The Power Up Program
Why Power Up?
- Work While You Network
- While you work on your venture, you’ll build your networking skills by engaging with your mentors and industry experts.
- 1:1 Mentorship
- You will be matched with entrepreneurial and industry mentors and coaches.
- Unlock Professional Development Resources
- You can access a series of entrepreneurial training resources designed to help you work on your innovative project and feel prepared for your journey into entrepreneurship.
- Once you develop your MVP and graduate from Power Up, we’ll invite you to participate in our Supercharge program.
How it Works
- Full-time or part-time student enrolled at Toronto Metropolitan University
- Able to attend in-person events in Toronto, ON
- Are legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with the relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations
International students are eligible and encouraged to apply.
We offer free access to our co-working office and workspace, equipped with wi-fi, and coffee & tea in the heart of downtown Toronto.
Programming will be in-person at the Centre for Urban Innovation, 44 Gerrard St E, Toronto.
Yes, you can still apply! Students without ideas can participate in the program. These students will either be given a project idea or added to a team that would benefit from their skillset.
Bofa Udisi is a sustainability professional with over seven years in the energy and environment industry. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Energy and Petroleum Studies from Novena University in Nigeria and graduate certificates in Energy Management and Environmental Project Management from Seneca College in Toronto. In 2020, he graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Master of Environment and Business degree. He is a Ph.D. student in the Building Science program at Toronto Metropolitan University (Formerly Ryerson), researching whole life carbon in the built environment.
Bofa's work experience is primarily in the built environment, working in the private and public sectors in roles that involve structural and environmental assessment of building structures, HVAC engineering design and sales, and facilities management. He is a Program Manager in the Smart Buildings and Energy Management Unit, Facilities Management division at Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC).
There are 3 members at the core of the group, all are pursuing their Master of Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Toronto Metropolitan University.
Elham Shams Zadeh Amiri is an innovative technical thinker who has an Architecture background and has worked in environmental sustainability and architectural teaching with knowledge in traditional structures.
Mohammad Rezaei Mirghaed is an energy systems engineer who is an expert in renewable energy technologies, especially wind and solar, with a Ph.D. in energy systems engineering. He is a specialist designer.
Karan Singh has a mechanical engineering background, renewable energy practical experiences, and business consultation competence. With experience in tech sales at world-class organizations, Karan is the commercialization lead for Breeze Glory.
Toronto Metropolitan University is committed to providing an accessible learning environment. Please contact us if we need to make any accessibility accommodations to ensure your inclusion in this program.
If you have any questions about this program, please contact:
Dr. Bala Venkatesh
Director, Clean Energy Zone
Toronto Metropolitan University