Instead of hunting for the perfect job, entrepreneurs can control their own careers by launching and growing high-tech companies. Entrepreneurship can be a great career path for ambitious engineers, scientists, and business professionals.

Carleton University’s Technology Innovation Management (TIM) program helps aspiring technology entrepreneurs acquire the right knowledge, know-how, and resources.

The TIM program is a joint initiative of the Faculty of Engineering and Design and the Sprott School of Business. It offers three graduate degrees: a Master of Applied Science, a Master of Engineering, and a Master of Entrepreneurship.

“Our best students leave with a degree in one hand and a new technology business in the other,” says Dr. Steven Muegge, an associate professor of the program.
TIM is designed around the practical needs of time-constrained professionals. For example, all TIM courses take place in the evening.

“TIM is the hub of an entrepreneurial ecosystem with many complementary parts,” says Dr. Muegge. Lead To Win ( which provides space, mentorship, and support to technology startups with high growth potential. It was ranked as one of the top 10 university business incubators in North America. The Technology Innovation Management Review ( is a peer-reviewed open-access journal with global readership. The Global Cybersecurity Resource ( is a lead project located off-campus at Bayview Yards (, Ottawa’s innovation hub. “Our best students get involved throughout the TIM ecosystem,” he says.

Admission requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, or science, and at least two years of technical work experience.

Three Stories of Entrepreneurs from the TIM Program

Ewan Reid

Founder & CEO, Mission Control Space Services

Ewan Reid is an experienced engineer who worked previously on the NASA Space Shuttle program and designed rover prototypes for the Canadian Space Agency.

Patrick Millward and Colin A. Pritchard

Co-founder & CEO and Co-founder & COO, Interactive Studios

Interactive Studios is revolutionizing the visitor experience in shopping malls, hospitals, and other campuses with interactive digital kiosks for visitors and cutting-edge analytics for facility owners.

Jade Phan

Co-founder & CEO, Transcend Cards

Transcend Cards is an e-commerce platform that sells trading cards and related products to customers on five continents.