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SpaceShipOne, the first private craft capable of ascending to 100km above the Earth’s surface, was the winner of an incentive competition by Diamandis' XPRIZE Foundation.

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Over the last 100 years, mankind has benefited from unprecedented exponential leaps in technology – and with the increasing use of incentive prizes to drive these radical breakthroughs, we can look forward to an era of abundance in the years to come. This was the message delivered by Peter Diamandis, founder of the XPRIZE Foundation, and co-founder of Singularity University, in a special lecture for Beedie School of Business students and faculty at the Segal […]

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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).

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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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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.

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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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New research from the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University indicates that the addition of simple communications technology is revolutionizing the way blue-collar workers perform their roles – often in unexpected ways. The research looks at how blue-collar workers use technology to share knowledge and collaborate on the go. It reveals that a relatively small introduction of technology, such as mobile phones, can result in a significant impact on the way work is […]

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In the wake of the global financial crisis, the need for strong leadership to steer organizations through troubled waters was never greater. Realizing this, Launi Skinner, CEO of one of Canada’s largest credit unions, First West Credit Union, made a conscious decision to develop her own leadership strategy – what she refers to as her “brand of leadership”. Skinner discussed this strategy and more with Bill Good on “The Chief Executives”, as part of an […]

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The fall 2013 series of CKNW’s “The Chief Executives’ continued as Ashley Cooper, President and CEO of Paladin Security, revealed how he has successfully blended the latest technology with cutting-edge training to place his organization at the forefront of the security industry. Cooper was speaking with respected CKNW host Bill Good in front of a live audience at the Segal Graduate School, as part of an ongoing partnership between the Beedie School of Business at […]

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The following article was published by BC Business on June 26, 2013. Yesteryear’s darlings are giving way to a nimble new generation. A generation ago, in 1982, the launch of QLT Inc. under UBC cancer researcher Julia Levy ushered in the future of B.C.’s biotech industry. Levy was 48 years old at the time and virtually alone in a B.C. business landscape dominated by forestry heavyweights, mining hopefuls and merchant families with names like Woodward, Pattison […]

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Entitled “Global Bio-Nano Firms: Exploiting the Confluence of Technologies”, the study shows that the integration of knowledge from the biotech and nanotech spheres has been driven by so-called “De Novo” firms — technology start-ups typically borne of research labs and tightly integrated with universities. The radical innovation at the heart of this emerging space — described as the birth of a new sector — opens up opportunities for new companies at the intersection of these two fields.

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The following article was published by The Vancouver Sun on February 14, 2013 Modern technology means workers must learn to cope — and thrive — under an an avalanche of data coming from all sides By Vivian Luk, Special to The Sun    The working world as we know it is changing fast. And the graduates of today better be prepared for it. Graham Dodd knows that just by watching his children do their homework […]

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