Joshua Zaporzan | Experiences | Audax Ventures

Experiences

Here are some of the greatest highlights, achievements and business experiences that Joshua has gained valuable knowledge and learning experiences from.

  • Venture Coach, Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship

    • The Venture Coach lends support to current students in vetting ideas, conducting feasibility studies, financial modelling, capital raising, capital structuring, market research and cash flow projections. Student entrepreneurs are also encouraged to meet with the venture coach to bounce ideas off another entrepreneur and discuss the challenges that come with starting a new venture.

  • Manager, Nine Restaurant & Lounge

    • In the spring of 2019, Joshua embraced a new endeavour of strategy and business development, learning, and leadership when he leased a seasonal restaurant at the Clear Lake Golf Course in Riding Mountain National Park. Nine Restaurant & Lounge, a casual lunch and dinner restaurant was born in spring 2019. Joshua remains active as much as possible in the day-to-day operations of Nine and enjoys the opportunity to develop relationships with the local community as well as seasonal and vacation visitors to the area.  

  • Young Associates Board Member

    • ​The Young Associates is a network of young business leaders in Manitoba who support business education within our province. The YA are a not-for-profit group that offers support to the Asper School of Business and professional development, educational, networking and social events to the members.

  • St. Pauls High School Alumni Association Board Member

    • The goal of the St. Paul's High School Alumni Association (SPHSAA) is to help alumni stay connected to St. Paul's and provide a meaningful way for alumni to give back to the school. The St. Paul's High School Alumni Association is administered by a Board of Directors made up of over twenty alumni.

  • Guest Lecturer, MBA Marketing Innovation Class

    • Joshua was asked to speak and to and facilitate a class lecture for a group of MBA students at the University of Manitoba about marketing innovation and communicating new product benefits to consumers. Connections were made to Joshua's experience and thoughts on marketing from his perspective as the CEO of Longball Athletics. 

  • Keynote Speaker for the Junior Achievement Meeting of the Minds event

    • The Company Program is an after-school program created for high school students to start and run their own business. With the help of a student group and volunteer mentors, students will create, manage, and liquidate a business in 18 weeks. The Meeting of the Minds event is the kickoff event to this program. 

  • Founder, MB Longball Open in Support of KidSport

    • It has been a goal of Joshua's for the past few years to run a golf tournament at Clear Lake to give back to the community and ​raise money for an organization he believes in. With the support of Longball, Joshua founded the MB Longball Open in support of KidSport MB. To learn more about the event you can visit the tournaments website here: www.mblongballopen.com 

  • CEO and Co-Owner of Longball Athletics

    • As the newly appointed CEO of Longball, Joshua is tasked with managing all aspects of the company and driving the growth of the brand on an international level. Longball is sold online at www.longball.com, to golf courses at the wholesale level and to companies looking for corporate/team gear.

  • Judge For The Manitoba High School New Venture Championship

    • Was asked to be a judge at the 2018 Manitoba High School New Venture Championship at the University of Manitoba. This role included evaluating a number of business plans a few days prior to the event and then listening to the formal business plan presentations and ask the presenters questions based on their business. 

  • Apex National Business Competition - First Place

    • Represented the Asper School of Business at the Apex National Business Competition in New Brunswick with 4 other students. The team presented their business plan and strategy for a mobile application called MedicHero, an app for Paramedics that digitized their patient care protocols, medical dosage conversions and directions to the nearest hospital. 

  • Manitoba New Venture Business Competition - First Place

    • The same team from the Apex Business Competition (above) competed in the Manitoba New Venture Competition, pitching their same mobile application, MedicHero. 

  • Manitoba Longball Sales Representative 

    • Managed the sales effort for the Manitoba market for a Canadian golf apparel company called Longball. Role includes selling merchandise at the wholesale level to golf courses as well as being a brand ambassador for the company and building relationships with prospective clients.

  • Clear Lake Golf Course Proshop Assistant

    • Worked for 10 summers at the Clear Lake Golf Course, most notably 4 years as the assistant to the Head Golf Professional. Role included helping to manage the daily operations of the Proshop and to provide excellent customer service to the golf course customers.

  • VP Of Marketing For The Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization Manitoba

    • Managed the digital marketing efforts for this student group based out of the Asper School of Business for one year. Role included working with the other executive team members to manage events and help build the entrepreneurship community around the University and the Asper School of Business.

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Joshua Zaporzan

Winnipeg, Manitoba