Canvas Due

Make sure to submit your Innovation Canvas to Brightspace!


11:59 pm

Christmas party

Join Cultiv8 for our end of the semester bash! Good food, good fun, and prizes! We will celebrate a successful semester!


4 - 8 pm, Riverview Room