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Cannabis infused chocolate venture Stolz won “most investable opportunity” at Opportunity Fest 2016. From left to right: Michael Pizzolon, Director of Entrepreneurship for SFU Sarah Lubik, Garrett Downes, Jeff Salzsauler, and Smarth Duggal.

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The following article was published by Burnaby Now on April 28. By Cayley Dobie.

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Opportunity Fest 2016

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At the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University, a host of Entrepreneurship and Innovation programs are empowering students from a multitude of disciplines to harness their skills in order to create game-changing ventures.

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Elicia Maine, associate professor at the Beedie School of Business and academic director of the Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization, has been shortlisted for a BCTIA Technology Impact Award.

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Faculty and alumni from the Beedie School of Business are featured prominently in the shortlist for the BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) 2016 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs).

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Beedie School of Business alumni Matias Marquez (left) and Bryan Galllagher (right) are among the 2016 BC Business 30 Under 30 winners. Bryan Gallagher photo by Lipman Still Pictures.

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Beedie School of Business alumni Bryan Gallagher and Matias Marquez have been named on BC Business’ prestigious 30 Under 30 list.

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Opportunity Fest is an annual interdisciplinary marketplace-style festival of student creativity and entrepreneurship.

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Students from disciplines across Simon Fraser University and beyond are preparing to demonstrate their prowess in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation at the sixth annual Opportunity Fest.

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Canada is punching above its weight in invention – but when it comes to bringing its scientific discoveries to commercial applications, it receives a failing grade on its report card. So what can be done to turn Canada’s burgeoning community of scientists into a prolific community of scientist entrepreneurs?

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The 2016 BASS Impact Award winners. From left to right: Pam Hernandez, Loretta Yang, and Charles Chang.

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Beedie School of Business BBA alumnus and founder of Vega, Charles Chang was one of three winners of Impact Awards at the 15th annual BASS Banquet.

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Ben Britton, a student in the Beedie School of Business’ Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization, was the winner at the fifth annual Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize.

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Two students in the Beedie School of Business’ Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization earned the top two places at the fifth annual Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize.

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Jon Hoerauf (left), Vice President of Arc’teryx, and Susan Gelinas, Vice President of Health, Wealth and Mobility at Lululemon, joined Yuen Pau Woo, President of HQ Vancouver, for a panel discussion on how to grow  a global hub of premium and performance apparel in B.C.

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Unbeknownst to many of its residents, British Columbia is home to a cluster of head offices in the premium and performance apparel sector – and the province should strive to leverage the unique advantages it has to offer to entice organizations to set up head offices here, and nurture those less-developed ones that already call B.C. home.

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All SFU students who take BUS 238 (students from Applied Science, Arts & Social Sciences, Science, Environment and Business pictured above) can now take the Certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship alongside their primary degree.

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The following is an excerpt from an article published in the Globe and Mail on November 4, 2015. By Jennifer Lewington, Globe and Mail.

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Sarah Husain, HR Business Partner Manager of Coca Cola Refreshments Canada, shares her experience as a Beedie student and an HR professional with the BUS 201 class.

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The Beedie School of Business’ Speakers on Campus program this month celebrates one year of successfully connecting business education with real world industry experience.

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Beedie School of Business alumnus Manny Padda has been named one of Business in Vancouver's Forty Under 40 for 2015.

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Beedie School of Business alumni Manny Padda and Raman Randhawa have been ranked among B.C.’s top entrepreneurs, executives and professionals in the 2015 Business in Vancouver Forty Under 40 awards.

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It’s late in the afternoon on a busy day in the office, and hunger pangs are beginning to strike. All too often the only answer is to turn to the usual vending machine options that are salted and high in fat in order to satisfy those cravings. After all, healthy snacking choices are few and far between.

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Trevor Blackwell

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The friendly modesty of Trevor Blackwell, CEO of Y Combinator – a company that makes companies (more on that in a moment) – is a stark contrast to the profound, massive way Y Combinator has been changing the world for the better.

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The next generation of budding entrepreneurs from faculties across Simon Fraser University gathered at Surrey City Hall, all with one goal: to become a member of the 2015 cohort of The Next 36.

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All SFU students who take BUS 238 (students from Applied Science, Arts & Social Sciences, Science, Environment and Business pictured above) can now take the Certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship alongside their primary degree.

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A new certificate from Simon Fraser University will allow any undergraduate student from faculties across the university to add innovation and entrepreneurship training to their education.

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Lubik Sarah

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Dr. Sarah Lubik, a lecturer in entrepreneurship and innovation at the Beedie School of Business, and co-director of the Tech Entrepreneurship@SFU program, has been announced as Director of Entrepreneurship for SFU.

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SFU’s Beedie School of Business offers researchers a way to bring their world-changing thinking to practical applications in the global marketplace.

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Beedie School of Business alumni Haley and Maney Grewal share more than just their looks. The twin brothers also share a passion for entrepreneurial endeavours – one that was nurtured in the Beedie BBA program.

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The 2015 Technology Entrepreneurship@SFU cohort.

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Drone technology that can be used to monitor crops, a medication management device, and an app-enabled pregnancy monitoring device were just some of the innovative interdisciplinary technology ventures showcased at the final class presentation for the 2014/15 Tech Entrepreneurship@SFU cohort.

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Beedie School of Business undergraduate Kevin Cruz is the co-founder of Ora Scents, the world’s first real time app-enabled scent diffuser.

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New broadly skilled breed of entrepreneurs coming out of SFU Surrey campus.

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Recent Beedie School of Business graduate Lauren Watkins (right) has co-founded Excellera along with fellow Next 36 members Nikita Zhitkevich (left) and James Crocker (centre).

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A new website co-founded by a recent graduate of the BBA program at the Beedie School of Business is helping connect retired professionals with organizations seeking professional expertise.

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Students from three Surrey High Schools gathered at the SFU Surrey campus to compete in the  inaugural Surrey School District Business Case Competition.

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Undergraduate students at the Beedie School of Business have enjoyed considerable success in case competitions in recent years, with 2015 alone resulting in almost 20 top three finishes at prestigious competitions across the globe so far.

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Beedie School of Business PhD studnet Bryan Gallagher was chosen as one of five winners of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) 2015 Storytellers contest. Photo by Lipman Still Pictures.

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Beedie School of Business PhD student Bryan Gallagher has been selected as one of five winners of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) 2015 Storytellers contest.

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Radius

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Entrepreneurs whose business ventures are designed to positively transform society will get a financial boost at Simon Fraser University, thanks to a new partnership between the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and SFU’s RADIUS Ventures.

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From left to right: Winnie Leong, Scotiabank’s Senior Vice President, British Columbia and Yukon Region; SFU President Andrew Petter; and Cathy Daminato, Vice-President of Advancement and Alumni Relations at SFU.

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A gift of $1 million from Scotiabank will help prepare students at Simon Fraser University to positively transform the world through social innovation.

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The following article was published by the Globe and Mail on May 29.

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A $1.3 million gift from RBC will enable Simon Fraser University to prepare the next generation of Aboriginal leaders in entrepreneurship and innovation.

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Greg Malpass (left) founder and CEO of Traction on Demand was interviewed by Beedie adjunct professor Shawn Smith as part of the BUS 238 Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation class.

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Contrary to popular belief, venture capital investment isn’t the Holy Grail in startups. Just ask Greg Malpass, co-founder and CEO of Traction on Demand. In less than a decade, he has built a leading cloud consulting and software development company – without taking one penny of external investment.

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Elicia Maine, Academic Director of the Management of Technology MBA program discussing bio nano research with collaborators V.J. Thomas and Armstrong Murira. Photo credit: Barry Shell.

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The following is an excerpt from the full article published in the Globe and Mail on April 8, 2014.  By Jennifer Lewington, Globe and Mail.

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Opportunity Fest is the Beedie School of Business’ annual marketplace-style showcase of student creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation.

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Students from across Simon Fraser University will step under the spotlight to demonstrate their talents as entrepreneurs and innovators at the fifth annual Opportunity Fest.

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Beedie undergraduate student Lauren Watkins is a member of the 2015 Next 36 cohort.

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Beedie School of Business undergraduate student Lauren Watkins’ student experience has taken her to many exciting places – including internships at home with the Vancouver Canucks and further afield in China – and she now intends to leverage her latest achievement to solve a pressing social issue.

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Taylor Ward

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Taylor Ward’s innovative energy concept has set a winning pace.

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Beedie School of Business undergraduate Kevin Cruz is the co-founder of Ora Scents, the world’s first real time app-enabled scent diffuser.

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A new student venture that allows users to remotely control fragrances in their home has earned Beedie School of Business undergraduate Kevin Cruz the title of Enactus 2015 Student Entrepreneur Provincial Champion for British Columbia.

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SFU students Gursher Sidhu and Lauren Watkins have been selected for the 2015 Next 36 cohort.

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Simon Fraser University undergraduate students Gursher Sidhu and Lauren Watkins have been named to the 2015 cohort of The Next 36, a national initiative aimed at transforming Canada’s most promising post-secondary students into leading entrepreneurs.

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Student’s concept of insoles that would store electricity when we walk snares berth in international design competition.

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A new certificate program from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business will teach scientists and engineers the skills necessary to make their inventions a commercial success.

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Shan Shan Fu, Beedie alumna and co-founder of ConceptKicker, pitching at Startup Weekend Vancouver.

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Beedie School of Business alumna and co-founder of ConceptKicker, Shan Shan Fu, triumphed over 250 cities, 83 countries, and more than 25,000 entrepreneurs to take first place at the world’s largest business startup competition, Global Startup Battle.

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Radius

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RADIUS, the Beedie School of Business’ social venture lab and incubator, has partnered with the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing on a new national investment fund for ventures committed to tackling social and environmental challenges.

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Lubik Sarah

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The following article was published in Business in Vancouver on December 9, 2014, and profiles BIV Top 40 Under 40 Award winner and Beedie School of Business lecturer in entrepreneurship and innovation Sarah Lubik.

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From left to right: Blaize Horner Reich, Dean of the Beedie School of Business, Dr. Ken Spencer, and Professor Uwe Glässer, SFU School of Computing Science.

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Successful companies must empower employees to be responsible for their own decisions – and the potential for saving money by eliminating micromanagement will more than compensate for any potential employee errors.

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Restaurateur Vikram Vij, the most recent addition to the "Dragons" on CBC's Dragon's Den, receives an airbrush tattoo at the launch of the 2014-2015 TYE Surrey and Vancouver programs.

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The Beedie School of Business and Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus partnered with TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) to host the launch of the 2014-2015 TYE Surrey and Vancouver programs.

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RADIUS has announced its second annual Ventures Slingshot cohort.

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An online marketplace for BC wineries, a company with an innovative organics processing technology, and a student talent crowd-sourcing platform are among the social ventures that will receive expert mentoring in the second annual SFU RADIUS Ventures Slingshot cohort.

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Beverly Tyler

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Biopharmaceutical firms who are performing below the levels of new product development they strive for are more likely to form strategic research and development alliances to compensate. This was the focus of a special CMA Centre for Innovation research presentation by Beverly Tyler, professor in the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University. The event, held at the Segal Graduate School on 16 October, featured a presentation by Tyler on research from her […]

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Jeff Booth

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An unquenchable desire to initiate change in the building industry – an industry he believed was “broken” – spurred Jeff Booth to co-found BuildDirect. And by simplifying the entire process and focusing on customer requirements, Booth has succeeded in changing the entire industry for the better.

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Kari Yuers

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At family-run concrete solutions provider Kryton International, there can be no accusations of nepotism. Despite having succeeded her father as CEO, Kari Yuers was once fired from the company by the same man – and indeed, would years later make her own mother one of the first people she herself would fire as CEO.

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John DeHart, co-founder and co-CEO of Nurse Next Door shared entrepreneurship advice with SFU students at Surrey City Hall.

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Dozens of aspiring entrepreneurs from across Simon Fraser University gathered at Surrey City Hall to hear inspiring success stories from established entrepreneurs and esteemed guests, as part of The Next 36 campus tour.

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BIV 40 Under 40 2014

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Beedie School of Business alumni Sarah Lubik and Amit Sandhu have been named among BC’s top entrepreneurs, executives and professionals in this year’s Business in Vancouver Forty Under 40 awards.

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Rafati

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According to Shahrzad Rafati, founder and CEO of BroadbandTV, an entrepreneurial attitude, a tireless work ethic, and a willingness to constantly learn are more valuable assets than decades of experience – and necessary requirements to build a revolutionary business.

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A new interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship and Innovation concentration offered by Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business and its partners will teach undergraduate students the teamwork, problem solving, and creativity skills that are increasingly required to create opportunities after graduation.

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