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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, […]
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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 […]
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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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Schulich Partnership with City of Toronto wins EDCO Award of Excellence
The Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) Award of Excellence is a well-established program that recognizes outstanding economic initiatives and individuals in the Province of Ontario. Recently the City of Toronto and Digital Main Street were awarded the EDCO ‘Innovation in Community Resiliency (Urban)' for their ‘ShopHERE’ program at the 64th annual Evolve ON Conference & Showcase. Last year, […]
TOGETHER 2021 Ignites Student Entrepreneurs in India and Canada
Schulich School of Business and Lassonde School of Engineering partnered with Startup India to kick off TOGETHER 2021, a seven-day virtual Entrepreneurship Bootcamp and Venture Competition earlier this month. Backed by global organizations, leading entrepreneurs and top venture capitalists, 250 student entrepreneurs from India and Canada formed teams and were challenged to come up with […]
Schulich Launches Entrepreneurship Bootcamp and Competition with Startup India
Schulich is partnering with Startup India to launch TOGETHER 2021, a 7-day Entrepreneurship Bootcamp and Venture Competition from January 4th to 10th, 2021. The initiative will bring together 100 student entrepreneurs in India, 150 graduate students from Schulich and 25 students from the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University - mentored by 100 leading […]
14th Schulich Startup Night: Virtual Excitement
With the ongoing pandemic, Schulich Startup Night (SSN) took place virtually this month, with a pitch competition and fireside chat. This bi-annual event gives students and alumni an opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of top industry professionals for a chance to win a $5000 cash prize. Chris Carder, Schulich’s new Executive Director of […]
13th Schulich Startup Night Goes Virtual
For the first time ever, Schulich Startup Night (SSN) took place virtually on Zoom this month. The pitch competition was scheduled for early afternoon and a fireside chat followed in the evening. The bi-annual event attracted nearly 150 students, alumni and industry professionals and gave students and alumni an opportunity to pitch their business ideas […]
Schulich Startups Connect CCLCB MBA Students with Remote Internships
MBA in India students taking the Schulich Graduate Diploma in Culture, Communication and Leadership in Canadian Business (CCLCB) will soon begin remote internships through 21 breakthrough firms, connected by Schulich Startups. Students will work on key projects 40 hours per week, all remotely due to COVID-19. "These remote internships will unlock incredible learning opportunities for our […]
Schulich Startup Night Attracts 300 Attendees
The 12th edition of Schulich Startup Night (SSN) attracted nearly 300 students, alumni and industry professionals yesterday. This bi-annual event gives students and alumni an opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of top industry professionals for a chance to win a $5000 cash prize. Chris Carder, Schulich Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Schulich Startup Night […]

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