Technology entrepreneurship@SFU (tech e@SFU) is a high-tech entrepreneurship initiative in partnership with BCIC, Dr. Ken Spencer, Simon Fraser University’s (SFU) Faculty of Applied Sciences and the Beedie School of Business.
Through the tech e@SFU program, SFU’s brightest third and fourth year Mechatronics and Entrepreneurship students are brought together to develop a market-inspired technological product and pitch for the funds to take it from bench-top to market.
Launched in 2012, 30 students in 6 teams have participated, creating business plans, prototypes and working towards securing lead customers. Please visit the e@SFU website for information and details on how to apply.
Ken Spencer has a legacy of supporting entrepreneurs in BC. He is the retired CEO and co-founder of Creo Products. Founded in 1983, Creo grew from a startup to over 4,500 employees in British Columbia, United States, Europe and Israel. It was BC’s largest high technology company with sales of almost $1 billion. In 2005, Creo was sold to Kodak.
Simon Fraser University
Born in 1965, SFU has become Canada’s leading comprehensive university with vibrant campuses in British Columbia’s largest municipalities —Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey — and deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world.