Entrepreneur’s co-op features ‘mini Dragon’s Den’

June 25, 2009

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Student entrepreneurs with a new start-up or a good business idea can now participate in the co-op education program’s new Venture co-op.

"It’s a competitive program and selection is by mentor panel review—a mini Dragon’s Den," says Jim Derbyshire, mentor-in-residence at SFU Venture Connection.

Students in the four-month program work full time creating a business plan or developing an existing start-up through Venture Connection’s early-stage business incubator, Venture Labs.

The lab gives the students access to office/meeting space and experienced mentors who help them achieve pre-arranged milestones. They also receive the same monitoring and evaluation and must meet the same standards as all co-op students and all full-time Venture Lab participants.

The deadline is July 15 and applicants must first be accepted into their department or faculty co-op program. For more information visit www.ventureconnection.sfu.ca.


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Dean Lindal - Global VP Entrepreneurs Org

Great stuff. I am an alum of SFU. The entrepreneurs' organization is very supportive of what you are doing. Let us know how we can help.

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