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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!

Learn more about BUS 238 with Simon here!

Learn more about BUS 238 Joanna here!

Make Change Studios

Open to students from all faculties, in this course students work in small teams to ideate new businesses, produce iterative prototypes, and conduct user testing with potential customers! Through several such iterations, students learn practical business planning, the importance of people, context and technology, and effective teamwork skills.

Experiment with design tools, 3D printing, laser cutting, and more! Perfect for design students familiar with the tools, and students who are new to the realm of design!

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So what's all this Entrepreneurship stuff about?

SFU students are encouraged to build their own futures and entrepreneurship is an attractive option. Knowing this, SFU has a well-rounded support system for entrepreneurs. There is a certificate in entrepreneurship, early-stage business incubator, technology licensing office, startup accelerator and more.

Some of the entrepreneurship support offerings include immersive workshops, mentor meetings, pitch competitions, entrepreneurship co-op grants, and more!

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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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