Dragon's Den

Beedie hosts TYE Vancouver and Surrey

Nov 4, 2014

The Beedie School of Business and Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus partnered with TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) to host the launch of the 2014-2015 TYE Surrey and Vancouver programs.


Beedie undergraduate innovation showcased at I-3 competition

Jan 13, 2014

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, […]


SFU Entrepreneur of the Year Competition showcases Beedie innovation

Nov 27, 2013

Two teams of students from the Beedie School of Business took their place on the podium at the sixth Annual SFU Entrepreneur of the Year Competition. This year’s competition took place at the SFU Surrey Campus on November 16, and brought together SFU’s finest entrepreneurs in a Dragon’s Den style competition to compete for funding and resources to take their venture to the next level. Second place at the competition went to Salvedge Bags, a […]


Opportunity Fest highlights student entrepreneurship, innovation at Beedie

Mar 19, 2013

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 […]


Dragon’s Den-like B.C. tech contest taps local talent

Jan 18, 2013

The following article was published by the Province on January 17, 2013 BY SAM COOPER, THE PROVINCE Firm’s desalination process making a splash A unique contest for tech startups in B.C. is getting credit for fostering innovation and catalyzing some major success stories. The BCIC New Ventures Competition runs annually from April to September, giving entrants a chance to move through stages to meet a final jury that somewhat resembles the panel of venture capitalists in […]


Entrepreneur and Dragon Jim Treliving dishes out business wisdom for launch of Beedie CKNW CEO Series

Sep 13, 2012

Jim Treliving, co-owner of international retail franchises Boston Pizza and Mr. Lube, and one of the celebrated “dragons” on the reality television program Dragons’ Den, today shared insights and experiences from his expansive and colorful career in business with a live audience at the Beedie School of Business. The event was part of the Beedie School of Business’ partnership with prominent Vancouver radio station CKNW, which sees SFU’s downtown Vancouver campus play host to “The […]


Beedie looks back at extraordinary year in Surrey

Dec 19, 2011

It has been an extraordinary year for the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University – and the accomplishments of the school at SFU Surrey have helped to drive that success. As 2011 draws to a close, Beedie is celebrating such student accomplishments as SFU Student of the Year, the Surrey Green City Award, and selection to one of Canada's most prestigious leadership programs for entrepreneurs.


Burnaby advertising company meets with Dragon’s Den

Nov 17, 2011

BY JANAYA FULLER-EVANS, BURNABY NOW Ads on Naps co-founders Jag Manhas and Phil Chow entered the Dragon’s Den voluntarily, and survived. Manhas, a British Columbia Institute of Technology student and Chow, a Simon Fraser University alumnus, took part in a mini Dragon’s Den at SFU’s Surrey campus on Sept. 9. The advertising company sells high-definition ad space on napkins, which are supplied free of charge to businesses in Canada. The Ads on Naps team went […]


CBC’s Dragons’ Den touches down at Beedie School of Business

Oct 1, 2011

SURREY, BC— Jim Treliving and Bruce Croxon, members of the popular business television program Dragons’ Den, visited students from the Beedie School of Business on September 29 as part of a special evening at the SFU Surrey campus devoted to entrepreneurship and innovation. Treliving is chairman/ owner of Boston Pizza International and Croxon, is founder of Lavalife and Vida Spas. Dragons’ Den, which airs on CBC, is Canada’s highest-rated entertainment program. At the sold-out event, […]


Beedie School of Business hosts Dragons Den’s Jim Treliving and Bruce Croxon at SFU Surrey

Sep 20, 2011

Dragons' Den, Canada's highest-rated entertainment program, is sending two of their fire-breathing venture capitalists to SFU’s Beedie School of Business. Held at SFU’s Surrey campus on September 29, the event will include presentations from Jim Treliving, Chairman and Owner of Boston Pizza International and Bruce Croxon, Founder of Lavalife and Vida Spas.