Entrepreneurial thinking is being creative in finding innovative solutions. It involves taking initiative, exchanging knowledge across disciplines, being resourceful and learning from experience.

How We Can Help

The Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking is an interdisciplinary nucleus for activities that will support entrepreneurial student experiences, enable faculty to lead in innovation and expand a growing community of entrepreneurial and innovative thinkers.

 

The Hunter Hub focuses on four core activities:

 

Programming & Events

Join us for a series of unique and experiential workshops, seminars, and programs we host for students and faculty. These sessions promote a culture of innovation, commercialization and positive social and economic impact. 

Access to Funds

To accelerate good ideas, we showcase funding opportunities that fuel their innovation and entrepreneurship. We also help student organizations access funding sources for activities that embody entrepreneurial thinking.

Cultivating a Network

As the hub for entrepreneurial thinking on campus, we connect people with resources, information, mentors, industry contacts, and each other — across campus, Calgary and beyond.
 

Creative Collisions

Our campus location includes our Collision Space — a 2,500 sq. ft., multi-use venue where people can meet, participate and interact. Our space can be booked and is available to the university and local entrepreneurial community, free of charge.


Our Team

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Keri Damen

Executive Director

keri.damen@ucalgary.ca

In her role as the Executive Director of the Hunter Hub, Keri Damen leads new initiatives and builds synergies in innovation across the campus, classroom and greater community environments. Keri has an extensive background in entrepreneurship education, venture creation, and building highly-networked organizations within the entrepreneurship and innovation space..

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Dr. Alice de Koning

Dr. Alice de Koning

Academic Director 

(403) 220-2979

alice.dekoning@ucalgary.ca

Alice enhances the academic direction of the university’s commitment to entrepreneurial thinking by overseeing academic curriculum development and enriching the breadth and depth of entrepreneurial programming at the University of Calgary. 

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Elisa Park

Elisa Park

Health Innovation Program (HIP) Manager 

(403) 210-7288

parke@ucalgary.ca

Elisa provides support in identifying and implementing health innovation-related activities. She provides strategic oversight for the development of entrepreneurial activities, events and partnerships related to health innovation and entrepreneurship. 

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Kevan Coyle

Program and Community Development Specialist

(403) 830-7604

kevan.coyle@haskayne.ucalgary.ca

Kevan develops and delivers student engagement initiatives that help students develop entrepreneurial mindsets. He inspires learners to explore emerging opportunities, expand their entrepreneurial skills, and envision new possibilities for the future.

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Marielle Voksepp

Advisor

marielle.voksepp@ucalgary.ca

Marielle advises the Hunter Hub on program design and development. She is an experienced leader, operator, and educator whose work with entrepreneurs spans more than 10 years. 

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