The ACE Project Space is an interactive work space where students, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and/or community organizations come together to bring unique ideas to life using cutting-edge technology.
Benefits to Students
The Business Information Technology (BIT) and Business Technology Management (BTM) students of the Applied Computer Education (ACE) department at Red River College (RRC) utilize the ACE Project Space to enhance their problem solving and technical skills by working on quality projects that will have a positive impact within our community.
BIT and BTM students work in teams using the latest technologies to create real, innovative, and meaningful projects that they can later showcase to future employers.
Benefits to Community Partners and Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIR)
Community partners and entrepreneurs get the chance to work with BIT and BTM students to turn their product ideas into reality.
The ACE Project Space wants to help entrepreneurs (at the early stages of their business development) and community partners reach their goals and have long-term success by working together, sharing experiences, and experimenting with new ideas. Community partners and entrepreneurs can also get advice on business decisions and discuss success strategies.
The ACE Project Space is a safe environment for entrepreneurs, industry leaders, community organizations, and students to work together and have a chance to make a difference in their community.
How do I get involved?
Entrepreneurs and community organizations that are the best fit for the ACE Project Space require a technology-related solution, product, or prototype. This can include analysis, design, and/or creation of a software application, a website or database, or a mobile app.
We want to ensure that each project matches the skills of the students as much as possible. Students who will be working on projects at the ACE Project Space will be using Agile Project Management, so entrepreneurs familiar with Agile would be a good fit (but is not required). Entrepreneurs must be willing to mentor students and encourage them to pursue their own ideas and to become future entrepreneurs.
Organizations/Entrepreneurs wanting to be a part of the ACE Project Space should contact the ACE Department at 204-949-8495 for more information.