Entrepreneurship Support for FASS

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

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

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 […]

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An Entrepreneur’s 11-Year Journey to Graduation

After 11 years, Alexandre Paré’s graduation from Simon Fraser University’s French and business programs marks the end to a difficult, but rewarding journey. He suffered a life-altering car accident, started a successful business and marched on to complete his degree. More than anything, Paré hopes he will continue his late grandfather’s entrepreneurial legacy and to […]

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Moment Energy Wins $100K to Power the Future

Four SFU mechatronics alumni from the Charles Chang Institute of Entrepreneurship have won the 2021 National Impact Investor Challenge with their cleantech startup, Moment Energy. The $100,000 investment prize was awarded on June 17, 2021 at the virtual finale. The challenge, hosted by Spring Activator, is a 10-week program that brings together investors looking for purpose-driven entrepreneurs. […]

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2020 R&D Management Symposium (Virtual Event)

Universities are increasingly central to both breakthrough invention and translating these inventions into societal and economic impact. Yet academic entrepreneurship literature and innovation policy have not been keeping pace with the evolution of the university innovation landscape. We are inviting thought leaders, emerging researchers and policymakers in academic entrepreneurship, innovation ecosystems, and science venture strategy […]

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2020 R&D White Paper

Mindset Matters: Encouraging an Entrepreneurial Mindset in K-12 Curriculum Dr. Andrew Gemino, Bill Roche, Dr. Sarah Lubik Abstract It is widely believed that empowering young people with an entrepreneurial mindset is the key to developing more entrepreneurial behaviour and preparing youth to flourish in our emerging economy. However, little data exists to show if entrepreneurial […]

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Mentor Meet

#MentorMeet Explore your startup idea with an experienced entrepreneur at any one of our Mentor Meet sessions! You get 10-15 minutes to ask your mentor any questions about your idea / company. These free sessions are offered at all three SFU campuses and are open to the entire SFU community (students, staff, faculty, and recent […]

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SPARK Program

SPARK If you’re seeking the right business idea, needing to validate market opportunities, or searching for the right business model for your business…then SPARK is for you!SPARK at SFU’s Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection offers pre-venture services in a self-directed program to help you explore your business idea and better understand your market. Through a […]

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