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Entrepreneurship support@SFU

Panel event highlighting entrepreneurial supports at SFU. https://sfuentrepreneurship.eventbrite.ca

Entrepreneurship support @ SFU

SFU students are encouraged to build their own futures and entrepreneurship is an attractive option. Knowing this, SFU has a well-rounded support system for entrepreneurs. There is a certificate in entrepreneurship, early-stage business incubator, technology licensing office, startup accelerator and more.

This panel, hosted by the Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship and Coast Capital Saving’s Venture Connection, will answer your questions on how you, too, can be on the entrepreneurial path.

Some of the entrepreneurship support offerings include immersive workshops, mentor meetings, pitch competitions, entrepreneurship co-op grants, and more!

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021

Time: 11:00AM

Location: Zoom (the link will be sent to you after registration)

Moderator: Sarah Lubik – Director of Entrepreneurship, Simon Fraser University


  • Ben Chow – Operations Director, Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship
  • Janice OBriain – Director, Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection
  • Kamaldeep (Kam) Sembi – Director, Technology Licensing Office
  • Lesley Duncan – Operations Director, SFU VentureLabs
  • Kate Nickelchok – Education & Training Programs Manager, RADIUS

About Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection

Western Canada’s first university business incubator, Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection® is a university-wide incubator, entrepreneurship training program for students and recent alumni. From the initial business idea through to validation, Venture Connection® supports individuals exploring entrepreneurship possibilities. The program offers an early-stage business incubator, mentorship, co-op education terms, competitions, networking opportunities, workshops and seminars. Venture Connection® collaborates with all SFU faculties and departments, including the Beedie School of Business, the Faculty of Applied Sciences, the Faculty of Communication Arts and Technology, Work Integrated Learning and a wide-range of external partners. The program is supported by professional staff, including Mentors-in-Residence with substantial experience in a range of industries.

About the Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship

The Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship is the interdisciplinary home and educational hub for high-impact entrepreneurship and innovation at SFU.

The Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship presents the Discovery Foundation Tech 4 Impact Program – a blended program of inspirational Design Jams, speaker and mentorship series, mentor sessions linked to the SPARK online early-stage entrepreneurship resources, and the highly successful Discovery Foundation Embedded Mentors Program.

Entrepreneurship support@SFU

Event Details

Entrepreneurship support@SFU

January 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


SFU Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection