SFU Entrepreneur of the Year is made possible through partnerships with organizations that share the same values and vision as we do in supporting aspiring entrepreneurs. Thanks to the invaluable support of these sponsors, SEY is able to foster entrepreneurship at SFU and help student entrepreneurs develop their entrepreneurial initiatives.
To learn more about sponsorship opportunities for the 2015-16 SEY Annual Competition, please contact our External Managers, Gurbishan Khera and Shayla Ghirra at email@example.com.
The Network Hub located in downtown Vancouver, New Westminster, Nanaimo and Whistler Canada offers various options to meet different working styles from hourly workspace rental, coworking, virtual office, mailbox rental, mail forwarding, private office, meeting room and event rental.
Shafik Bhalloo focuses on corporate commercial litigation (multiparty commercial/corporate and securities cases), general civil litigation (prosecution and defense of personal injury, fire and casualty claims, breaches of sale of goods, and real estate contracts and negligence claims against insurance and real estate companies, agents and brokers) and labour and employment law (grievances, collective bargaining, certification applications and employment terminations). Certified in mediation, he counsels in commercial, insurance, labour and employment disputes.
Riverside Banquet Halls is Richmond and Surrey’s largest group of banquet venues, providing a selection of spectacular settings and serving clients from all across the lower mainland. They provide complete end-to-end banquet hall service, including planning, decorating and catering. With over 17 years of experience in the local hospitality market, they’re experts in planning and executing important special events, such as wedding ceremonies and receptions, corporate events, anniversary celebrations, fundraisers, birthdays, and much more.
BLG’s approach to professional and service excellence is based upon personal standards of absolute integrity, unfailing mutual respect and dedication in all that they do for their clients. Maintaining a diverse team is a core value at BLG and they draw upon the strengths of knowledgeable and skilled individuals who represent a variety of viewpoints, experiences, and backgrounds. BLG is an integrated national firm that provides a broad range of legal solutions to their clients with more than 725 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, with some of the best, most experienced and successful legal minds in Canada.
Deloitte is a multinational professional services firm headquartered in New York City. It is one of the “Big Four” and the largest professional services network in the world by revenue in FY2014 and the largest by the number of professionals. Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, enterprise risk and financial advisory services with more than 225,400 professionals in over 150 countries. The company currently has a total of 46 global member firms and in FY 2015, earned a record $35.2 billion USD in revenues.
Deloitte has been ranked number one in consulting by Gartner. In 2015, Fortune magazine ranked Deloitte as one of the 100 “most exceptional” companies and Bloomberg Business has consistently named Deloitte as the best place to launch a career.
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with more than 85,000 employees in offices around the world, The Toronto-Dominion Bank, and its subsidiaries, TD offers a full range of financial products and services to approximately 24 million customers worldwide. TD had CDN$1.1 trillion in assets on July 31, 2015. TD also ranks among the world’s leading online financial services firms, with approximately 10 million active online and mobile customers.
G&F Financial Group has delivered trusted service to its members since 1940. First established under the name North Arm Fishermen’s Credit Union then to Lower Fraser Fishermen’s Credit Union in 1941, the credit union was strictly bonded to commercial fishing and the areas from Whonnock to the mouth of the Fraser River. Gulf and Fraser Fishermen’s Credit Union (operating as G&F Financial Group today) is the ninth largest credit union in BC with 29,000 members, $1.5 billion under administration, and a combined network of 13 branches in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Surrey, Langley, and Richmond.
GradusOne enables high school students, post-secondary learners, and recent graduates to discover options, realize opportunities and focus their career. Through their experience and mentoring, they have encountered thousands of individuals struggling to answer the same question — What’s my next step? They understand that everyone will have their own path to discovering their career. Having the right resources and people to guide you is key, and that’s exactly what GradusOne is here for. By providing access to personalized resources, diverse connections and engaging events, they empower members to take the first step towards their future success.
Q•Media Solutions Corporation is a supply chain services company working with the world’s leading technology companies to provide customers with software, documentation and accessory kits. Q•Media offers a variety of integrated and standalone services including planning and materials procurement, printing, media replication, package assembly and web-based fulfillment and e-commerce solutions.
The BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) is guided by a mission to make BC the best place to grow a tech company. For more than 20 years, the BCTIA has helped to grow our province’s tech cluster to over 9,000 companies that employ nearly 90,000 people, and that now outpaces the resource industry in terms of economic contribution to the province. Their mission is to help tech companies grow, and it is supported by three core values: Paying it Forward, Growing Together, and Supporting the Home Team.
At Vancity, their vision is to redefine wealth. This requires them to think differently about wealth—to re-envision prosperity as something we can only achieve if we are surrounded by and connected to a vibrant, healthy community that is sustainable for the long term. While the traditional banking model focuses on increasing short-term profits for the benefit of shareholders, Vancity’s vision focuses on meeting the long-term needs of its members and their communities. By holding themselves to higher standards of innovation, co-operation and accountability, Vancity is helping to build a wealthier future for all.
Primerica is a Main Street Company for Main Street North America.
Their mission is to help families earn more income and become properly protected, debt free and financially independent. They help Main Street families get the protection they need at a price they can afford, invest for the future and get out of debt. Primerica teaches families fundamental financial principles that aren’t taught in school and we give them an opportunity to build a business and transform their life.
Amazing Florals offers the Greater Vancouver area superior floral arrangements and assortments. Their deep-rooted passion for flowers, along with their dedication to service, makes them the ideal choice for any occasion!