The Path: Not just for business students!

Did you know that The Path at Acadia can provide funding and support to help transform your idea into a business? Many business students may already know of The Path from the courses they have taken in entrepreneurship, such as Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Venture Creation, and Venture. In those courses, students become members of The Path and receive guidance to develop and pitch their idea, along with funding of $1000 per student to transform their idea into reality. However, it is commonly mistaken that you NEED to be a business student enrolled in those courses to participate in The Path.  


This is not the case! The Path welcomes all students within the Maple League of Universities (consisting of Acadia University, Bishop’s University, Mount Allison University, and St. Francis Xavier University) to join its program and receive support to make their idea a success.  


After you enroll in an entrepreneurship course or sign up with The Path through their website, they will place you in one of three tiers and begin the onboarding process. You will work with them through each tier and learn how to develop your business model, perform customer testing, develop your solution, and finally launch your solution. The Path can connect members to mentors specific to their idea or business to help them take their idea to the next level. The Path provides free access to the LeanStack continuous innovation platform that provides workshops, tools, and coaching. 


The deadline for registering as a member of The Path for this semester is January 18th and the last day to sign up on the website is January 22nd. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Alex at [email protected] or visit