Cape Breton University’s UIT Startup Immersion was founded in 2014 by Gavin Uhma (GoInstant/Salesforce). UIT is a unique combination of technology and entrepreneurship training that prepares students for a career in the tech sector — either by joining a company or launching one of their own!

Program Roadmap

Personal Portfolio

  • HTML and CSS
  • Responsive Design
  • Setting up a Domain Name
  • Deploying to a Cloud-based Server


  • Startup Methodology & Culture
  • Ideation, Problems, Customers & Solutions

Chat App

  • Javascript Fundamentals
  • Client-side Database Interaction
  • Version Control via Git

Product Roadmap

  • Identifying Customer Problems
  • Matching Solutions to Problems
  • Determining Market Potential

Software as a Service (SaaS) App

  • Project Planning Fundamentals
  • Data Structures
  • AngularJS

Build Something

  • Product/Market Fit
  • Pitching
  • Analyzing Customer Feedback

Social Network

  • MEAN Stack (MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, Node.js)


  • Business Planning
  • Accounting/Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Building a Team
  • Valuation & Investment

Mobile App

  • Hybrid mobile app development using Javascript
  • Implementing a multi-faceted API
  • App testing via emulation and device deployment
  • Submitting an app to the iOS and Google Play store!

Student Success