The eHUB Mission

Entrepreneurship @ UAlberta provides education, support and extensive mentorship for the University of Alberta students to help them become entrepreneurial thinkers. We along with our partners, mentors, faculty and students support students in their quest to find solutions to problems in their communities, workspaces and organizations. We along with our partners champion our students to become agents of change and implement ideas that create value.

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Our Objectives


Our entrepreneurship classes are focused on educating tomorrow’s entrepreneurial leaders. Our classroom sessions are run by world-renowned research faculty in the area of entrepreneurship and innovation.


Entrepreneurship @ UAlberta is about supporting student entrepreneurs. When students seek help from eHUB, there is no equity expectation or a desire to sit on the board of directors. We are here to serve and champion the entrepreneurial goals of our students.


On Campus – We work very closely with Deans, department chairs, faculty members and student groups to offer a holistic support network for our eHUB students. Off Campus – We have strong collaborative networks with industry, research facilities, government organizations and local groups to offer student continued support outside the University.


University of Alberta has long been a champion of innovation and entrepreneurship. Our goal is to bring visibility to entrepreneurial activities of our students and to help socialize their ideas.

eHUB Co-Founders

Dr. Michael Lounsbury

“Entrepreneurship@UAlberta will accelerate innovation at the University of Alberta and the Province by helping to commercialize entrepreneurial ventures on campus and by connecting the University to the industry”  – Michael Lounsbury

Dr. Michael Lounsbury is a co-founder of Entrepreneurship @ UAlberta and eHUB. Dr. Lounsbury’s illustrious professional career started at Kellogg’s Graduate School of Management, followed by scholarly work at Oxford University, London School of Economics and Cornell University. At the University of Alberta, Dr. Lounsbury is Associate Dean of Research, Canada Research Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Academic Director of the Technology Commercialization Centre, and oversees Innovation and Entrepreneurship educational programs.

Dr. Lounsbury’s vision for Entrepreneurship@UAlberta and eHUB is to bring all the external and internal initiatives aimed at promoting entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Alberta together and align their efforts to promote a vibrant community of students across all faculties and engage them in transforming their ideas into new ventures.


Dr. Anthony Briggs, Executive Director

“Our recent economic impact study showed that 70,158 ongoing organizations have been founded by U of A alumni.  eHUB will bring together leading student entrepreneurs, from all faculties, with our alumni and partners to catalyze big ideas and build important new organizations.”  – Tony Briggs

Dr. Anthony Briggs is a co-founder of the Entrepreneurship @UAlberta and eHUB program. He is an Assistant Professor in Strategic Management and Organization at the Alberta School of Business and the lead author (with Dr. Jennifer Jennings) of the report “Uplifting the Whole People: The Impact of University of Alberta Alumni through Innovation and Entrepreneurship.” An alumnus of the University of Alberta (BSc. Hons), Dr. Briggs’ academic studies of technological entrepreneurship includes degrees from the University of British Columbia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston University. He has worked with leading innovators in Canada and the US, as a licensing officer at Harvard Medical School, and has consulted with numerous US Small Business Innovation Research grant companies on patent licensing and technology strategy.

Dr. Briggs believes that the Entrepreneurship @UAlberta initiative brings together the ambitious and innovative student talent on campus with the tremendous entrepreneurial resources of the U of A and its partners.



Ryan Seeras


Ryan is an enthusiastic learner, innovator, and passion seeker who has experience in supporting startup growth and development, business operations, capacity building, and marketing. After a few successes and failures with his own startup ventures, he realized that he really enjoys working with and learning from entrepreneurs who are in the startup, early, and growth states of their businesses.

Likewise, he is passionate about helping his fellow entrepreneurs at the UofA get a head start on their entrepreneurial journey and he is privileged enough to be doing just that at eHUB. More specifically, he works towards identifying the varying needs that student entrepreneurs have (e.g., mentorship and funding) and connects them with the array of services that eHUB provides.


Stephania (Steph) Carbonio Ruiz

Steph is an aspiring Industrial Designer studying at the University of Alberta. After completing a diploma in Interior Design back in 2013 in Mexico she learned she was passionate about having the opportunity to influence people’s lives and emotions through small, but significant details.
Steph naturally levitates towards the aesthetics found in interior spaces, and finds inspiration in everyday objects such as: furniture, textures, patterns and people’s interactions. As an ID’er in the making she has found she’s most interested in focusing her work around designing meaningful experiences and solutions alongside people from different disciplines.
When she’s not at school, she is either product sketching, reading or drinking probably-unhealthy-amounts-of coffee.

RURAL eHUB Peer Consultants

Jen Liu

Jen Liu, MBA Candidate

eHUB Peer Consultant

Being from one of the best tech hubs in Canada, Halifax, Jen always has her heart in entrepreneurship. In the past a few years, she had delivered several tech start-up programs in an early-stage venture capital firm and served as an IT Project Manager at a Fortune 100 company.

Jen is currently completing her MBA in Finance at University of Alberta. At eHUB, she acts as a Consultant to faciliate student entrepreneurs to turn ideas into reality.

As an advocate for women in tech, she runs Canada Learning Code – Halifax Chapter in her spare time. As much as she love to stay active, she’d not give up her sweet tooth.


Kike Mosuro, MBA Candidate

eHUB Peer Consultant

Kike Mosuro is an MBA student specializing in Finance at the University of Alberta. She completed her Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Windsor and has worked with a variety of individuals in the banking, utility and not for profit sector.

Kike currently works as a Peer Consultant with eHUB. Her role involves assisting entrepreneurs in rural communities and getting them on board with some of the programs we offer.

Kike considers herself an extrovert. She enjoys meeting and learning from others. During her spare time, she is either listening to  revisionist history podcasts by Malcolm Gladwell  or binge watching Netflix




Céline Gareau-Brennan, MBA, MLIS, BA

Librarian and Information Professional

Who am I?

I am an alumni from the University of Alberta’s combined MBA and MLIS (Master in Library and Information Studies) program. Prior to working and studying in libraries, my professional and educational background was in Theatre. Currently, I am a Customer Experience Librarian at Edmonton Public Library, which has instigated my interest in applying User Experience and Design Thinking concepts to libraries.


How I can help?

As a librarian and information professional, who also has a business & theatre background, I can help you with information literacy and management.  This means I can help you with:

  • Smart and fast ways to find resources to back up your business ideas
  • Techniques to critically evaluate resources
  • Data collection and organization methods for your business
  • Records and data management planning for your business
  • General writing and organizing of your business plans
  • General research help

When am I available and how can you contact me?

Starting the week of February 12th 2018 I am available most TuesdayWednesday, & Thursday evenings after 4:30pm and weekends during the day.  Please email me at to book a meeting.


Rachelle Lenihan

Rachelle Lenihan


Rachelle is a passionate visual communication designer, currently completing her Bachelor of Design in the business/marketing route at the University of Alberta. She is also the Vice Director of the Student Design association, a student group which facilitates relationships with design students as well as with potential employers and other student groups.

Despite enjoying solitary activities such as book-binding, collecting sketchbooks, and making patterns in Illustrator, Rachelle enjoys brainstorming and collaborating with others to develop strong ideas to put forward into the world.

How I can help?

  • Website Creation
  • Graphic Design (business cards, logos, etc.)

When am I available and how can you contact me?

Please email me at for rates and to book a meeting.



Joseph Doucet     –     Stanley A Milner Professor and Dean

Alberta School of Business

“Imagine the outcome of the brightest young minds – students in the arts, business, computing, engineering, medicine, the sciences, alumni and more – together in one room – sharing their entrepreneurial energy!”