About the Institute
Recognized globally as a premiere resource for entrepreneurship research and education, the Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship serves new business ventures from start-up to succession. Housed within the renowned Ivey Business School, the Institute provides entrepreneurs with the tools, resources and discipline to thrive in a competitive world.
We work at every level - from helping students develop the skills to launch new businesses, to supporting existing entrepreneurs as they take their organizations to the next level. We are also world-renowned for our research in the areas of high growth and entrepreneurial learning.
Research is a key element in providing entrepreneurs with the skills they need to succeed. The Centre serves as a forum for faculty and doctoral candidates to collaborate on research ideas, develop teaching cases and advance manuscripts for publication in leading peer-reviewed journals.
Business families face unique and complex challenges. The Business Families Centre (BFC) helps family-controlled businesses remain entrepreneurial, a key factor in ensuring long-term viability. BFC also helps foster a deeper understanding of the strengths and challenges of the business, the family and the complex relationship that ties one to the other.
The Ivey New Venture program takes entrepreneurs on a journey through the entrepreneurial process - from refining an idea, to developing a business plan and pitching to an external review panel. It's a team-based project that gives students the chance to apply their business knowledge in the development of a commercial enterprise.