FootyStats: A Statistical Anomaly

It is the entrepreneur’s dream, a version of the story most of us are familiar with by now. Working in a basement, dorm room, or garage building a solution for a market in desperate need of innovation, but with only a small few finding the right product market fit. In Jaime Tatsubana’s case, the market […]

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#MadeBySFU returns to SFU-Surrey

#MadeBySFU celebrates SFU product entrepreneurs, introduces new items to SFU Spirit Shop shelves, and encourages everyone to think and buy local.  This year’s annual marketplace returned in person to SFU’s Surrey campus on October 13, 2022, attracting hundreds of shoppers and showcasing diverse wares, such as gourmet cookies, unique walking sticks, herbal salves and more.

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#MadeBySFU Spotlight- Mala the Brand

The #MadebySFU’s annual marketplace is fast approaching and a new set of entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to showcase their products. In preparation for the event, we highlight past competitors from the product competition who have taken their ventures to new heights. When Melody Lim first started making candles, it was a small project that she embarked on alongside her 9-5 […]

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Pandemic opens doors for student entrepreneur

Michelle De la O’s entrepreneurship journey started with bad news. A travel enthusiast, she had been excited to go on two student exchanges during her undergraduate degree—one in France and one in Italy. But those plans were quashed when the COVID-19 pandemic broke out and international travel came to a halt. With student exchanges no […]

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Bakers find sweet opportunity in the pandemic

When Jessica Nguyen graduated from SFU Beedie in 2020, she had a marketing job lined up at a tech start-up and was ready to join the workforce. But then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Like many others, Nguyen lost her job offer—companies were no longer hiring. As it turns out, the pandemic may have been the […]

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Entrepreneurs Celebrating Indigenous Heritage

From origin stories to potlatches and powwows to family songs, Indigenous traditions in North America are rich in diversity and history. But the loss of this culture and knowledge is accelerating with the passing of Elders. One entrepreneur is trying to change that.

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Winners of OppFest 2022 🎉

Over 300 Celebrate Youth Innovation and Unlock their Potential at this Year’s Opportunity Fest 2022 Opportunity Fest 2022 (OppFest) is Simon Fraser University’s largest showcase of entrepreneurial projects. Hosted by the Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship at SFU’s Beedie School of Business and made possible by Prospera Credit Union, this year’s first hybrid celebration brought […]

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30th marks ​​the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.   The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is […]

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