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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 alumnus Frode Strand-Nielsen delivers presentation on digital disruption

Sep 18, 2017

One of SFU’s most successful alumni, Frode Strand-Nielsen, delivered a presentation to students, faculty and other guests at the Beedie School of Business on September 8, 2017. Strand-Nielsen is the Managing Partner of FSN Capital, a leading Nordic private equity investment company, which he founded in 1999 and has successfully grown into a firm with over €2 billion of assets under management. The presentation, entitled Digital Innovation and Disruption in Mature Industries, focused on the […]

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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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Beedie’s David Hannah honoured for contribution to management education

Jun 28, 2017

A case study co-authored by David Hannah, Associate Professor of Management and Organization Studies at Beedie School of Business, has won Management Teaching Review’s 2016 Best Paper Award. The Organizational Behavior Teaching Society and Management Teaching Review selected the paper, “Jarvis Manufacturing: An Experiential Exercise for Teaching the Fundamentals of Teamwork”, in recognition of the “significant impact” it had made on management education. “We were delighted to be chosen for this award,” says Hannah. “It […]

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SFU team qualifies for global finals of The Global Challenge

Apr 3, 2017

An interdisciplinary team of SFU undergraduates has qualified as one of two teams that will represent Canada at The Global Challenge, taking place at the University of Oxford, UK, on April 30 and May 1. The Global Challenge is an international competition for students to explore and present ideas around social and environmental change.

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Novel, inexpensive hearing aid wins SFU’s Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize

Feb 22, 2017

A Simon Fraser University venture that is poised to disrupt the global hearing aid market has taken the best overall $30,000 prize at the University’s annual Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize competition.

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Traction on Demand’s Greg Malpass presented with award at BASS Banquet

Feb 9, 2017

Beedie School of Business BBA alumnus and founder of Traction on Demand, Greg Malpass was one of three winners of Impact Awards at the 16th annual BASS Banquet.

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Beedie’s Sarah Lubik interviewed on Roundhouse Radio’s Business in Vancouver show

Feb 1, 2017

This morning, Sarah Lubik, Director of Entrepreneurship for SFU and a lecturer in innovation and entrepreneurship at the Beedie School of Business, took part in an interview on the Business in Vancouver show on Roundhouse Radio. In the interview, Lubik discusses the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship, and her role as one of Canada’s ten Innovation Leaders who are helping the federal government develop Canada’s Innovation Agenda. To hear the interview in full, listen to the show on the Roundhouse […]

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Businesses exploring new frontiers, says Beedie professor

Jan 10, 2017

Against a global backdrop of reduced economic growth, multinational companies are increasingly seeking profits in “low-income, high-risk countries”, according to an article co-authored by Beedie professor Eric Werker. Published in the Harvard Business Review, Mapping Frontier Economies identifies 19 “frontier countries”, characterized by political and legal uncertainty, and low per capita income – but potential for high growth.

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