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SFU Pathways Conference 2015

April 29th, 2015 by Lucas van Lierop

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:  Riipen is proud to announce that we will be the presenting sponsor of the Exhibitor’s Luncheon at this year’s Pathways Conference.  As a Riipen company, you will have the opportunity to promote your organization and share with the attendees what they should do now to better prepare and market themselves for upcoming opportunities in your company. Read more

SFU Beedie School of Business Presents:

April 24th, 2015 by Lucas van Lierop

Government Support of Business Emergence: Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

Governments support businesses through tax relief, grants, loans, and business support services. In doing so, they can choose to support the preservation of existing assets, or the creation of new assets. New assets are created through the support of business emergence: research that yields new knowledge, innovation that results in new products and services, and entrepreneurship that produces new companies. Prior research shows that business support outcomes depend on company and entrepreneur characteristics; the nature, intensity, and duration of support; and the business environment. But where business support programs are small, timelines are short, or participating companies are pre-revenue or unique, commonly advocated experimental approaches to evaluation may be infeasible. I present an alternative approach and new data that benchmark the results of a diverse range of business support initiatives from Canada, the US, China, and Europe.

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2015 Round 2 Companies Announced

April 20th, 2015 by Lucas van Lierop

We’ve reviewed all 135 entries to the 2015 BCIC-New Ventures Competition, and 134 are eligible to proceed to Round 2.
Take a look at the companies in the running for $300,000 in cash & prizes. Next, these companies get to work on a 6-page business overview, due April 30th. Read more