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When Ben Britton took the stage at the Hong Kong-Canada National Investment Pitch Competition on June 3 in Calgary, he presented with the confidence of a professional. He knew his product, he knew his market, and he knew he could sway the judges to hand him the $50,000 grand prize – which they did – along with the opportunity to meet investors in Hong Kong.

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BBA students at the Beedie School of Business demonstrated their entrepreneurship and innovation skills in front of a guest panel of some of BC’s top business minds at the annual I-3 competition. The I-3 competition, formerly known as the Ken Spencer Competition, is held in conjunction with the Business 477: New Venture Planning class. Each year, students are asked to design a new product or service and a viable business plan to commercialize their venture, […]

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  The following op-ed article was authored by Daniel Shapiro and published in the Vancouver Sun on October 14, 2012. Opinion: Province should be home to high-growth entrepreneurs, but Canada lacks the necessary network of resources. By Daniel Shapiro, Dean of the Beedie School of Business. Ryan Holmes, founder of Invoke and the CEO of HootSuite, one of British Columbia’s fastest-growing start-ups, made something of a revelation at a recent presentation at the Beedie School […]

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Namesake and builder of SFU’s Segal Graduate School of Business on leadership, entrepreneurship and taking life chances. Joe Segal has never been one to mince his words – whether the topic is start-ups, philanthropy or the meaning of life. That’s a reflection of his gritty and inspired personal and business story. But it’s also an outcome of the values the namesake of SFU’s home for graduate business programs is so well known for: honesty, generosity, […]

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