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SFU Beedie-linked businesses honoured in tech recognition list

May 23, 2018

Nine companies with close ties to SFU’s Beedie School of Business have been named among the 2018 winners of Ready to Rocket, a recognition program for British Columbia’s tech sector that showcases the growing tech companies. The Ready to Rocket honourees are broken down by sector, and sub-divided between early stage ventures on ‘Emerging Rocket’ lists, and more established companies on ‘Ready to Rocket’ lists. The companies span a range of technologies in sectors including […]

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SFU Beedie explores offering credit to high school students completing youth entrepreneurship program

May 16, 2018

SFU’s Beedie School of Business has announced a unique agreement with Youth Entrepreneurship Leadership Launchpad (YELL) to explore a pilot scheme to give high-school students who complete the YELL entrepreneurship program university course credit at the school. YELL and SFU Beedie will work together to develop a new model to give credit to any student in BC who completes the YELL program, to determine how this might be done. YELL currently offers entrepreneurship training to students […]

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Students and alumni recognized with awards at BASS Celebration Gala

May 11, 2018

The Business Administration Student Society (BASS) at SFU’s Beedie School of Business honoured outstanding individuals in the SFU Beedie community at the first annual BASS Celebration Gala on April 26, 2018. The event was an innovation of the BASS Executive Council, building on previous years’ events. “Many SFU Beedie students work tirelessly to host numerous events and programs for members of the Beedie community,” says Annika Ng, Chair of the BASS Celebration Gala 2018 Organizing […]

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Self-sufficiency the goal of SFU Beedie MBA grad’s work as CEO of Kanaka Bar Indian Band

May 3, 2018

As more communities seek ways to become more sustainable, they might look for inspiration at a small B.C. First Nations band moving towards self-sufficiency, thanks in part to an SFU Beedie School of Business MBA graduate. Zain Nayani is the CEO of economic and business development for the Kanaka Bar Indian Band located near Lytton, northeast of Vancouver. The band has about 200 members, with 60 or so living onsite year-round. “We are trying to prepare the […]

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SFU Beedie students among Surrey’s Top 25 Under 25 Awards

May 2, 2018

SFU’s Beedie School of Business was once again well represented at the Surrey Board of Trade’s annual Top 25 Under 25 Awards for 2018, with six SFU Beedie students or alumni appearing in the list as well as two further students who have taken interdisciplinary programs at the school. The award winners were honoured at an event celebrating remarkable initiatives taken by young people in Surrey, who are 25 years of age or younger. The […]

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Slow is the new fast in business of innovation commercialization: SFU Beedie study

May 1, 2018

The pace of innovation remains a critical topic for business leaders. Historically, the symbolic role of speed in technological advancement and business innovation has been highlighted by book titles such as “Fast Innovation” and “Fast Second”, and even popular magazines like “Fast Company.” Yet a newly-published study from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business and published in the Journal of Engineering and Technology Management makes the case for a slower pace in certain situations. […]

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SFU’s Ionomr wins prestigious Energy prize in Berlin

Apr 17, 2018

&nbsp An SFU start-up company has won a major international energy award today at Berlin’s Tech Festival. Ionomr was among three companies—including others from Sweden and Israel—in its category and among 18 overall vying for top awards. Company co-founder and SFU PhD student Benjamin Britton is in Berlin and was recognized during the festival’s Energy Transition Dialogue. Britton is also an alumnus of the Invention to Innovation program at SFU’s Beedie School of Business. The companies were […]

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ICBA endows Hochstein fellowship at SFU’s Beedie School of Business

Mar 29, 2018

The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA) has committed nearly one million dollars to Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business to create a new Philip Hochstein Fellowship at the school. The gift will provide resources to support the study of free trade, open markets and economic growth by researchers, academics and students. The endowment will provide funding for the newly created Philip Hochstein Fellowship, named in honour of the ICBA’s former president, which will […]

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Student entrepreneurs showcase innovations at OppFest

Mar 29, 2018

A student venture that best exemplifies consideration for People, Planet and Profit (known as the triple bottom line), won the grand prize in SFU’s eighth annual Opportunity Fest (OppFest) on Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018. The venture, No Waste No Hunger, works with grocery stores and restaurants to distribute excess food stock, both reducing food waste and providing food to those who need it. The event, sponsored by Vancity, attracted young entrepreneurs from a variety of […]

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SFU alumni launch station-less bikeshare service in B.C.

Mar 22, 2018

A team of three SFU alumni have launched U-bicycle North America, the first dock-less bikeshare program in Western Canada. The all-female leadership team comprises CEO Grace Min (BA, Sociology and Education), Chief Strategic Officer Angel Fu (BBA, Finance and Marketing), and Business, and Chief Marketing Officer Mandy Chan (BA, Communication). After graduating, Min started a successful career as an entrepreneur, founding three businesses in the international trade, property, and travel sectors. Combining her entrepreneurial talents […]

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