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A Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business student who has received national recognition for her leadership and entrepreneurship joins the 2014 class of The Next 36. Chantelle Buffie is one of 40 successful candidates gleaned from a field of about 1,000 applicants nationally for a spot in the prestigious program, aimed at stimulating new ideas among brilliant young minds. She is the third SFU student to secure a place in the competitive program. The […]

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Beedie School of Business News

Simon Fraser University has become an official academic partner of The Next 36, Canada’s leading undergraduate entrepreneurship development program. The partnership further solidifies SFU’s reputation as a Canadian leader in fostering entrepreneurship and innovation, and for developing the next generation of founders and leaders of new ventures. As academic partner of The Next 36, SFU will support the organization’s vision of increasing Canadian prosperity through the creation of high impact entrepreneurs, and encourage its top […]

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Beedie School of Business News

A Beedie School of Business alumna has parlayed an initial $30,000 advance from a prestigious entrepreneurial leadership program into a new business venture – and has subsequently seen the business voted best launch product at a renowned education conference. Jessica Fan’s business Penyo Pal, an app that teaches children to speak Mandarin, beat off stiff competition from 31 other entrants to be named Best Overall 1.0 Startup at the Launch EDU conference. The two-day, education-focused […]

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Beedie School of Business News

The following article was published by The Vancouver Sun on July 11, 2012. VANCOUVER — Last month it was Silicon Valley, next week it’s New York and after that – the world? Penyo Pal, a mobile app project by a group of Canadian university students including Jessica Fan of Simon Fraser University, is one of the leading entries in a national program called The Next 36 that’s helping to develop the business skills of 36 […]

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Beedie School of Business News

It has been an extraordinary year for the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University – and the accomplishments of the school at SFU Surrey have helped to drive that success. As 2011 draws to a close, Beedie is celebrating such student accomplishments as SFU Student of the Year, the Surrey Green City Award, and selection to one of Canada’s most prestigious leadership programs for entrepreneurs.

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Beedie School of Business News

Simon Fraser University student Jessica Fan is in elite company as a member of “The Next 36.” The prestigious entrepreneurial leadership program seeks out the country’s most promising undergraduate top young entrepreneurs and challenges them to create their own ventures. A fourth-year student majoring jointly in business and interactive arts and technology at SFU Surrey, Fan will spend much of the next year working with cohorts at Queens University, the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto – […]

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