Mentor Meet

Explore your startup idea with an experienced entrepreneur at any one of our Mentor Meet sessions! You get 10-15 minutes to ask your mentor any questions about your idea or company.

These free sessions are offered at all three SFU campuses and are open to the entire SFU community (students, staff, faculty, and recent alumni). Please see the schedule for dates and locations. 

Questions? Email rpa_changinstitute@sfu.ca.

Mentor Meet Schedule

You’ll have 15 minutes with our mentor – maximize that time by booking your Mentor Meet slot ahead of time.

*Note: All sessions will be virtual unless otherwise stated.

Albert Seah

Thursdays 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Virtual)

Sept 8
Sept 22
Oct 8
Oct 20
Nov 10
Nov 24
Dec 8
Dec 22

Schedule with Albert

Dave Thomas

Wednesdays 5:00PM – 6:00PM (Venture Connection Surrey / Virtual)

Sept 7
Sept 21
Oct 5
Oct 19
Nov 2
Nov 16
Nov 30
Dec 14



Schedule with Dave

Doug Fast

Mondays 11:00AM -12:00PM (Virtual)

Sept 5
Sept 12
Sept 19
Sept 26
Oct 3
Oct 10
Oct 17
Oct 24
Oct 31
Nov 7
Nov 14
Nov 21
Nov 28
Dec 5
Dec 12


Schedule with Doug

Timothy Ames

Mondays 12:00PM – 1:00PM (Virtual)

Sept 12
Sept 26
Oct 10
Oct 24
Nov 7
Nov 21
Dec 5


Schedule with Timothy

Trish Mandewo

Tuesdays 12:00PM – 1:00PM (Virtual)

Sept 6
Sept 20
Oct 18
Nov 1
Nov 15
Nov 29
Dec 13

Schedule with Trish

Mentor Minute

A video series where Venture Connection’s seasoned experts offer entrepreneurial advice, from tips on cultivating a good team dynamic to the first steps of finding funding – they are here to help YOU. With new videos launched monthly, new topics will be explored to ensure you start your business off on the right foot.

Connie Ekelund – Funding 101

Jill Earthy – Startup Tips

Tim Ames – Growing Your Team

Dave Thomas – Market Viability

Connie Ekelund – Importance of Work Culture

Jill Earthy – Roles & Responsibilities