BCIC and SFU Want to Create More High-Tech Companies in BC

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A new initiative called Entrepreneurship@SFU has offically launched. Created in partnership with the British Columbia Innovation Council, Simon Fraser University is running the program with the goal of creating more high-tech companies in British Columbia.

Part of E@SFU is the new Ken Spencer Entrepreneur Incubator, which will "unite third- and fourth-year business and applied sciences students and provide them with the skills, mentorship, and resources to turn their innovative ideas into successful new ventures."

Entrepreneurship@SFU will accept up to 25 students each year for seven years beginning this autumn. The program's goal is to "produce six potential companies or products annually" and to "become an important contributor to BC's technology sector generating jobs, revenues and intellectual capital."

Company:
BCIC
Website:
http://www.bcic.ca
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

BCIC encourages the development and application of advanced or innovative technologies to meet the needs of industry in BC. We accelerate technology commercialization by supporting startups and developing entrepreneurs. With our partners, BCIC delivers programs and initiatives that promote company growth, resulting in jobs, increased revenue and economic development in BC. BCIC is a Crown Agency of the Province of... more

Company:
Simon Fraser University
Website:
http://www.sfu.ca
Location:
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Ranked by respected national surveys as one of Canada’s top three comprehensive universities for almost 20 years, Simon Fraser University is named after a famous explorer and known for its pioneering spirit. From the moment we connect with prospective students, until they cross Convocation Mall to collect their degrees, we help them chart their own unique course through numerous interdisciplinary academic... more


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