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Innovating with Impact: Building Successful Businesses from Science-based Discovery

Wed, 2016-09-14 05:30 - 19:00
McGill Faculty : 3450 McTavish Street, Ballroom, Montreal, QC , H3A 1Y1
Price: Free with registration

Universities are full of bright, curious individuals asking fundamental questions. What isn’t evident is how breakthroughs are transformed into marketable products and services that combat complex health, environmental, and social challenges.

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Contact: Megan Poss
Organization: Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management
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Source Site: /desautels

How does innovation come to life at McGill?

Wed, 2016-06-08 11:42

Innovation is certainly a buzzword in business media and Canadian policy – but at what point does the buzz transform into action? At McGill, “innovation” is most broadly understood to mean the advancing of public good, either through the development of scientific and technological solutions to market problems, or through novel approaches to meeting society’s pressing needs.

Source Site: /desautels

Minoring in entrepreneurship, majoring in success

Sun, 2016-04-10 20:06

Popular culture loves the mythology of the self-made success, the boot-strapping individual who eschews formal education to blaze a path to success. But, while superstar dropouts can capture our imaginations – think Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg – they are the exceptions, not the rule.

Source Site: /desautels

Minoring in entrepreneurship, majoring in success

Wed, 2016-04-06 09:45

Popular culture loves the mythology of the self-made success, the boot-strapping individual who eschews formal education to blaze a path to success. But, while superstar dropouts can capture our imaginations – think Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg – they are the exceptions, not the rule. Especially in Canada: a study by the Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity, for example, found that nearly 90 per cent of the founders of Canada’s top 250 tech companies are university graduates.

Source Site: /macdonald

McGill Dobson Cup Application is now open!

Fri, 2016-01-22 (All day) - Mon, 2016-02-01 (All day)

McGill Dobson Cup Application is now open!

22 January, 2016 to 1 Feb, 2016

Registration for the 2016 McGill Dobson Cup is open, click here to register your team!

Source Site: /desautels

Suzanne Fortier calls for fostering young entrepreneurs

Wed, 2015-11-25 16:14

University head urges Montreal business leaders to help students fulfill their entrepreneurial ambitions

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations - McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-4201
Source Site: /newsroom

Why this serial entrepreneur finally went back to school

Fri, 2015-11-20 09:41

Nicholas Reichenbach believes in letting the ideas flow.

Similarly, Alexander Kalil, a former portfolio manager in his 70s who teaches at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal, encourages MBA students to take an open-minded approach to business creation.

Read full article: The Globe and Mail, November 16, 2015


Source Site: /desautels

The Most Powerful Entrepreneurs in Canada

Thu, 2015-11-19 11:22

Who’s really calling the shots in Canada? Every year, Canadian Business compiles a list of the Power 50, the dealmakers, financiers, entrepreneurs and CEO whisperers who are shaping the way we do business now.

50. Imran Ahmed
Founder, Business of Fashion 
Built a huge following in a $1-trillion industry

Source Site: /desautels

The Next Page: 5 Things You Need to Know About Starting Your Own Business

Mon, 2015-10-26 11:34

What better way to learn about starting your own business then from someone who’s already done it? Whether you’re lucky enough to have a successful entrepreneur as a teacher, a mentor, or within your network, the advice they can offer is invaluable.

Read more on The Next Page, the School of Continuing Studies' newsletter.

 

 

Making Your Passion Pay

Fri, 2015-08-21 10:32

When British entrepreneur Oliver Proudlock visited France for a ski season he didn’t expect to sell a chalet and begin his start-up journey. Here is his story... 
“I sold a small guest house in the French Alps for a friend a little over half a decade ago and stumbled upon a business model that really worked. I’d begun with a three-bedroom chalet in 2009, perched above the town of Chamonix, offering catered accommodation during the winter ski season and turning into a backpackers lodge once the snow had melted... "

Source Site: /desautels