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Schulich Startups Opens New Home
Schulich recently opened new office space for Schulich Startups, which leads the development of accelerator/incubator services at our school and helps aspiring and established student entrepreneurs. The new office, located on the 2nd floor of the Dezsö J. Horváth Executive Learning Centre, represents the school's ongoing commitment to fostering an innovative and collaborative startup ecosystem. […]
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BBA Alumna Competes for $1M Grand Prize in Food Waste Reduction Challenge
Schulich alumni-founded company, ALT TEX has been selected as one of six finalists for the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Food Waste Reduction Challenge. The company’s founder, Myra Arshad (BBA’18) has been a leading member of the Schulich Startups community for several years and has been a speaker and guest lecturer for numerous events and Schulich […]
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Students Compete at Together 2023 for $15,000 Prize
The Schulich School of Business has successfully concluded Together 2023, its annual Entrepreneurship Bootcamp and Competition that bridges the innovation ecosystems of Canada and India. Together 2023 was the third edition of the program, supported through an ongoing partnership between Schulich and Startup India (Government of India) and focused on the theme of ‘Self Reliability, […]
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Alum Raises Over $2 Million USD for Startup
The Schulich Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship congratulates RYSE’s hardworking team for raising over $2M USD in their ongoing Series A Community Round so far. RYSE is employing a unique investment vehicle that allows both accredited and retail investors to participate in their funding round. RYSE’s founder, Trung Pham (BBA, '09), credits Schulich for his understanding […]
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Mentorship Program Celebrates Second Cohort of Schulich Founders with Veteran Alumni Mentors
The Schulich Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship celebrates the second cohort of the Schulich Startups Mentorship Program. A bi-annual program, six Schulich Founders receive four months of one-to-one mentorship from veteran Founders and Investors, who are Schulich Alumni themselves. The Mentorship Program is led by Entrepreneur in Residence Cherry Rose Tan. In a continued partnership with […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]

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