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.
Some of the entrepreneurship support offerings include immersive workshops, mentor meetings, pitch competitions, entrepreneurship co-op grants, and more!
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021
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
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.
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.
January 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
SFU Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection