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30 guest judges from academia and industry attended Opportunity Fest 2014 to provide feedback on the student entrepreneurs’ projects, including Daniel Shapiro, Dean of the Beedie School of Business (right).

Beedie School of Business News

Undergraduate student entrepreneurs from across Simon Fraser University gathered to celebrate innovation at the fourth annual Opportunity Fest, a marketplace-style showcase of student creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation. 

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Beedie School of Business News

Taking steps towards economic development in indigenous communities would appear to be solely beneficial to all concerned. Yet often when the subject is raised, many of those concerned have reservations. Why would something with implicit positive connotations raise such doubts?

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Beedie School of Business News

The following article was published by the Georgia Straight on April 4, 2014 and features an interview with Beedie School of Business BBA student Chantelle Buffie. By Stephen Hui. If you’re a tenant, how do you contact your landlord? Simon Fraser University business student Chantelle Buffie is hoping that you’ll soon be using FIXO. A 24-year-old Surrey resident, Buffie is one of the undergraduates selected for the 2014 cohort of The Next 36 entrepreneurship program […]

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Beedie School of Business alumnus and co-founder of MetroLyrics Milun Tesovic. Image source: BC Business.

Beedie School of Business News

Beedie School of Business alumnus Milun Tesovic, co-founder of MetroLyrics.com, the most comprehensive database of music lyrics in the world, has been named one of BC Business’ 30 Under 30.

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A new student venture that will provide a dedicated communications channel for residential property managers and tenants has won the Newcomers category at the National Business & Technology Conference entrepreneurship competition.

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Three teams from Enactus SFU have advanced to the National Exposition after taking gold at the Regional Competition.

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A trio of Enactus SFU teams has advanced to the national finals after taking home the gold in their respective categories at the Enactus Western Regional Competition.

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Andrew Harries

Beedie School of Business News

The prize for successfully starting a business can be exceptional, and tremendously rewarding – yet 75% of startups fail within the first year, as a result of failing to think their finance requirements through. So what is the secret to raising the capital required for businesses to make it past the hazardous early stages?

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Sudheer Gupta, associate professor at the Beedie School of Business and director of the Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies.

Beedie School of Business News

Sudheer Gupta, an associate professor at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business, will share details of a study on how entrepreneurs in developing countries are finding innovative ways to solve some of society’s “most wicked problems,” as part of SFU President’s Faculty Lecture series. The lecture will be held at SFU’s Surrey campus on February 27 at 7 p.m. Gupta collaborated with Infosys Ltd., a global IT services company based in India, to carry […]

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The Beedie School of Business’ interdisciplinary social innovation lab and venture incubator, RADIUS, in conjunction with Ashoka Canada, will host the second annual SFU Changemaker Showcase, a celebration of the brightest ideas and social innovators at Simon Fraser University. The SFU Changemaker Showcase will provide an opportunity to celebrate some of the brightest ideas and innovators at SFU who are working to foment positive change in the community and beyond. It will feature three TED-style […]

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For many startup businesses, overcoming a lack of resources often proves to be an insurmountable hurdle, resulting in failure. Entrepreneurs would do well to examine innovative methods of commercializing their ideas and taking the time to understand the role strategy plays in order to accelerate their ventures – thereby creating and capturing value in a competitive environment. Dr. Scott Stern, David Sarnoff Professor of Management of Technology and Chair of the Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and […]

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