Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2009/2010
Canadian Excellence

Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship

Executive Director: Steve Farlow, MBA, sfarlow@wlu.ca, ext. 2615
Manager: Victoria Larke, BBA, vlarke@wlu.ca, ext. 2998
Administrative Assistant: Sharline Doss, BA, sdoss@wlu.ca ext. 2841
Office Location: SBE 2210, The Schlegel Centre
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Telephone: 519-884-0710, ext. 2841
General Enquiries Email: schlegelcentre@wlu.ca
Website: www.wlu.ca/eship

The Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship operates within the School of Business & Economics and conducts activities to support academic programs and research in the area of entrepreneurship. The Centre provides students with experiential learning opportunities; supports the entrepreneurial community; and facilitates the incubation of student business ideas.

Key activities for students include: BDO New Venture Competition, which is integrated into the Year 1 BBA curriculum; Entrepreneur-In-Residence; Innovation & Entrepreneurship Speaker Series; Laurier Entrepreneurship Challenge; SIFE Laurier; Student Connections; iGNITION $1K Pitch Competition; LaunchPad $50K Venture Creation Competition; and the Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program in which SBE students, through an academic course, receive professional support and guidance to launch their businesses.

In addition, the Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship has been designated as a CMA Canada Centre of Excellence in Management Accounting for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses.  This initiative is part of a 10-year agreement between CMA Canada and the School of Business & Economics aimed at expanding the boundaries of management accounting and enhancing the competitiveness of entrepreneurial companies in Canada.