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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 has been named ENACTUS 2015 Student Entrepreneur Provincial Champion for British Columbia.

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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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Taylor Ward

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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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