A new year, a new entrepreneurial dream?

January 03, 2014

SFU’s commitment to promoting entrepreneurship among its students, faculty and the greater community is showcased in this year’s President’s Dream Colloquium on Entrepreneurship.

Leading thinkers from around the world will share their expertise and passion for this topic in a series of free public lectures beginning Jan. 17, 3:00-4:30 pm at the IRMACS Theatre, Burnaby campus.  

Here’s the line-up:

January 17

Entrepreneurship in and Around Universities with Michael Wright, professor of entrepreneurship at Imperial College Business School in London, England.

January 31

Science and Technology Entrepreneurship with Scott Stern, the David Sarnoff Professor of Management of Technology, and chair of the Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

February 20

BMO Public Lecture: National Contexts—What Makes Different Entrepreneurs Thrive? With Saul Estrin, professor of management, The London School of Economics and Political Science

February 21

Financing for Entrepreneurs with Andrew Harries, co-founder, Sierra Wireless

March 7

What Makes Social Entrepreneurship Social? With Jonathan C. Lewis, founder and host of Café Impact, and founder and president of the Opportunity Collaboration, a strategic business retreat and networking summit for 300 senior-level anti-poverty leaders that occurs annually on World Poverty Day in Ixtana, Mexico.

March 21

Cultural Entrepreneurship with Kate Oakley, professor of cultural policy and director of research at the Institute of Communication Studies, University of Leeds, England.

April 4

The Role of Entrepreneurship in Achieving Sovereignty for Indigenous Peoples. With Robert Miller, professor of law, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School; and Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals of the Grande Ronde Tribe.

The President’s Dream Colloquium is funded by the SFU President’s Office, the Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows, the BMO Bank of Montreal Lecture Series Endowment Fund and the Beedie Family Visiting Fellows Endowment Fund.

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