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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    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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    Cole Jones of Local Line named a Rock Star of Waterloo

    Posted by on March 16th, 2015

    CyberNorth Ventures made a list of Waterloo’s innovators in idea creation and community support. These 55 entrepreneurial rock stars show the strength of the startup ecosystem in Kitchener-Waterloo.

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    New Game Design & Development Program to Feed into LaunchPad Brantford

    Posted by on March 12th, 2015

    Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford campus will offer a new Game Design and Development degree program in the fall following the recent approval from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The new Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts is a partnership with Conestoga College, where students will take courses from both institutions on campus in […]

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    Waterloo Chronicle Features Paint Nite, a Laurier BBA’s Startup

    Posted by on February 27th, 2015

    Erin Bunting never had formal training as a painter but art has been a private passion of hers for years. “Painting has always been a consistent hobby of mine,” she said. “Of all the hobbies I’ve had, including sports, it’s the one that I’ve always stayed with.” That includes taking some classes in high school […]

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