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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 […]
Schulich Alumni Lands a Dragons’ Den Deal
This past summer, Richa Gupta (MBA ’10) made time in her busy schedule to return to Schulich to speak to prospective students and record an episode of Schulich Startups Podcast with our entrepreneur-in-residence, Chris Carder. “From doing my MBA at Schulich to working at General Mills, I learned a lot about business management,” shared Gupta. […]
Schulich Undergrad’s Startup Lands Funding from Amazon
After competing on The Amazing Race Canada: Heroes Edition as a Season 6 contestant, Joseph Truong (BBA ’17) is continuing to show that he’s unstoppable. Truong is now dedicating his time to VoiceHero, the analytics platform that he and his friend, Jacob Chan, came up with in their university dorm. “We received an Amazon Echo […]
Kellogg-Schulich EMBA Students Win $5,000 Award
Six Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA students, Steven DeCaire, Sarah Jane Flynn, Josefina Harlow, Shajahan Abdul Kader, Alan Sarhan and Denis Tondereau, recently took home the grand prize of $5,000 for the original idea they pitched in their New Venture Design course. The team formed their group based on the skillset of their members, rather than the […]
Kellogg-Schulich EMBA Alum Pays It Forward for Budding Entrepreneurs
Peyvand Melati (EMBA ’18) understands the importance of an entrepreneurial approach to business. Currently the CEO of Micro Interface Design, and a successful entrepreneur and investor, Peyvand has established the Peyvand Melati New Venture Design (NVD) Award. The $5,000 award will be given annually to the winning team of Kellogg-Schulich EMBA students participating in the […]
Co-Founder of WIND Mobile Believes in the Power of Giving Back
Brice Scheschuk, CFO at Globalive Technology, Managing Partner at Globalive Capital. Co-founder and CFO of WIND Mobile hosted a special lecture for our MBA students this month, where he shared the challenges and triumphs he faced while launching the well-known Canadian wireless telecommunications provider, WIND Mobile. WIND Mobile, now known as Freedom Mobile, is Canada’s […]

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