Source: SFU News Release | January 22, 2014
Simon Fraser University (CIEC Academic Member) has joined the entrepreneurial incubator initiative established last year by Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone and the Bombay Stock Exchange Institute. The BSEI–Ryerson–SFU Accelerator Program India is a 5-year agreement that allows for collaboration in several areas, including “accelerating the development and commercialization of innovative research and new technologies in India and Canada and providing opportunities for entrepreneurship education, training and development.” Through the agreement, start-ups will gain financial support and mentorship opportunities and students will be able to take advantage of internships and co-op positions. “We are excited to partner in this ground-breaking initiative which will benefit young entrepreneurs and their innovations in both Canada and India,” said SFU President Andrew Petter.
TCS Insights: By working together with the BSEI and Ryerson University, SFU joins a group with the goal of making research faster to do and easier to distribute. With different positions available to students, this group will allow students on opposite sides of the world to expand their minds through work, while providing mentoring and financial backing.