SFU grad develops wearable harm reduction device

(This news article originally appeared on SFU News – May 18, 2023) A medical device developed by a Simon Fraser University alumnus to provide real-time overdose monitoring and detection is now one step closer to providing harm reduction solutions—for impacted individuals and service providers addressing the issue—after acquisition by a digital health company. ODEN Health Solutions, founded in 2020 by CEO Alex McGovern […]

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Investing in Entrepreneurship for Social Impact

How can we position entrepreneurship to drive change for the benefit of communities and our society? By investing in entrepreneurs who bring strength and resilience, a pursuit of success and independence tempered by a desire to create social impact in their communities.   Entrepreneurship is not just an end goal for venture growth and profits. It […]

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SFU Tech Startup Takes Social Impact Online

For many, the holidays are a time of gift giving. Contributing some of your time to volunteer can have a lasting positive impact on many people’s lives. Startup founders from MeaningfulWork and Moment Energy – two Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship-associated startups – are joining forces this holiday season to make a difference!    While non-profits organizations were struggling to find […]

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FootyStats: A Statistical Anomaly

It is the entrepreneur’s dream, a version of the story most of us are familiar with by now. Working in a basement, dorm room, or garage building a solution for a market in desperate need of innovation, but with only a small few finding the right product market fit. In Jaime Tatsubana’s case, the market […]

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#MadeBySFU returns to SFU-Surrey

#MadeBySFU celebrates SFU product entrepreneurs, introduces new items to SFU Spirit Shop shelves, and encourages everyone to think and buy local.  This year’s annual marketplace returned in person to SFU’s Surrey campus on October 13, 2022, attracting hundreds of shoppers and showcasing diverse wares, such as gourmet cookies, unique walking sticks, herbal salves and more.

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#MadeBySFU Spotlight- Mala the Brand

The #MadebySFU’s annual marketplace is fast approaching and a new set of entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to showcase their products. In preparation for the event, we highlight past competitors from the product competition who have taken their ventures to new heights. When Melody Lim first started making candles, it was a small project that she embarked on alongside her 9-5 […]

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Pandemic opens doors for student entrepreneur

Michelle De la O’s entrepreneurship journey started with bad news. A travel enthusiast, she had been excited to go on two student exchanges during her undergraduate degree—one in France and one in Italy. But those plans were quashed when the COVID-19 pandemic broke out and international travel came to a halt. With student exchanges no […]

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Bakers find sweet opportunity in the pandemic

When Jessica Nguyen graduated from SFU Beedie in 2020, she had a marketing job lined up at a tech start-up and was ready to join the workforce. But then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Like many others, Nguyen lost her job offer—companies were no longer hiring. As it turns out, the pandemic may have been the […]

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