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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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These Innovations Need Business Models

Posted by on November 8th, 2013

In entrepreneurship, it all starts with an idea. As a joint effort between Laurier’s Research Department, the Laurier LaunchPad, Startup Laurier, and Laurier’s Faculty of Science, Research 2 Revenue is an event that gives students a chance to take an idea and run with it! All of these technologies have been developed by Laurier researchers, and they’re [...]

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Laurier Provides Hiring Incentive for Local Companies

Posted by on May 2nd, 2013

In an ongoing pursuit to make it happen, Laurier Research has received funding from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario to create a Laurier-Industry Internship Program! This program provides a great opportunity for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) graduates to develop business and management skills to compliment their technical expertise, while providing [...]

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A KW Experiment: Knocking Down Walls

Posted by on April 18th, 2013

What happens when you stick thought leaders and entrepreneurs from Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Waterloo and Conestoga College in the same room? Kitchener-Waterloo is arguably the best place to start a business in Canada.  With 3 paramount post-secondary institutions in the city, Kitchener-Waterloo has become widely recognized for it’s deep pool of talent from [...]

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How to Win Your Next Pitch Competition

Posted by on April 10th, 2013

It seems like this time of year is always paired with a pile of startup pitch competitions.  Whether it’s the LaunchPad 50K, OCE Social Enterprise Competition, or the Hyperdrive Demo Day, startups are getting their pitches dialed in to take home cash prizes and raise investments.  With all of this competition, how does a startup [...]

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Secrets to Cultivating Successful Habits for Hi-tech Professionals & Entrepreneurs

Posted by on April 5th, 2013

What makes a great entrepreneur great? One thing humans all have in common is that we run off of patterns.  You are a reflection of your habits.  That friend of yours who eats out and plays video games everyday…he or she has habits.  Likewise, a Fortune 500 CEO also has their own distinctive habits that [...]

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