March 16, 2015
SFU shares $10.7 million to support Canada’s largest business incubator program
Federal funding announced March 16 will support Simon Fraser University in advancing innovation and entrepreneurship nationally through its role in Zones of Incubation and Innovation (ZI2), Canada’s largest business incubator program.
February 17, 2015
Surrey Leader: "2015 Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize competition winners announced"
The Surrey Leader announces the winning teams for the 2015 Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize.
February 16, 2015
Vancouver Sun: "Design software wins SFU-Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize"
Vancouver Sun profiles Empower Operations, winners of the 2015 Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize
February 16, 2015
PETTER's PERSPECTIVE: Congratulations 2015 Venture Prize Winners
SFU President, Andrew Petter, congratulates the winning teams of the 2015 Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize
Mentor Meet - Bby WMC
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
April 9, 2015LOCATION: West Mall Complex (in Tim Hortons) - SFU Burnaby Campus INFO: bit.ly/mentormeet MENTOR MEET A free drop-in session for SFU students and recent alumni to discuss their business ideas with an experienced entrepreneur, and to explore Venture Connection’s support programs for their new or existing ventures.
The Triple Threat of (Open) Innovation: Capitalizing on Talent, Technology, and Transformative Ideas
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
April 9, 2015INFO/REGISTRATION: http://www.sfu.ca/vpresearch/events/2015/triple_threat_innovation.html SFU’s Office of the Vice-President, Research, in partnership with SFU Venture Connection ® , is proud to present The Triple Threat of (Open) Innovation: Capitalizing on Talent, Technology, and Transformative Ideas. Today, the pace of technological change is so rapid and competition is so fierce that open, collaborative innovation is a key factor for future success. What kind of people do we need to meet these challenges? How can we leverage technology to increase our impact? And how do we know which ideas are best to let out, and let in, to accelerate innovation? Join us for an exciting evening of Firestarter talks where government and industry leaders, daring entrepreneurs, and enthusiastic students and scholars join together to pitch ideas and issue challenges on how we can capitalize on Talent, Technology, and Transformative Ideas to put open innovation into practice. INFO/REGISTRATION: http://www.sfu.ca/vpresearch/events/2015/triple_threat_innovation.html
Major Program Sponsor
Venture Connection’s programs are delivered in partnership with Coast Capital Savings, through a $750,000 investment over 5 years.
This investment was one of the first under Coast Capital Savings’ new Community Leadership strategy, which promises to build a richer future for youth in our communities around the themes of financial well-being, education, family and social connections, and health.