ACE-IT (Internet & Technology)
The ACE-IT Program, adapted from the Aboriginal Canadian Entrepreneur (ACE) Program and delivered by the University of Victoria Gustavson School of Business (UVicGSB), is designed with a strong focus on balancing cutting-edge concepts with practical, experiential learning to explore entrepreneurship in a meaningful and culturally appropriate way.
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The primary goal of the ACE-IT program is increasing the number of Indigenous-owned businesses that will tap into local economic opportunities and provide sustainable employment for community members.
Program content is structured around 6 integrated courses, each providing modules that are 5 days in length, as well as an introduction and wrap-up days, for a total of 32 learning days. Each module will consist of instruction and coaching, where participants will focus on applying their new knowledge to their venture.
The program content will be delivered face to face in the Kelowna area by a team of professors from UVicGSB and industry-leading experts in social media, marketing, website development and e-commerce.
Introduction to Opportunity Selection and Entrepreneurship
Social Media Tools And Metrics
Key Principles Behind Successful Internet Business Websites
Internet Marketing; Driving Traffic To Your Site
Website Development Tools And Orientation
Business Model Testing