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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Venture Prize 2023: Information Session

Date: Feb 7th, 2023 @ 10:00AM
Location: Virtual

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 […]

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Pitch Social Nights

Date: Feb 17th, 2023 @ 3:00PM
Location: Charles Chang Innovation Centre (Suite 200 - 308 West Hastings Street)

Join us for Pitch Social Nights with the Chang Institute & Coast Capital Venture Connection, running from January to April 2023. We are organizing 5 general pitch practices 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 […]

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Learning to Fundraise Workshop

Date: Feb 8th, 2023 @ 1:00PM
Location: Virtual

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, […]

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Venture Prize 2023: Information Session

Date: Feb 7th, 2023 @ 10:00AM
Location: Virtual

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 […]

Register Now

Pitch Social Nights

Date: Feb 17th, 2023 @ 3:00PM
Location: Charles Chang Innovation Centre (Suite 200 - 308 West Hastings Street)

Join us for Pitch Social Nights with the Chang Institute & Coast Capital Venture Connection, running from January to April 2023. We are organizing 5 general pitch practices 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 […]

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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” 

Opportunity Fest 2022

Mar 31st, 2022

SFU’s largest showcase of student entrepreneurship projects. Opportunity Fest is SFU’s largest student showcase of 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 the Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship at […]

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. […]