I+E Speaker Series





Founded in 2003 by the Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship, The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Speaker Series provides students and the broader Laurier community with the opportunity to network and hear directly from world renowned professionals and entrepreneurs on topics related to innovation and entrepreneurship. It has been designed to complement classroom learning, offering perspectives from people who have seen it all.

Speakers have included:

  • Jim Balsillie, Co-CEO, Research in Motion
  • Ben Barry, Founder, Ben Barry Agency
  • Real Bergevin (BBA ’86), Founder & CEO, Transcom
  • Jeff Braun, Chairman & CEO, Maxis
  • Rick Brock, Chairman, Brock Solutions
  • David Ceolin (BBA 89), Founder, Digital Cement
  • David Chilton (BA ’95), Founder & President, Financial Awareness Corporation
  • Jim Clemmer, Founder, The Clemmer Group
  • Todd Finch (BA ’87), President & CEO, Vizible Corporation
  • Derek Hayden (BBA ’89), COO, Alydar Capital LLC
  • Cam Heaps (BA ’95), Founder & President, Steam Whistle Brewing
  • Dennis Kavelman (BBA ’93), COO, Desire to Learn
  • Andy Macaulay (BBA ’80), Founder & President, Zig Communications
  • Alexander Manu, Founder & Director, Beal Institute for Strategic Creativity
  • Mark Moses (BBA ’87), Founder, Platinum Capital
  • Razor Suleman (BBA ’98), Founder & CEO, Achievers