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Learn more about how Brad Katsuyama (BBA ’01) is taking his business, IEX to the next level

Posted by on September 1st, 2015

Katsuyama and the small group who joined him in founding IEX Group took on high-frequency trading, or HFT, with a cleverly engineered speed bump that slows down all incoming orders just enough to defeat most latency arbitrage strategies. But what IEX is really marketing is something less tangible and more fundamental: a fairer market.

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2014 PepsiCo Pitch Competition Recap

Posted by on February 12th, 2014

The PepsiCo Pitch Competition is an annual event that challenges first year students to develop a 2-minute elevator pitch for a new business idea that they’re working on in class. All first year BBA students perform their pitch to their lab class and teaching assistant to get a grade, and then two students from each lab […]

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Students! Show off your startup at the Laurier Entrepreneurship Competition

Posted by on January 15th, 2014

It’s that time of year again: the Laurier Entrepreneurship Competition is back! Brought to you by Laurier Innovation + Entrepreneurship, Startup Laurier, and The Nicol Foundation, the Laurier Entrepreneurship Competition (LEC) is the perfect opportunity for student entrepreneurs to show off their stuff. The competition has 3 parts to it: The applications  – startups apply to […]

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Think marathons are tough? Try Building a Business in 24 Hours.

Posted by on November 21st, 2013

For those of you who have started your own company, you understand the unavoidable challenges we all face. Even the smoothest of smooth up-and-coming startups face hurdles- that’s just the nature of the game. For a moment, imagine taking all of the inherent challenges when starting a company and amplify them significantly. Imagine bringing together […]

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2 Ways to Embrace Obstacles

Posted by on November 11th, 2013

As an entrepreneur I encounter many obstacles and I’ve learned that the best way to overcome them is to embrace them. Here are 2 pieces of advice I have on my approach to embracing obstacles. #1 Although you see obstacles, visualize success. It’s not about what’s in your eyesight but what’s in your mindset. It’s […]

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Wise Words: A Kickstarter Project

Posted by on November 5th, 2013

“Why don’t we just build our own?” This simple phrase has been the starting point for thousands of companies, and nothing has changed for the three guys behind Wise Words, a brand new Waterloo design project that launched on Kickstarter this morning at 10am. Jordan Bishop, Michael Gagliano, and Josh Nezon formed a friendship around […]

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Startup Chats Starting Monday Oct 28!

Posted by on October 24th, 2013

Big things happen in small groups. Our Startup Chats bring talented entrepreneurs and experts to our campus to teach practical skills and provide insights on topics focused around building and growing a successful business. Attendees typically leave with life lessons, practical knowledge, and (sometimes) prizes. Simply show up to any of our dates, become a […]

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