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Friday, November 27 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
The Role of Post-Secondary Institutions in Building Ontario’s Entrepreneurial Class

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Organized by the Ministry of Research and Innovation

As the innovation agenda grows globally, so does the need to ensure that entrepreneurship is strategically embedded into post-secondary institutions. Post-secondary institutions in Ontario, and across the globe, are offering an increasingly wide array of programs, services and resources to help young entrepreneurs explore options of starting their own technology-based business. Many of these initiatives have helped transform the entrepreneurial culture of their institutions, across all faculties and disciplines. This session will discuss the strategies adopted by post-secondary institutions to break down barriers and make on-campus entrepreneurship activities a strategic priority

Moderators
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Bill Mantel

Assistant Deputy Minister, MEDEI/MRI
Bill Mantel is the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Research, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Division serving both the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation and the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure. In this role, Bill oversees the delivery of a number of key ministry programs and initiatives focused on supporting Ontario’s research excellence, commercialization networks, and entrepreneurial... Read More →

Speakers
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Dr. Tony Bailetti

Director, Technology Innovation Management, Carleton University
Dr. Tony Bailetti is the Director of the TIM program at Carleton University, Ottawa. He holds a faculty appointment in both the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering and in the Sprott School of Business. | His areas of expertise include: i) Technology entrepreneurship; ii) Sustainable growth of technology companies; and iii) Technology, product and service commercialization. | | Dr. Bailetti is the founder of Lead To Win - an award... Read More →
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Steve Farlow

Lazaridis School of Business & Economics
Steve Farlow is the founding Executive Director of The Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo Ontario. He recently became the Interim Executive Director, Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises focused on the key issue of scaling and growing emerging technology companies. He brings his own entrepreneurial background to support student’s education in entrepreneurship. The... Read More →
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Deepak Gupta

Director for Applied Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Services, Centennial College
Dr. Deepak Gupta is the Director for Applied Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Services at Centennial College in Toronto. As part of his portfolio, Dr. Gupta oversees the award-winning Centre of Entrepreneurship, which has helped nearly 3,600 individuals launch businesses with a 97% startup success rate since its founding in 1987. Dr. Gupta led Centennial to become the only individual college in Ontario to found ACCEL, a campus-linked... Read More →
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Francine Schlosser

Professor and Director, Research and Interdisciplinary Learning, Entrepreneurship, Practice, and Innovation Centre (EPICentre) University of Windsor
In her roles as Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Odette School of Business and Director, Research and Interdisciplinary Learning at the University of Windsor’s Entrepreneurship Practice and Innovation Centre (EPICentre), Dr. Schlosser has worked with other faculties to develop an entrepreneurial culture on campus. Her research and collaborations with University of Windsor’s Law and Engineering faculties and the Office of Research... Read More →
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Abdullah Snobar

Executive Director, DMZ at Ryerson University
Abdullah Snobar is the Executive Director of the DMZ at Ryerson University, responsible for the strategic direction and continued growth of the DMZ. | | Abdullah joined the DMZ in 2014 as the Director of Community and Business Development. In that role, he established and led the team responsible for increasing and strengthening connections with industry and corporate leaders, with a dual focus on local and international outreach, resulting in... Read More →


Friday November 27, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Ballroom A/B (ground floor)

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