Entrepreneurism thriving in the prairies

I had the invigorating experience of spending today (Saturday, January 21st) with the next generation’s brightest University of Saskatoon graduate and undergraduate students (http://bit.ly/hi8wHH).

This morning’s i3 Workshop challenged 16 teams to express their ideas as opportunity based businesses plans. We worked through establishing a value proposition, segmenting markets and prioritizing the endless things that tug on an entrepreneur’s time.

In an afternoon talk to engineering students, I shared examples of excellent agility our portfolio company entrepreneurs have demonstrated in the past year, and talked about the how world class innovative companies can be built anywhere today.

Sanj Singh and the W. Brett Wilson Centre for Entrepreneurial Excellence are doing an excellent job inspiring passion for true innovation across multiple schools.

I believe the most important thing we need to do to foster innovation economies in addition to the resource based one we’re so fortunate to be born into is influence our next generation business leaders.

I’m proud to have been asked back to support the program again this year.

Video review by Global News at http://bit.ly/gLpxDp

http://www.facebook.com/pages/W-Brett-Wilson-Centre-for-Entrepreneurial-Excellence/161795279088

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