Jim Marsh
Jim Marsh, an Odette professor, is one of Canada's Top 10 Mentor Rock Stars according to Start Up Canada.

Odette Professor named mentor "rock star"

Odette professor, Jim Marsh, received a special honour during Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 12 – 18, in Canada.  Marsh was named one of Canada’s Top 10 Mentor Rock Stars by Start Up Canada, an organization dedicated to building Canada’s entrepreneurial community through events that spark collaborations and mentor relationships that support entrepreneurs across Canada.

Marsh, who teaches entrepreneurship and project management, and serves as an advisor to several student clubs at Odette, received the award for his volunteer work and leadership development in Windsor and the surrounding region. 

For Marsh the reward was very meaningful because he was nominated by the students that he works with every day.  “They are an incredibly bright and caring bunch that continually strives to make a positive impact in their region,” says Marsh. “I enjoy watching the students in action, such as conducting classes for entrepreneurs in the Ontario Works class at the City of Windsor or the Youth Thrive program that helps High School students start their own businesses.
I won the award but the students are the ones that deserve the recognition and credit as they do all the work.”

Professor Marsh teaches an Enactus (formerly SIFE) class every term in which the students take on client projects such as business plans and market research. Some of the projects are in conjunction with TechTown in Detroit, such as the Brightmoor's Artist Village project in which students are putting together a marketing plan for the Village. Students also have completed many business plans for local businesses such as Soil Technologies and Forgotten Harvest Canada.  In addition to the Enactus Club, Marsh works with AIESEC and the Pre-Law group. He also teaches the Corporate Projects course in the MBA program.