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RBC increases their investment in entrepreneurship at MHC

November 22, 2017
RBC is increasing its commitment to youth entrepreneurship by donating $47,500 to Medicine Hat College’s (MHC) Entrepreneur Development Centre (EDC).

The funds will go towards growing and sustaining current activities including the Start-up Company Seminar Series and the Student Start-up Company Pitch Competition.

Tracy Stroud, manager of business development, explains that the college is thankful for RBC’s long-standing support of the entrepreneurial activities happening on campus.

“RBC recognizes the potential that youth entrepreneurship has in growing our economy, and we are excited to continue to partner with them. They have, and will, continue to support activities like the start-up seminars, which are geared at not only improving financial and small business literacy, but also marketing and HR matters. This year they will also take on a lead role with our annual pitch competition.”

The pitch competition is a public event that allows students and recent alumni to present their business ideas to a panel of judges. Each individual or group has ten minutes to share their idea, make an ask, and respond to questions. At the end of the competition, participants will learn if their business venture will receive funding. This initiative is one that aligns closely with RBC’s current priorities.

“In 2017, we made a 10-year, $500-million commitment to unlock the potential of youth,” says Mark Brown, regional vice president with RBC in southern Alberta. “Through this commitment, and our partnership with Medicine Hat College and programs just like this, we aim to empower young Canadians to embrace a mindset of innovation and entrepreneurship with the goal of dreaming big, designing new solutions and creating a lasting impact in our economic landscape.”

RBC is committed to supporting a wide-range of educational programs for young adults that help build a more employable, knowledgeable workforce. For more information on their initiatives visit

If you are interested in learning more about the programs available through the EDC, or would like to partner on an upcoming project visit