INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP VIDEOS

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    Kirby Schlegel (MBA ’03): Exit Strategy

    Kirby Schlegel (MBA ’03): Exit Strategy

    Laurier MBA alumnus (’03), and Founder & Chairmen of Schlegel Sports, Kirby Schlegel, talks about his experiences developing an exit strategy and some of lessons he’s learnt as a result.

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    David

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    Ray DePaul (MBA ’94): Mentorship

    Ray DePaul (MBA ’94): Mentorship

    Laurier MBA alumnus and former President & CEO of RapidMind Inc., Ray DePaul, shares his experiences with mentorship as an entrepreneurship, and some of the valuable lessons he has learnt along the way.

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    David

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    Rahul Raj (BBA ’97): Mentorship

    Rahul Raj (BBA ’97): Mentorship

    Laurier alumnus (BBA ’97), Founder of MealExchange, and Director of Sustainability & Merchandising Innovation at Walmart.ca, Rahul Raj, shares some valuable advice about how to take full advantage of your mentorship opportunities. Rahul also shares some great insight and strategies to help evolve your mentor-mentee relationship into a mutually beneficial life-long friendship.

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    David

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    Cam Heaps (BA ’95): Sales

    Cam Heaps (BA ’95): Sales

    Laurier alumnus (BA ’95), and Co-Founder of Steam Whistle Brewing, Cam Heaps, talks with us about how valuable it is to focus on building strong relationships with your customers when it comes to sales. Cam believes these relationships are what allow you to fully understand what your customers needs are, which ultimately enables you to […]

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    David

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    Olga Pawluczyk (MBA ’07): Strategy

    Olga Pawluczyk (MBA ’07): Strategy

    Laurier MBA alumnus and President of P&P Optica, Olga Pawluczyk, shares some of the biggest lessons in strategy she has learnt running her own business, and how important it is to be flexible to change.

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    David

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    Ryan Smolkin (BBA ’95) – Poutine Dynasty

    Ryan Smolkin (BBA ’95) – Poutine Dynasty

    Courtesy of the Laurier Department of Communications, Public Affairs & Marketing Laurier alumnus Ryan Smolkin (BBA, ’95) talks about his poutine dynasty, and what he believes are the best ingredients for entrepreneurial success. To read the full interview with Ryan Smolkin in Laurier’s Campus Magazine, please visit: www.wlu.ca/CampusMagazine

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    Victoria Larke

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    Mentorship – Cam Heaps (BA ’95)

    Mentorship – Cam Heaps (BA ’95)

    Steamwhistle co-founder Cam Heaps (BA Hons ’95)  explains how mentorship plays a role in entrepreneurial success.

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    Ryan Burgio

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    Financing E*Trade Canada – Colleen Moorehead (BBA ’81)

    Financing E*Trade Canada – Colleen Moorehead (BBA ’81)

    Colleen Moorhead (BBA ’81), Founder and former President of E*Trade Canada, discusses the financing of E*Trade Canada in its early years.

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    Victoria Larke

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    David Ceolin (BBA ’89) – Do’s & Don’ts When Approaching Investors

    David Ceolin (BBA ’89) – Do’s & Don’ts When Approaching Investors

    Entrepreneur in Residence David Ceolin (BBA, ’89) shares three things he’s learned when approaching potential investors.

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    Victoria Larke

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    Sourov De on Work-Life Balance

    Sourov De on Work-Life Balance

    Laurier Alumnus, Sourov De, shares his experiences with achieving an optimal work-life balance.

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    David

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    Laurier alumni’s startup Bonfire featured by CBC

    Posted by on May 14th, 2015

    Flatt is a grad of Wilfrid Laurier University, as is Andrew Wilgar, the company’s director of customer relations. The university is now among Bonfire’s clients “Before, in our old system, we had essentially a booklet that was handwritten, people had to get basically big binders full of requests for proposals that came in,” said Tracey Ens, the manager of procurement services for […]

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    Mike Lazaridis and Ontario government contribute $35m to create world-class management institute at Laurier

    Posted by on April 24th, 2015

    Renowned business executive, technology entrepreneur and philanthropist Mike Lazaridis has pledged $20 million to Wilfrid Laurier University to create a management institute that will enhance business programs and support the growth of a globally competitive technology industry in Canada. The Ontario government is providing $15 million to support the initiative, as announced in Thursday’s provincial […]

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    LaunchPad startup Local Line one of six Canadian companies attending international business competition

    Posted by on April 22nd, 2015

    Laurier LaunchPad startup Local Line will be one of six Canadian quarterfinalists attending the prestigious International Business Model Competition (IBMC) held at Brigham Young University from May 1-2. Local Line is an online platform that connects chefs with a “menu’s worth” of local food – and therefore local farmers – in their communities. IBMC competitors […]

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    WLU Entrepreneurs Nominated for WOW Awards

    Posted by on April 14th, 2015

    WOWtheworld™ – Waterloo Region is an Annual Recognition Event that celebrates women, men and youth doing extraordinary things, often making a difference in the lives of others. While there are other organizations within Waterloo Region that recognize people for their outstanding achievements, WOWtheworld™ is unique. In addition to recognizing individual women, men, and youth for […]

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    Laurier Student Launches Online Bicycle Brokerage

    Posted by on April 8th, 2015

    At the start of a stint working for a downtown Toronto data analytics company, Wilfrid Laurier University economics student Giorgio Delgado, an avid cyclist, faced a problem. He desperately wanted to make use of the city’s bicycle share system to travel the 10 kilometres to and from his workplace.  “If you go to Toronto and […]

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    Imminy wins $3,000 at Conestoga College Pitch Day Competition

    Posted by on March 27th, 2015

    On March 24th, TESI & Laurier LaunchPad startup Imminy joined Conestoga College students from various Centre for Entrepreneurship programs in pitching their business ideas to Michael Wekerle of CBC’s Dragon’s Den, and other community leaders. Robert Saavedra, cofounder of Imminy, won $3,000 in the Technology Enabled Social Innovation (TESI) Category at the first ever Conestoga […]

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    Laurier LaunchPad’s Crio Water Lands 30K in SmartStart Funding

    Posted by on March 24th, 2015

    Crio Water, an early-stage company involved in Laurier’s LaunchPad program, has netted $30,000 in funding from Ontario’s SmartStart Seed Fund. The fund, delivered through Ontario Centres of Excellence, provides up to $30,000 in matching funds to entrepreneurs in Campus-Linked Accelerator Programs. Crio Water’s patented reverse-osmosis technology optimizes the volume of water utilized during the filtration […]

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