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New Global Entrepreneurship Course Focuses on Toronto Tech Landscape
Schulich MBA students, plus exchange students from partner schools, have successfully completed the first-ever ENTR 6905 (Intelligent Innovation Ecosystem Design) course. This course represented a partnership between Schulich’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Schulich’s International Relations office. This year, ENTR 6905 hosted exchange students from Israel, the UK, and Thailand. Cherry Rose Tan, Entrepreneur […]
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Together 2022: Inspiring Social Impact Innovators of Tomorrow
Top Undergraduate and Graduate Students from the Schulich School of Business and the Lassonde School of Engineering competed at TOGETHER 2022 earlier this month. The unique seven-day Entrepreneurship Bootcamp and Venture Competition, hosted by Schulich and Startup India, doubled in size this year – connecting 100 teams of Canadian and Indian student entrepreneurs and innovators […]
Daniyal Dehleh and Arshal Madan - BeTimeful
Schulich Startups ‘BeTimeful’ Launches on Product Hunt to Solve Productivity
How many times have you gone to social media for something specific only to end up down a 30-minute rabbit hole? After being distracted by YouTube’s recommendation videos every time they watched a tutorial for their studies, Daniyal Dehleh (BBA’21) and Arshal Madan (iBBA’21) co-founded BeTimeful to remove distracting features automatically once a person is […]
Master of Management Students Win Award by Tackling Plastic Waste
Five Master of Management students were recently awarded $1,000 for The Bob Elhart Award in the Entrepreneurship and New Firm Creation course. Team SAVON Skin consists of Feeha (Fia) Azeem (MMgt ’21), Anthony Azzarello (MMgt ’21), Stefania Priore (MMgt ’21), Tate Garlough (MMgt ‘21) and Toby Wercberger (MMgt ’21). The team was inspired to create […]
Cherry Rose Tan
#REALTALK Founder Appointed as New Schulich Entrepreneur in Residence
Schulich Instructor Cherry Rose Tan was recently appointed as the new Entrepreneur in Residence with Schulich’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She will now be expanding her role at Schulich by providing guidance to students and alumni entrepreneurs and innovators through the Schulich Startups Advisory Program. “I look forward to supporting and championing our Schulich […]
Jason Basu, David Sherrard, Sweekruth Somaraju, and Benjamin Valliquette
Kellogg-Schulich EMBA Students Pitch and Win with Venture Design Ideas
Kellogg-Schulich EMBA students recently participated in a pitch competition as part of their New Venture Design (NVD) Course. Each year students have the opportunity to participate and win monetary awards for their new business design ideas. “Congratulations to team Dollar Build, a brilliant FinTech solution for the design and construction industry for securing first place,” […]
Andy Hoang (MBA '13) - Aviron
MBA Alum Turns Boring Workouts into Competitive Games
If you’ve ever been on a stationary rowing machine you probably noticed how boring it was, despite the great benefits it provided. Andy Hoang (MBA ’13), Founder and CEO of Aviron Interactive, saw an opportunity to end the tedium by combining High-Intensity Interval Training-styled (HIIT) workouts with gamified content and a competitive spin. Aviron provides […]
Sessional Instructor Stuart Browne (MBA ’09)
Schulich Instructor, Stuart Browne Lands $3.1 Million Investment
Stuart Browne (MBA ’09), Co-Founder and CFO of ChargerQuest, recently raised $3.1M in financing to launch the expansion of its comprehensive public electric vehicle (EV) charging station network. ChargerQuest owns and operates Canada’s most innovative smart electric vehicle charging stations. Despite the pandemic, the company successfully completed its pilot phase in 2020 and plans to […]
Alumni’s Virtual Museum Platform Featured by NY Times and CBS News
During the pandemic, Treasured co-founders, Schulich alumni Vito Giovannetti (BBA’14) and Nikita Varabei responded to heritage organizations across North America impacted by closures. Motivated by the digital transformation to bring collections online, their platform helps create immersive virtual museums designed to give visitors the sense of traveling through a physical building with a floor, ceiling, […]
Khasan Airpov - StylePhotos
BBA Alum Leads Fast-Moving Content for Fast-Moving Fashion
After starting a family business in the clothing sector in 2018, Schulich alumni Khasan Aripov (BBA ’14) and his family faced the struggle of sourcing quality product photography. They discovered that the industry was inefficient and could be improved significantly, for both clients and photographers. Ultimately, they developed a cost-effective approach that allowed them to […]
Joanna Track headshot
Schulich Alumna’s Companies Acquired by Arlene Dickinson
Dragon’s Den judge Arlene Dickinson has acquired two companies founded by Schulich alumna Joanna Track (MBA ’95). The Bullet, a free email subscription service that gives you “a shot” of daily news and Newsworthy Co., digital publisher and content development agency are now part of Dickinson’s group of companies in the food, health and personal care sectors. […]
15th Edition of Schulich Startup Night
Schulich Startup Night Attracts Nearly 700 Registrants
With the ongoing pandemic, the 15th edition of Schulich Startup Night (SSN) took place virtually this month with a pitch competition and fireside chat. This bi-annual event attracted nearly 700 registrants and gave students and alumni an opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of top industry professionals for a chance to win […]

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