Vision, Mission and Values

  • Vision – Entrepreneurship at the University of Guelph
  • Mission – Providing transformational learning experiences through entrepreneurial thinking
  • Values – Entrepreneurial thinking, community and citizenship

What We Do

Social Entrepreneurship.

We look for innovative and sustainable solutions to economic, social and environmental problems. It is through this mission that we empower a new generation of business leaders committed to community engagement and a sustainable future. We instill in our students a sense of social responsibility and leadership, character-building values that help develop citizenship.

Real Students, Real Projects, Real Impact.

We enable and encourage collaboration. Students work in interdisciplinary teams with real world businesses of all sizes across all sectors to solve industry issues. It’s what we like to call experiential learning. It’s fluid, it’s volatile and it’s real.

Community Outreach.

Community partners include for-profit, not-for-profit, NGO, government, cooperative and charitable organizations. Engage with tomorrow’s leaders, gather unique insights and contribute to a dynamic learning environment.

Our History


CBaSE launches the University of Guelph's first incubator program, the Hub. The Hub galvanizes ideas and helps develop them into high potential opportunities. The program is available to University of Guelph students and alumni working on innovative projects.


CBaSE moves into a brand new space in the University of Guelph's Business Innovation Zone to help manage growth and hires a Marketing and Communications Manager. CBaSE is able to offer more services and bring entrepreneurial support and resources to more UofG students.


In one year, CBaSE grows impressively from 6 clients and 19 students a semester to 16 clients and 52 students a semester.


Director Melanie Lang expands CBaSE and brings on Emily Bremner to help increase the reach of the program.


The Centre for Business and Student Enterprise (CBaSE) is founded.