VENTURE PRIZE 2023: INFORMATION SESSION

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

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 […]

Network with Women in Entrepreneurship

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.

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Pitch Social Nights

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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Streamline Athletics – Helping Athletes Succeed

SFU track and field alumni Alexandre Paré and Brett Montrose just launched Streamline Athletes, an online platform connecting high-school student-athletes to an extensive database of U.S. and Canadian post-secondary athletic and academic programs and scholarships. Supported through Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection. The founders are life-long track athletes who met on Simon Fraser University’s National Collegiate […]

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Opportunity Fest 2020

Opportunity Fest 2020: 10 Years of Unlocking Opportunities Following guidance on COVID-19 from regional and provincial health officers, SFU will not be holding large, in-person events at this time. Opportunity Fest 2020 will be the first year that the festival goes online. Please check back soon. On April 2nd, 2020, The Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship […]

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BUS 406 – The Ultimate Summer Startup Accelerator

Looking for an exceptional and personalized summer entrepreneurship experience? In Business 406: Startup Accelerator you will receive credit for working on your own startup idea! Don’t have an idea but want the experience? Join as an individual and bring your skills to an existing project.  In this highly experiential course, student’s entrepreneurial ideas will undergo […]

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Coast Capital Venture Connection

Venture Connection hosts Venture Prize and Made By SFU, some of Western Canada’s largest entrepreneurial competitions. Many of today’s and tomorrow’s success stories start right here. Coast Capital Venture Connection is the longest-running entrepreneurship program at SFU. We are the university’s flagship, early-stage startup incubator open to students, staff, faculty, and alumni from all disciplines […]

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Affordable Renewable Energy to Remote Communities

Four SFU alumni entrepreneurs are giving used electric vehicle batteries a second life by converting them to clean-energy storage units that can help remote communities inexpensively transition to renewable energy. The increasing global demand for electric vehicles means more electric vehicle batteries will be disposed in the landfill unless they are repurposed. Entrepreneurs Sumreen Rattan, […]

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Textile Sustainability – A Student Project Turned Published Book

Last fall, while wrestling with the challenges surrounding textile sustainability, 15 students in IAT 330 realized where they could make a difference. The interdisciplinary and experiential class, part of SFU’s Make Change Studio program in the Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship, enabled this team of undergraduate students to propose an innovative solution to a real-world problem. “The wicked problem […]

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