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Why Students Choose to Come to Dalhousie University to Become Entrepreneurs and Graduates Stay in Halifax to Launch Their Businesses

Dalhousie University’s Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship is home for two real movers and shakers: Dr. Ed Leach, the Director, and Dr. Mary Kilfoil, the Academic Lead. Ed and Mary have created a collaborative space for students from all faculties to grow as entrepreneurs and innovators. With their Launch Dal programming, Ed and Mary have […]

Local Entrepreneurs from Dal: Callum Mayer

Callum Mayer grew up in the Maritimes and studied at Dalhousie University where he completed his Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Finance. Callum wanted to become an entrepreneur from an early age, especially when he saw the success of local entrepreneurial ventures, such as Pete’s Fr00tique. For his third co-op, Callum undertook an […]

Local Entrepreneurs from Dal: Megan McCarthy

Megan McCarthy is originally from Calgary, Alberta. She did three years of an engineering degree and a stint in the oil and gas industry before relocating to Halifax, NS. Megan completed a Bachelor of Management, Environment, Sustainability, and Society at Dalhousie University where she met Ed while taking one of his classes. Ed encouraged her […]

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Announcing Canada’s Business Model Competition 2015

The Starting Lean Initiative in collaboration with Deloitte, McInnes Cooper, Dalhousie University and the Rowe School of Business is excited to announce they will be hosting Canada’s Business Model Competition (CBMC) again! The event will take place at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia from March 13-14. Student entrepreneurs from across Canada are invited to […]


A Fireside Chat with Steve Blank

“Of course you can teach entrepreneurship, but the real question[…] is who can you teach it to?” “I believe that you can only teach it to the segment of the population who raise their hand and desperately want to learn it” – Steve Blank On Friday, March 14th over 100 entrepreneurs, students, academics, government employees […]


Student Entrepreneurs Compete for Seat at Brigham Young

Media Release March 16, 2014   Student Entrepreneurs Compete for Seat at Brigham Young   A team of student entrepreneurs from Wilfrid Laurier University has won first prize at the second annual Canada’s Business Model Competition held March 14-15 at Dalhousie University’s Rowe School of Business. Canada’s Business Model Competition is the national qualifier competition […]


Panelists for Canada’s Business Model Competition

Dr. Ted Zoller Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies and Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship University of North Carolina Chapel Hill A senior fellow for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Ted Zoller performs research and advises Foundation leaders on entrepreneurship strategies and programs. Zoller was director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Kenan-Flagler […]


Canada’s Business Model Competition: It is almost here!

Please Join us on March 14 – 15, 2014 at the Dalhousie Faculty of Management for the second annual Canada’s Business Model Competition®. Canada’s Business Model Competition® is the national qualifier competition for the International Business Model Competition and is organized by the Starting Lean Initiative, a project of the Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship. […]


Introducing: Steve Blank

As part of this year’s Canada’s Business Model Competition, the Starting Lean Initiative and Dalhousie University are excited to announce that we will be hosting a fireside chat with Steve Blank. This will be held in the Potter Auditorium at the Kenneth Rowe School of Business  at 4 pm on Friday, March 14th . Steve Blank is a […]