May 05, 2020

UofCanada’s 1st Annual Entrepreneurship Challenge

UofCanada is launching its first annual entrepreneurship competition, called Z-Dare Challenge.

This entrepreneurship challenge is for Generation Z – high school students aged from 14 to 18. A new theme will be given each year to help students come up with innovative solutions that address and tackle pressing societal issues taking place in their country.


This year, the entire competition is virtual, and the theme is COPE-19 (Community Of Positive Entrepreneurs). It encourages high school students to come up with business ideas to make the most out of the current situation.


COVID-19 has affected the collective psychological and mental well-being of the world. To cope with the situation, we give students the opportunity to make an impact on their surroundings and nudge boundaries. This challenge dares high school students to innovate and come up with a business idea that can tackle the issues that have impacted them or society in general.


The deadline for registration is May 15th, and the winner will be announced on June 26th.


Z-Dare Challenge 2020 rules:

  • The team is 1-2 members only
  • The age is between 14 to 18
  • Students need to be currently enrolled in a school
  • The team can be from different schools

    Z-Dare Challenge 2020 prizes:

    • 1st place Winner: Participation in Ryerson – DMZ Virtual Basecamp in Toronto (The DMZ is Canada’s top university business incubator) + a scholarship of 2000 CAD/year at UofCanada + an Apple product
    • 2nd place Winner: Scholarship of 1000 CAD/year at UofCanada + an Apple product
    • 3rd place Winner: An Apple product


    For more information about the prizes, rules, and mechanism, watch the following video.


    To register, fill the following form before May 15th, 2020.

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