Entrepreneurship Support for FASS

Are you a current FASS graduate student – Come and join us for an exciting in-person event at Harbour Centre, West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada. This event aims to inspire and empower humanities and social sciences grad students to explore their entrepreneurial mindset. Discover how your unique skill set can be transformed into innovative business […]

How to Hire and Grow Your Team

Are you an SFU community member with an idea? Are you an SFU Venture Connection Client, or recent SFU alumni with a venture? Join us for a 90-minute presentation and discussion on how to hire and grow your team! You will hear first-hand start-up experiences and gain valuable skills, including: How to prioritize your first […]

OPPORTUNITY FEST 2023

SFU’s largest showcase of student entrepreneurship projects. OppFest is SFU’s largest showcase of student entrepreneurship projects. This celebration brings together ambitious young leaders from elementary and high school through to university and inspires the new era of innovators and problem solvers! This annual event is hosted by SFU’s Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship. OppFest is […]

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Inspiration Station Podcasts

Download, listen and be inspired by the entrepreneurial mindset through some truly inspirational speakers, founders and people of the Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship. Podcasts can be downloaded from your favourite app – https://pods.link/inspirationstation

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Streamline Athletics – Helping Athletes Succeed

SFU track and field alumni Alexandre Paré and Brett Montrose just launched Streamline Athletes, an online platform connecting high-school student-athletes to an extensive database of U.S. and Canadian post-secondary athletic and academic programs and scholarships. Supported through Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection. The founders are life-long track athletes who met on Simon Fraser University’s National Collegiate […]

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Opportunity Fest 2020

Opportunity Fest 2020: 10 Years of Unlocking Opportunities Following guidance on COVID-19 from regional and provincial health officers, SFU will not be holding large, in-person events at this time. Opportunity Fest 2020 will be the first year that the festival goes online. Please check back soon. On April 2nd, 2020, The Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship […]

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BUS 406 – The Ultimate Summer Startup Accelerator

Looking for an exceptional and personalized summer entrepreneurship experience? In Business 406: Startup Accelerator you will receive credit for working on your own startup idea! Don’t have an idea but want the experience? Join as an individual and bring your skills to an existing project.  In this highly experiential course, student’s entrepreneurial ideas will undergo […]

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Coast Capital Venture Connection

Venture Connection hosts Venture Prize and Made By SFU, some of Western Canada’s largest entrepreneurial competitions. Many of today’s and tomorrow’s success stories start right here. Coast Capital Venture Connection is the longest-running entrepreneurship program at SFU. We are the university’s flagship, early-stage startup incubator open to students, staff, faculty, and alumni from all disciplines […]

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Affordable Renewable Energy to Remote Communities

Four SFU alumni entrepreneurs are giving used electric vehicle batteries a second life by converting them to clean-energy storage units that can help remote communities inexpensively transition to renewable energy. The increasing global demand for electric vehicles means more electric vehicle batteries will be disposed in the landfill unless they are repurposed. Entrepreneurs Sumreen Rattan, […]

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Textile Sustainability – A Student Project Turned Published Book

Last fall, while wrestling with the challenges surrounding textile sustainability, 15 students in IAT 330 realized where they could make a difference. The interdisciplinary and experiential class, part of SFU’s Make Change Studio program in the Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship, enabled this team of undergraduate students to propose an innovative solution to a real-world problem. “The wicked problem […]

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