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Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship

Institute Buzz: Building on a strong foundation

  • Eric Morse
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  • Oct 31, 2017
Institute Buzz: Building on a strong foundation

After the quiet summer months, the rush of fall and the start of a new school year is a welcomed change to the Ivey Business School.

The 2016-17 year was one of expansion for Ivey Entrepreneurship, both with our programs and events in-house, as well as new initiatives with our Western partners. With strong foundations in place, we look to build upon these initiatives in the coming year. You can find out more in the latest edition of our Annual Report.

Fall also marks the beginning of the New Venture Project, which is the capstone of entrepreneurship education at Ivey and an opportunity for students to work on a potential venture with the support of experienced entrepreneurs-in-residence. This year, we have 27 HBA student teams and a record 16 MBA teams in the program. Furthermore, with the addition of the Western Accelerator last year, each of these teams has the opportunity to compete to access this new pathway to practice.

This January, we will host the 20th edition of Canada’s premier graduate business plan competition with IBK Capital Corp. The weekend will also stage the 2nd Spin Master – Ivey HBA Business Plan Competition, which is open to undergraduate entrepreneurial teams from across Canada. The weekend will surely be an exciting entry for the year, please contact us if you would like to be part of it.

Lastly, we are looking forward to celebrating a decade of Pierre Morrissette’s leadership with Ivey Entrepreneurship on March 1, 2018. The Toronto-based event will not only be a terrific opportunity to look back at ten years of progress but also an opportunity to share our vision for the next ten years of entrepreneurship at Ivey and Western. We will forward more information on the celebration soon.


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