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Dr. Francine Schlosser, CEL Director (business), has been working as the Vice-President Programs at the Canadian Conference of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. For the July 2012 Newsletter, please click below:


OCE Discovery 2012

A photo of the LiquidWild teamAmong approximately 3000 attendees, the CEL attended the OCE Discovery 2012 Competition, held May 14-15 at the Toronto Convention Centre. CEL interns LiquidWild Media, Faculty of Law student Sandra Gonzalez, and Masters student Brian Cheung (along with the help of Ahmad Vasel Be Hagh, Jamie Smith, and Project Lead Dr. Rupp Carriveau) competed in various student entrepreneurial competitions. 

Cheung took home first prize ($2500) in the Video Contest, while LiquidWild represented the CEL in the ELP Competition. Gonzalez competed in the Social Enterprise category, where University of Toronto’s Heather Wray was awarded first place with her Rooftop Gardens.

During the event, CEL Co-Director Dr. Francine Schlosser took part in what is now the Guiness Book Of World Record’s “World’s Largest Business Mentoring Event”. Twenty rounds of three-minute, one-on-one sessions allowed Dr. Schlosser the opportunity to offer insight to many entrepreneurs on areas such as startup (concept, development and launch), growth (sales and financing) and commercializing research.

The event was an overall success for CEL members as well as the Office of Research Services, who manned a booth and provided information on their programs to attendees. We’re looking forward to next year’s event!

To view the winning video, click below!

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The CEL has become a large part of the entrepreneurial community in Windsor-Essex County and has been featured in many news articles not only within the area, but around the country. To read about the Centre for Enterprise and Law in various news and magazine articles, please click on the following links.

The Windsor Star: "U of W Students To Aid Local Entrepreneurs"; August 2011

The Daily News: "Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Being Developed With New Provincial Funding"; August 2011

The Daily News: "Designs Symbolize Community Outreach of Centre for Enterprise and Law"; June 2011

The Daily News: "Conference to Highlight Research Into Entrepreneurial Outreach"; May 2011

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council: "Research-Based Program Helps New Canadians Start Up in Business"; Spring 2011

View: "The Centre for Enterprise and Law: Kick Starting Dreams"; Spring 2011

Biz X Magazine: "The First Annual CEL Business Plan Competition"; April 2011

The Windsor Star: "Business Plan Winners Named"; March 2011

The Windsor Star: "Entrepreneurs to Pitch Startup Ideas"; February 2011

The Daily News: "Competition Offering Prize Money for Top Business Ideas"; January 2011

The Daily News: "Combined Business-Law Course Takes Top Honours at National Entrepreneurial Conference"; November 2010

The Daily News: "Recycled Clothing Store Gets Motivational Boost from Entrepreneur Development Grant"; September 2010

The IP Marketing Blog: "Program Helps Young Entrepreneurs Lay Foundation for Success"; July 2009

The Daily News: "UWindsor Researchers to Support Immigrant Entrepreneurs"; May 2008


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