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Dear Class of 2018

Posted by on September 29th, 2014

Students of the class of 2018, I hope you find your passion in life. All your dreams can come true if your vision is vivid and your passion is powerful. Greatness awaits. Thank you for the honour of photographing you at the beginning of your first semester. My hope is life goes according to plan […]

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1-2-3… Pitch!

Posted by on September 25th, 2014

As entrepreneurs, we are passionate about our creations.  This passion makes us want to tell the whole world about how great our products or services are.  When it comes to raising capital, we dream that the sheer brilliance of our idea will dazzle investors, and they will reach into their canvas sack of money and […]

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Waterloo family donates $1M to help ‘build Canada’s best business school’ at Laurier

Posted by on September 24th, 2014

The Marsland family has donated $1 million to Wilfrid Laurier University’s School of Business and Economics – half going to the construction of the new Global Innovation Exchange building, and half going toward the Laurier Startup Fund. The donation was made by Larry Marsland, his wife Margaret, son Brad and daughter Melanie. “We pool our […]

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Province invests $3.3m to support entrepreneurship education at Waterloo’s two universities

Posted by on September 18th, 2014

The Ontario government is providing a significant investment in entrepreneurship programming in Waterloo Region that will help the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University support young people in creating new jobs. The Honourable Reza Moridi, Ontario’s Minister of Research and Innovation, today announced a $3.3-million grant to be shared by the two universities in […]

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3 Life Hacks for the Student Entrepreneur

Posted by on September 15th, 2014

The workload of an entrepreneur and the workload of a full time student are solid burdens on their own. Here are 3 life hacks for the student entrepreneur who is ambitious enough to do both. Problem: “I can’t wake up early!” Joining the 5am club or at least waking up earlier helps extract more hours […]

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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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New Venture Service Invests $1.9M in Plasticity Labs

Posted by on September 9th, 2014

Plasticity began as a LaunchPad company known as The Smile Epidemic. They have since graduated LaunchPad, gone on to graduate Communitech’s HYPERDRIVE program, and have now secured a large financing round with Fibernetics Ventures as the lead investor.

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