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A group of Simon Fraser University students is at work helping their peers start businesses by “jumpstarting” their entrepreneurial thinking. A new eight-week accelerator, called JumpStart, targets individuals with ideas that could be launched into businesses, providing support and resources. Five teams have been accepted into a pilot program. “JumpStart is for students who are unsure about getting their ideas off the ground and simply don’t know the next steps,” says Chantelle Buffie, program manager […]

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Students from Simon Fraser University recently showed the Vancouver community what they “dared to do” to create social, environmental and economic impact throughout the Lower Mainland – and picked up some awards along the way. Members of the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) chapter from SFU, along with 16 other universities from as far as Manitoba, attended the 2012 ACE Western Regional Exposition at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The two-day event focused on the impact […]

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The founder of a burgeoning online instant gift card company is Simon Fraser University’s newest Student Entrepreneur of the Year. Matias Marquez, an undergraduate student in the Beedie School of Business, took the honour at the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) annual competition held on Nov. 19. His company, Buyatab.com, Canada’s leading digital gift card processor is a “software-as-a-service” digital gift card processing technology that becomes embedded onto its customers’ websites. According to Marquez, thousands of merchant locations across […]

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