Innovation

Making it as an Introvert in the Business World

Posted by on September 11th, 2014

List the qualities of successful CEOs. Undoubtedly the list will contain: outgoing, energetic, well-spoken. Naturally, extroverted people are the ones we propel to leadership positions. Extroverts make it seem like they’ve got it all together, or if they haven’t, their personable attitude allows you to trust them to figure it out. Now why is that? […]

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Alumnus takes over the internet with mystery crowdfunding

Posted by on July 17th, 2014

$9 will get you… something. Jordan Bishop (BBA ’13) is running a campaign on Crowdtilt and asking for your blind support. He mysteriously says that it’s “something you will give to someone else” and “you can easily use at least 12 of these within the next 12 months”. There will be 24 unique SKUs to choose from […]

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Has Elon Musk started an intelligence revolution?

Posted by on June 26th, 2014

The greatest inventions have the power to change modern human history and they all start with two things in common. Revolutionary innovations have inventors and, more importantly from the perspective of making money, a 20-year exclusive legal rights document protecting the invention’s intellectual property – a patent. Recently, the course of patent history changed as […]

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Should Student Startups Put Ideas Last?

Posted by on May 29th, 2014

Since 2006, Canadian Universities have been launching student startup incubators at an accelerating rate. In the future, recruiting student entrepreneurs will become more competitive and university startup programs will need to determine ways to attract the right talent. Just look at the programs that have been popping up: With all of this competition, a Canadian University […]

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Dave Inglis Speaks to Communitech About ‘Sobering Up’ Startup Founders

Posted by on April 3rd, 2014

In a frank and thoughtful blog post on March 17, Inglis – who these days works as an instructor and community co-ordinator with LaunchPad in the Communitech Hub – wrote about how the “liquid courage” of emotion can cloud an entrepreneur’s objectivity and increase the odds of failure. Anthony Reinhart caught up with Inglis in the LaunchPad this week […]

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4 Reasons Why Every Entrepreneur Should Be Rock Climbing

Posted by on March 21st, 2014

“Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.” — Doug Larson As entrepreneurs we are constantly searching for a leg up. That little piece of market information we didn’t have before, a line of code that gives us a hold over the competitor, or simply […]

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Laurier Alumni Team Brings Rock ‘n’ Roll to KW

Posted by on March 11th, 2014

When people hear of “School of Rock”, they often think of the 2003 Jack Black movie of the same name. Although not affiliated, the concept is similar: teaching kids to play instruments as a group, so that they can rock out on stage in front of a live audience. School of Rock is an international […]

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