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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 […]
Schulich Alumni Awarded Canada’s 2019 Top Developer 30 Under 30
Evoke, one of the largest developer conferences in Canadian history, took place last week in Toronto. A non-profit initiative, presented by Havas Canada & Plastic Mobile and sponsored by Microsoft, it brought together a community of developers, inspirational figures and aspiring industry experts for thought-provoking debates and discussions on today’s technology. To shine light on […]
Company Founded by Schulich Students wins Top Startup Award
A startup company that is significantly lowering the cost of indoor air filtration took top prize in an annual York University competition for entrepreneurs. Three finalist teams in the competition, whose members all graduated from York University’s LaunchYU Accelerator program, were judged on their ability to take their venture to market and scale. The winner […]
Schulich Start Up Night Winning Team 2019
Another Successful Schulich Startup Night
The 11th edition of Schulich Startup Night (SSN) attracted nearly 300 students, alumni and industry professionals last week. This bi-annual event staged in collaboration with the Lassonde School of Engineering 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 […]
Schulich MBA Fuels his Startup Idea with A.I.
Ali Khalili (MBA ’16) realized how inconvenient it was to have to rely on a fob or key to gain access into his condo’s garage. Using his background in software engineering, he designed a parking management software solution using License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology for residential and commercial parking lots. This advanced technology uses Artificial […]
Schulich Entrepreneur Switches Career Gears
Five years ago, Mike Smith (MBA/JD ’11) decided to turn down a job offer with Stikeman Elliott to be an entrepreneur. With the help of his friend, they launched a small bicycle company called, No. 22. The name represents titanium in the periodic table – the strong and lightweight material from which the handmade bicycles […]
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Executive MBA Channels Entrepreneurial Spirit
The Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA is ever-responsive to industry demand. The course New Venture Design (NVD) was created to give students the ability to see, create and evaluate new business opportunities, and the ability to innovate continuously in today’s fast-paced business environment. “The NVD course is the result of our ongoing efforts to keep the program […]
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AI Takes Over Schulich Startup Night
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are driving innovation in today’s business landscape. And at the 9th Bi-Annual Schulich Startup Night, it was AI companies Nugget and PurPicks that took home top honours in each category. The Dragons Den-like pitch competition gives Schulich and Lassonde School of Engineering students and alumni the opportunity to present their […]

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