Mechatronics students (l-r) Matthew Keeler, Tim Gjernes, Kevin Young and Ginelle Nazareth created Project Guardian to design small, unmanned aerial vehicles and will be among the first to benefit from the new Ken Spencer Entrepreneurship Incubator.
New undergrad incubator
Undergraduates interested in becoming high-tech entrepreneurs now have a new resource for achieving their dreams—the Ken Spencer Entrepreneur Incubator. The incubator is a partnership between the Beedie School of Business and the Faculty of Applied Sciences in collaboration with university benefactor and former Creo Products CEO, Ken Spencer, and the BC Innovation Council (BCIC).
It will offer students options for developing potentially marketable high-tech products during their academic studies and provide access to industry mentors and a new product design studio at the Surrey campus. The studio features meeting and workspace and product-design equipment such as computer audio-visual facilities, advanced design software and a rapid prototyping machine. The incubator is part of entrepreneurship@SFU, a joint initiative between SFU and BCIC to enhance support for student high-tech entrepreneurs.