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CMA Innovation Centre - Government Support of Business Emergence: Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
May 06, 2015to May 06, 2015
Abstract
Governments support businesses through tax relief, grants, loans, and business support services. In doing so, they can choose to support the preservation of existing assets, or the creation of new assets. New assets are created through the support of business emergence: research that yields new knowledge, innovation that results in new products and services, and entrepreneurship that produces new companies. Prior research shows that business support outcomes depend on company and entrepreneur characteristics; the nature, intensity, and duration of support; and the business environment. But where business support programs are small, timelines are short, or participating companies are pre-revenue or unique, commonly advocated experimental approaches to evaluation may be infeasible. I present an alternative approach and new data that benchmark the results of a diverse range of business support initiatives from Canada, the US, China, and Europe.
 
Date:
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Time:
2:00pm – 3:30pm Presentation & QA
Location:
Segal Graduate School
500 Granville Street, Vancouver
Room 2800 (2nd floor)
Inquiries:
Please contact beedie-events@sfu.ca
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Beedie brings you Big Ideas in Business
June 05, 2015to June 06, 2015
Big Ideas in Business
Exclusive to graduate and undergraduate alumni, we’re inviting you to return to Beedie for two days of intense learning. Come and be taught by our outstanding faculty. Brush up on what you’ve missed since graduation and revisit the classroom. For some, experience firsthand the MBA curriculum in the topic areas of strategy, innovation and sustainability. 

June 5 and 6, 2015
Segal Graduate School
500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 1W6
 
 Friday, June 5, 2015
 8:00am - 8:45am  Registration and Light Breakfast
 8:45am - 10:45am  Welcome and Keynote: Disruptive Technology  Blaize Reich
 10:45am - 11:00am  BREAK
 11:00am - 1:30pm  Business and Technology  Jan Kietzmann
 1:30pm - 2:30pm  LUNCH
 2:30pm - 4:00pm  Innovation Exemplars  Elicia Maine
 4:00pm - 5:30pm  For all the noise they make, do shareholder activists create value?  Jan Simon
 5:30pm - 6:30pm  RECEPTION
 Saturday, June 6, 2015
 8:00am - 8:45am  Light Breakfast
 8:45am - 10:45am  Entrepreneurial mindsets and prototyping: experimenting, learning and reshaping  Ian McCarthy
 10:45am - 11:00am  BREAK
 11:00am - 1:00pm  Sustainability - Why it matters and what to do about it  Stephanie Bertels
 1:00pm - 2:00pm  LUNCH
 2:00pm - 4:00pm  Creating value through strategic innovation - The search for 'Blue Oceans'  Michael Parent
 4:00pm - 4:15pm  Conclusion/Wrap-Up

Cost: $750.00 CDN (early bird extended until April 24)
$975.00 CDN (after April 24)

Cancellations: For a full refund of your registration less $50.00 administrative fee, you must cancel your registration no later than May 15, 2015. No refunds for cancellations after May 15, 2015.

Inquiries: beedie-events@sfu.ca

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