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Zennea Technologies takes top prize at SFU’s largest entrepreneurship competition

Feb 21, 2018

Zennea Technologies, a Simon Fraser University student venture aiming to improve sleep quality for those with sleep apnea, has taken the best overall venture prize valued at $35,000 at the annual Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize competition. Co-CEO of the company, Rachel Chase, is student at the Beedie School of Business and is completing the Charles Change Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. “We’re incredibly grateful for the mentorship, support, and resources that we’ve received from […]

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SFU Beedie hosts Nobel Peace Prize winner

Feb 7, 2018

Nobel laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus addressed an audience of more than 300 people at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business at a special event on February 5, 2018. Professor Yunus, who founded microfinance organization Grameen Bank, is the winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, among many other international honours and awards, for his pioneering work in developing microfinance to help people lift themselves from poverty. SFU Beedie hosted the event at the Segal […]

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Wearable tech and carbon capture companies win SFU science and tech start-up competition

Oct 12, 2017

Start-up companies FlexiPatchR, which makes wearable technology to monitor Parkinson’s disease symptoms, and Flow-Through Solutions, which helps mining companies capture CO2 emissions, were the winners in their respective categories at the second annual “Invention to Innovation” venture pitch competition. The event, which took place on October 11, 2017, brought together six scientist-entrepreneurship students in the second cohort of the i2I program at SFU’s Beedie School of Business. This Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization […]

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Elicia Maine and Lisa Papania earn 2017 TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Awards

Oct 5, 2017

Beedie School of Business faculty members Elicia Maine and Lisa Papania have been named winners of the TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Award for 2017. This award is the highest teaching honour of its kind at the Beedie School. Every year, students, faculty, and alumni of the Beedie School of Business nominate instructors teaching in both undergraduate and postgraduate programs for this prestigious award. Up to two awards are presented each year to instructors based […]

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Technology Entrepreneurship@SFU Class of 2017 makes final presentations

Aug 24, 2017

In front of a sellout audience of 200 business experts, investors, instructors, students and alumni at the Westminster Savings Theatre at SFU’s Surrey Campus on August 3, students in the Technology Entrepreneurship@SFU (tech e@sfu) 2016/2017 cohort made their final presentations of the business ideas they have been developing over the past year. Tech e@SFU is a high-tech entrepreneurship program, funded by BCIC and the SpencerCreo Foundation, offering students hands-on training and support as they go […]

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SFU Beedie Alumnus Matias Marquez named in Canada’s Top 40 Under 40

Jul 27, 2017

Beedie Alumnus and founder and COO of Buyatab Online Inc, Matias Marquez, has been named in Canada’s Top 40 Under 40® list for 2017, which recognizes outstanding young innovators making significant impacts on their organizations and in their communities. Buyatab is a leading provider of advanced online gift card infrastructure solutions for medium- and large-sized businesses. “This is a wonderful accolade. It’s gratifying to be recognized alongside so many respected and experienced individuals who are […]

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SFU’s Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection client Orello takes first prize at Hong Kong-Canada pitch competition

Jun 20, 2017

SFU’s Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection client Orello Hearing Technologies took home first place at the 2017 Hong Kong-Canada Investment Pitch Competition held earlier this month. In all, four SFU-affiliated companies made the prestigious top-six final. The competition is part of the Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA) National Conference. Orello won a $10,000 cash prize, $5,000 in legal assistance and a trip for two to Hong Kong to attend HKCBA’s annual flagship event in December. Orello is a socially-driven technology company whose […]

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Beedie student’s hockey analytics company lands first NHL team client

May 8, 2017

The NHL playoffs are in full swing and as the players focus on the Stanley Cup, SFU Beedie student Cole Gawenda is already looking ahead to next season, and how statistics on American Hockey League (AHL) players might impact the better-known NHL—including its first NHL client team, the Washington Capitals.

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Beedie students honoured at Surrey Board of Trade 25 Under 25 Awards

Apr 21, 2017

A total of 15 students and alumni of Simon Fraser University, including 12 from the Beedie School of Business, were named among the Surrey Board of Trade’s 25 Under 25 at a ceremony at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel on April 20, 2017. At the event, the Surrey Board of Trade recognizes business and community minded people under the age of 25, either working in Surrey or working on a business or community related project […]

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Enactus SFU makes history at regional entrepreneurship competition

Mar 13, 2017

SFU became the first school to win all four categories at the Enactus Regional Exposition for Western Canada, a competition where teams of students present community outreach projects and business ventures to a judging panel of business leaders. This year’s Regional Exposition for Western Canada was held in Calgary from March 2-3, with 19 universities competing for the regional champion titles. Enactus is a community of student, academic and business leaders who are using entrepreneurial […]

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