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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  • Entrepreneurship

    3 Startup Tips from an Experienced LaunchPad Mentor

    Posted by on November 13th, 2014

    There is no shortage of smart people in the KW startup ecosystem. As a mentor and supporter of Laurier’s LaunchPad program I’ve had the opportunity to engage directly with some of the regions best minds as they look to attack a market, solve a customer problem or make the world a better place. I am […]

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  • Entrepreneurship

    What does it take to build the next big thing?

    Posted by on November 10th, 2014

    Through my experiences as an undergraduate student I’ve seen the two sides of the student spectrum. On one hand, through amazing programs like LaunchPad, I’ve spoken to students who wake up hustling and trying to build the next big thing. On the other hand, I’ve spoken to students who are lost. They have big dreams […]

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  • News and Updates

    Laurier receives $500,000 social entrepreneurship grant from J.W. McConnell Family Foundation

    Posted by on November 7th, 2014

    Wilfrid Laurier University has been selected to receive a $500,000 grant from the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation to support social entrepreneurship and the creation of social innovation zones at its Waterloo, Kitchener and Brantford locations. The three-year donation, which is granted under the foundation’s RECODE program, will supplement Laurier’s academic programs in social entrepreneurship by […]

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  • Innovation

    Getting More Done in a Day

    Posted by on November 6th, 2014

    Do you ever look at some of your most successful colleagues and wonder, “How do they do it all?”  When your friends tell you of their latest endeavor, do you catch yourself thinking how they find time for sleep? While you’re trying to figure out if their days can possibly have as many hours as […]

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  • Entrepreneurship, Marketing

    The Impact Equation

    Posted by on November 3rd, 2014

    We get it- social media is powerful. What we don’t get is how to harness its power and customize it to each of our businesses. Far too often it feels like the most popular social media strategy is to throw a bunch of stuff at the wall and hope something sticks. In other words, many do […]

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    Slaying the Hydra: Managing startup business risk

    Posted by on October 30th, 2014

    All businesses are inherently risky, but none are more risky than an untested startup. Business analysts discuss at great lengths the relationship of risk versus reward. Actuaries, accountants and investors have attempted to turn the analysis of risk into a definitive and empirical science. While great strides have been made in reducing the uncertainty in […]

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  • Entrepreneurship, Innovation

    How Do You Test a Niche Market Without Spending?

    Posted by on October 28th, 2014

    I’ve always had a compelling need to go fast on anything with 2 wheels.  Especially if it involved doing this on dirt.  I’ve never really understood why, but for longer than most readers have been alive, I’ve been going down trails as fast as I can on coaster bikes, motorcycles and mountain bikes. I left […]

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