When people think about business, they often think about profit, sales and the bottom dollar. For 67 business students at Royal Roads University participating in the annual Venture Challenge, this business savvy was put to good use, raising $28,930 for local charities.
The Venture Challenge involved Bachelor of Commerce students breaking into teams with an $1 per student investment as start-up capital. Each team then applied their investments to a small business idea for five weeks. Proceeds from the students’ challenge businesses went to charities of their choice—including the B.C. Children’s Hospital, the David Foster Foundation, The Mustard Seed Food Bank, KidSport, Make a Wish Foundation, The Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Hero Fund, The Queen Alexandria Foundation for Children, The Vancouver Island Marmot Recovery Foundation, and Big Brothers and Sisters of Victoria. The most successful small challenge money-makers included a drop-in Yogathon and a choir concert . . . → Read More: Student Special: Royal Roads Students Get More Bang for Their Charitable Bucks