• Mentor Meet - Bby WMC
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    April 9, 2015
    LOCATION: West Mall Complex (in Tim Hortons) - SFU Burnaby Campus INFO: 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, 2015
    INFO/REGISTRATION: 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:
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Program Sponsors

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.

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