Entrepreneurship

Plasticity Sells the Science of Happiness

Posted by on August 11th, 2015

Many great entrepreneurial stories start with a founder ruefully thinking, “There has got to be a better way.” The story of Jim and Jennifer Moss and their company, Plasticity, was borne of the same struggle but is sure to put a smile on your face. Jim was a professional lacrosse player in California, but one […]

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CBC’s Next Gen Den is looking for young, early-stage entrepreneurs

Posted by on August 5th, 2015

Last year, CBC launched an exclusively online version of Dragons’ Den called NEXT GEN DEN. This features a panel of three Dragons who are looking to invest in the next generation of Canadian entrepreneurs. Based on its tremendous success, NEXT GEN DEN is back for a 2nd season. They are looking for early-stage young entrepreneurs (40 years […]

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Cam Heaps (BA ’95) Keeps Steam Whistle Brewing Going Strong

Posted by on July 8th, 2015

Can a Philosophy degree lead to a multi-million dollar business? Cam Heaps might have an answer. In 1998, while talking around a campfire, Heaps and some friends came up with the idea of starting their own brewery. Within a month, Steam Whistle Brewing was incorporated. The company now employs over 100 workers, is one of […]

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Laurier students bring bubble sports to KW and the GTA

Posted by on June 25th, 2015

About a year ago, Laurier students Mandy Gu and Edward Qian started GeeseRabbit, a business that rents out inflatable “zorbs” – giant, transparent bubbles that fit from above users’ heads to just above their knees – used to play sports such as soccer. Gu and Qian got the idea for GeeseRabbit after watching a viral […]

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Maker Expo connects with Laurier’s Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship

Posted by on June 19th, 2015

Maker Expo extends a leaping-high-five to this trio of walking-the-talk entrepreneurship gurus at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship. On Monday of this week, my Maker Expo co-organizer, Cam Turner and I (DW) met up with these folks; the topic of conversation was how we can, for the mutual benefit of all, connect some […]

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Bartesian is Shaking and Stirring up an Industry

Posted by on June 16th, 2015

Bryan Fedorak MBA ’14 and Jason Neevel met as undergraduates and quickly became fast friends, sharing a passion for problem-solving during the day and socializing at night. They graduated – Bryan also completed an MBA at Laurier – and now they’ve started a business that complements their interests. They’re banking on people wanting to mix […]

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First-year Laurier BBA students compete in annual PepsiCo Pitch Competition

Posted by on February 13th, 2015

On Friday, Feb. 6, Wilfrid Laurier University’s School of Business & Economics hosted its sixth-annual PepsiCo Pitch Competition. The competition, which introduces over 1,000 first-year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) students to the ‘art of the pitch,’ features students’ individual two-minute ‘elevator’ pitches for a new business idea. All first-year BBA students participate in the […]

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