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Looking to give Entrepreneurship a try?

BUS 238 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a fun, interdisciplinary and high-energy class taught by super-star, award winning profs! Wheather your class is being taught by Simon or Joanna, you're in for an amazing experience!

It's the perfect class for anyone needing their B-Soc breadth, or who's interested in Entrepreneurship! This is our introductory course for the Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship!

Explore the certificate, BUS 238 and more here!

Could you use an extra $10,000, some coop credits and mentorship to help launch your business?

Then eCOOP may just be for you! Great business ideas don't just happen after graduation. Aspiring entrepreneurs may find inspiration from a class or as part of a group project, the lab or their experiences out driving change in the world.

With mentorship and space from our friends at Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection, individuals or teams of students in the eCoop program receive a $10,000 salary over the co-op work term and earn university credit while focusing full-time on their start-up. 

Apply today!

Are you looking to change up your learning? Ready to get hands-on and leave a course with a result-driven, sustainable business?

The perfect course for those looking to develop a business idea and for those who don't quite know where to start! If you enjoy freelancing or would like to step your side hustle up then Make Change is the course for you! Centered around sustainability, business, and design, this collaborative and interdisciplinary cohort is unlike your average class.

Make Change Studios is now accepting applications for the summer semester 2021.

Register for the panel today!


About the

Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship

The Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship is the interdisciplinary home and academic hub for entrepreneurship and innovation at Simon Fraser University within the Beedie School of Business and in partnership with all SFU Faculties. Here, a diverse network of people and ideas converge to create an environment that fosters entrepreneurial thinking and action. The Institute brings together SFU students, faculty, researchers, and community leaders and welcomes entrepreneurs and innovators everywhere to engage and collaborate at the local and global levels.

The Charles Chang Institute cultivates students’ entrepreneurial mindset so they can apply it in a continuum throughout their careers. It offers extraordinary resources and support with experiential learning and skills for real-world problem solving with a human-centered approach. 

We support entrepreneurs, changemakers, and intrapreneurs, by developing their resilience and tolerance for ambiguity, helping them to better understand and prepare for an uncertain future.

Where are you on your educational journey? 

Pre-University Student

Unlike science or math, entrepreneurship is not a subject traditionally taught in elementary or high schools. If you’re a pre-university student, our partners can help you.

Undergraduate Student

If you are starting your own business, making a positive impact, or innovating anywhere. Entrepreneurship is a valuable addition to your studies. 

Graduate Student

If you have a science or tech product or service you are looking to develop and commercialize, then our graduate-level i2I program is designed for you.

Charles Chang Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Open to students in any faculty at Simon Fraser University, the Charles Chang Certificate
in Innovation and Entrepreneurship develops future entrepreneurs using the power of learning by doing.

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About Charles Chang

SFU Beedie School of Business alumnus Charles Chang made his name as the founder of plant-based nutrition company Vega. In June 2016, Chang made a $10 million donation to SFU's Beedie School of Business to establish the Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship.

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