SFU launches high-tech entrepreneurship initiative

January 20, 2012

Simon Fraser University has announced it is launching entrepreneurship@SFU, a new high-tech entrepreneurship initiative, with the help of a $210,000 donation from SFU alumnus Ken Spencer and a matching contribution from the BC government. The new Ken Spencer Entrepreneur Incubator, a component of entrepreneurship@SFU, is a competitive academic pathway for third- and fourth-year business and applied sciences students that provides the skills, mentorship, and resources to build innovative ideas and develop successful new ventures. The university will begin with a pilot initiative this year, accepting 20 to 25 students for each of the next 7 years with the goal of producing 6 potential companies or products annually. SFU News Release