Events

From leadership talks, ideation workshops to showcases and get-togethers, the Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship loves to support the SFU community to get involved in interdisciplinary entrepreneurship. Participate in an upcoming event!

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Pitch Social Nights

Date: Feb 9th, 2024 @ 1:00PM
Location: SFU Surrey Innovation Plaza

Join us for Pitch Social Nights with the Chang Institute & Coast Capital Venture Connection, running two sessions for Spring 2024. Open to folks at any experience level who are looking to learn from / practice their pitching, and network with like-minded people! Sign up for any or all of the pitch social nights you […]

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Entrepreneurship Support for FASS

Nov 30th, 2023

Are you a current FASS graduate student – Come and join us for an exciting in-person event at Harbour Centre, West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada. This event aims to inspire and empower humanities and social sciences grad students to explore their entrepreneurial mindset. Discover how your unique skill set can be transformed into innovative business […]

How to Hire and Grow Your Team

Nov 9th, 2023

Are you an SFU community member with an idea? Are you an SFU Venture Connection Client, or recent SFU alumni with a venture? Join us for a 90-minute presentation and discussion on how to hire and grow your team! You will hear first-hand start-up experiences and gain valuable skills, including: How to prioritize your first […]

OPPORTUNITY FEST 2023

Nov 23rd, 2023

SFU’s largest showcase of student entrepreneurship projects. OppFest is SFU’s largest showcase of student entrepreneurship projects. This celebration brings together ambitious young leaders from elementary and high school through to university and inspires the new era of innovators and problem solvers! This annual event is hosted by SFU’s Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship. OppFest is […]

Success Stories with Science Entrepreneurs

Mar 2nd, 2023

Co-hosted by the Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship and SFU Sci-Space — the transition from school to the workplace can be awkward, and you may have a lot of questions about what to do with your Science degree. Check out our Success Stories in Science: Life after Graduation series to hear how industry leaders and […]

Workshop: Budget from the Bottom Up

Feb 28th, 2023

Are you struggling to develop the financial structure needed for your startup? Understand, create, and define your company’s financial outlook from the ground up. This workshop is presented as part of the Coast Capital Venture Prize 2023 competition, but is open to the public.

Workshop: Get Pitch Perfect

Feb 28th, 2023

Learn the key ingredients for a successful pitch, from content to presentation. Get in shape to discuss how your startup/idea will succeed in the marketplace and grow! This workshop is presented as part of the Coast Capital Venture Prize 2023 competition, but is open to the public.

Workshop: Learning to Fundraise

Feb 8th, 2023

Startups need capital to grow, however, the process of fundraising can often be daunting, lengthy, and complex. Register for this workshop and join Rachel Chase, who successfully raised millions as the former CEO of medical device startup Zennea Technologies, as she discusses why do a raise, raising alternatives, walking through the process, finding your investors, […]

Venture Prize 2023: Information Session

Feb 7th, 2023

Learn more about Venture Prize 2023, the application process and tips! Q&A will happen at the end of the event. Join this information session to learn all about the entrepreneurship competition, how to fill out your application, the competition structure, and even tips on how to make it to the top! We will discuss practical […]

Pitch Social Nights

Feb 9th, 2024

Join us for Pitch Social Nights with the Chang Institute & Coast Capital Venture Connection, running two sessions for Spring 2024. Open to folks at any experience level who are looking to learn from / practice their pitching, and network with like-minded people! Sign up for any or all of the pitch social nights you […]

Network with Women in Entrepreneurship

Nov 9th, 2022

This event is for those interested in entrepreneurship seeking knowledge from members of the SFU Beedie Alumni and Chang Institute community. Join us for a casual and structured networking opportunity where you get to be inspired by our keynote address, followed by round table discussions with our featured entrepreneurs.

#MadeBySFU

Oct 13th, 2022

“The Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship presents #MadeBySFU, in partnership with theSFU Spirit Shop, an annual competition celebrating product entrepreneurs from Simon Fraser University” 

Raising Investment

Nov 23rd, 2021

Navigating the Decisions Around Financing your Company Ready to finance your business? Join us for a fireside chat with experts in the field. About this event Founders need to be strategic and have a solid investment plan when they raise funds for their company. Learn about the different types of investors and what they look […]

Activate Your Degree: Entrepreneurial Mindset

Sep 27th, 2021

Take your degree beyond the classroom and activate your education with the entrepreneurial mindset. MON, SEPT 27, 2021 @ 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM PDT SFU is the place to take your degree beyond the walls of the (virtual) lecture hall. With an innovation certificate open to all faculties, there are endless possibilities for how […]

Entrepreneurship Support @SFU

Sep 20th, 2021

Learn about all of the amazing opportunities available to you as a entrepreneur @ SFU MON, SEPT 20, 2021 @10:30 AM to 12:00 PM PDT 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 […]

The Pathway to Innovation

Jun 17th, 2021

The Pathway to Innovation: Demystifying the Entrepreneurial Mindset Innovation offers opportunities far beyond the scope of what we previously thought was possible. Whichever faculty or career path you choose, you can learn how to activate and maximize your degree through the entrepreneurial mindset. In this event, learn from and engage with speakers ranging from university […]

Skills to Succeed: Adopting an Innovative Mindset

Jun 26th, 2021

Skills to Succeed Skills to Succeed is an interactive workshop-style event where students will leave with tangible skills to make them more hirable. With the event centered around the Entrepreneurial Mindset, participants will expand their knowledge in personal agency, curiosity and tolerance of ambiguity through scenario-based problems led by industry professionals. Date: Saturday June 26th […]

Activate Your Degree

Sep 30th, 2020

SFU is the place to take your degree beyond the walls of the (virtual) lecture hall. With an innovation certificate open to all faculties, there are endless possibilities for how you can activate your education. The Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship guides and prepares you with the mindset to be the next entrepreneur or intrapreneur. […]