Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2006/2007
Canadian Excellence

Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship

Executive Director: Steve Farlow, MBA, sfarlow@wlu.ca, ext. 2615
Operations Manager: Victoria Larke, BBA, vlarke@wlu.ca, ext. 2998
Coordinator, Student Connections: Cory Kittel, BBA, ckittel@wlu.ca, ext. 2820
Administrative Assistant: Patrycja Gadomski, BA, pgadomski@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/sbe/schlegel

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 undergraduate students include: BDO New Venture Competition, which is integrated into the Year 1 BBA curriculum; Entrepreneurship Mentoring Program; Entrepreneur-In-Residence; speaker series; ACE Laurier; Schlegel Student Business Operators Association; Student Connections; iGNITION $1K Pitch Competition; LaunchPad $50K Venture Creation Competition; and the Start-A-Business 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.