The Chancellor’s Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Mr. Jim Derbyshire at the Chancellor’s Dinner on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Diamond Alumni Centre, SFU Burnaby Campus.
As the first Program Director and founding Mentor-In-Residence of Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection, he mentored thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs and developed dozens of new ventures. As the Executive-In-Residence, he has also contributed to the development and success of VentureLabs, SFU’s top performing business accelerator. With notable start-up successes such as MetroLyrics, Layerboom and Phemi, he has helped SFU remain at the forefront of business innovation support.
The SFU News Release can be read here.