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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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An innovative process to create pallets from recycled car tires, an online community for people with disabilities, and locally sourced prepackaged meals were just some of the innovative business ventures showcased by Beedie undergraduates at the 2013 Opportunity Fest. The annual marketplace-style showcase of student creativity was held on March 26 at SFU’s Surrey campus. The event allowed participating students to demonstrate their business creativity by tackling perceived challenges through entrepreneurship and innovation. For the […]

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The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University will next week host the third annual Opportunity Fest, a marketplace-style showcase of student creativity aimed at seizing new opportunities and addressing perceived challenges through entrepreneurship and innovation. Opportunity Fest 2013 will be held from 6 to 9pm on Tuesday, March 26 at the mezzanine of the SFU Surrey campus. The event is open to all, with current and prospective students from all faculties, university personnel […]

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The following press release was published by SFU Public Affairs and Media Relations.   A team of entrepreneurial Simon Fraser University students competing at this weekend’s Enactus Canada western regional exposition will advance to the nationals, while another SFU teammate has been recognized with a top leadership award. The student-team from Enactus SFU secured a win in the Capital One Financial Education Challenge, one of three topic challenges at the exposition held in Calgary, involving more […]

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The best and brightest of Simon Fraser University’s entrepreneurial community will go head to head this weekend, as they compete for the title of 2012 SFU Student Entrepreneur of the Year. The fifth annual SFU Entrepreneur of the Year (SEY) competition will take place on November 24 from 2 – 6.30pm at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel in downtown Vancouver. The competition is the signature entrepreneurship program for Enactus SFU, and provides the most talented […]

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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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MetroLyrics.com, the most comprehensive database of music lyrics in the world with longstanding roots at SFU, along with its company assets, have been integrated into CBS Interactive Music Group. The site is the flagship property of MetroLeap Media Inc., a start-up co-founded by SFU Beedie School of Business undergraduate student Milun Tesovic and EMBA graduate Alan Juristovski, both active participants in SFU Venture Connection, which provides support to student entrepreneurs at the university.

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Submitted by Joseph Choi Vancouver, BC – Are you an entrepreneur? Interested in one day starting your own business? Curious about what it takes to start a successful business? Starting this October, the SFU Student Entrepreneur of the Year program will be holding a full season of events designed to inspire young and upcoming entrepreneurs and discover the existing student entrepreneurs. The goal is to provide a stepping stone for success and connect budding entrepreneurs […]

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