President's Dream Colloquium on Entrepreneurship, Spring 2014
The translation of knowledge, experience and opportunity into the discovery, evaluation and implementation of novel business or social enterprises is at the core of entrepreneurship.
It is the means by which people in diverse social settings empower themselves creatively, socially and economically to improve their own circumstances as well as those of their families and communities. Entrepreneurship turns ideas and vision into ventures that survive and thrive given the right conditions, motivation and knowledge.
We invite you to join us in the Spring 2014 President's Dream Colloquium on Entrepreneurship, entitled "Looking for Entrepreneurial Opportunities in All the Usual (and Some Unusual) Places."
The series of free public lectures will create an interdisciplinary forum for dialogue between faculty members, students and diverse community groups.
- Speaker: Mike Wright, Entrepreneurship in and Around Universities, January 17
- Speaker: Scott Stern, Entrepreneurial Strategy: A New Agenda for Start-Up Innovation, January 31
- Speaker: Saul Estrin, BMO Public Lecture: National Contexts: What makes different entrepreneurs thrive?, February 20
- Speaker: Andrew Harries, Early Stage Finance: an Entrepreneur's Perspective, February 21
- Speaker: Jonathan Lewis, What Makes Social Entrepreneurship Social?, March 7
- Speaker: Kate Oakley, Cultural Entrepreneurship, March 21
- Speaker: Robert Miller, The Role of Entrepreneurship in Achieving Sovereignty for Indigenous Peoples, April 4
The free public lectures are open to everyone. As seating is limited, please reserve online.
JANUARY 15 UPDATE
We will be able to move the last five lectures to a larger theatre, AQ 3182. People who are on the waitlist will be moved to the reservation list, and the reservation list has been re-opened for new reservations. We will also have a live webcast and will be recording each lecture.
The President's Dream Colloquium on Entrepreneurship is generously funded by
- SFU President’s Office
- BMO Bank of Montreal Lecture Series Endowment Fund
- Beedie Family Visiting Fellows Endowment Fund
- Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows
- SFU Vancouver
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