The Small Business Accelerator (SBA) is a program that helps entrepreneurs and provides free online expert library assistance, industry information and access to secondary market research help. We actively seek partnerships that align with our interest to help BC businesses succeed.

The SBA and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre are proud to support Fundica’s 2014 Funding Roadshow which gives entrepreneurs working on an innovative product will get the chance to pitch their business to a panel of angels, VCs, banks, and government organizations. Entrepreneurs will individually pitch in a closed setting to funders in order to:

  • Receive candid feedback on their pitch and business model
  • Meet experts who provide one-on-one tips for their business
  • Follow-up with funders and potentially get funded

For more information go to the 2014 Funding Roadshow webpage or to register, click here.

Bruce_KingmaWhat do iSchool programs in entrepreneurship and innovation look like?  From 2007-2012, there was a transformative shift in education at Syracuse University and in the iSchool at SU.  Entrepreneurship and innovation became a signature of the campus and the iSchool.  During this period 165 programs in entrepreneurship and innovation were developed including new curriculum, centers, corporate and community partnerships, and support services for students, faculty, veterans, and community members.  Programs emphasized experiential education by helping students to start new for-profit or nonprofit ventures, or by enabling students to innovate at their job or internship.  Professor Kingma’s talk  explores the programs in entrepreneurship and innovation education in the iSchool at Syracuse University.  This talk is part of the School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies (SLAIS) colloquium series.

Biography of the Speaker

Bruce Kingma is an economist, academic entrepreneur, and the Dodson Visiting Professor in the iSchool at UBC this fall.  He is also a professor in the iSchool and in the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University.  From 2007-2012 Kingma served as the associate provost for entrepreneurship and innovation at Syracuse and the principal investigator for the $3 million Kauffman Campus Initiative (KCI) grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.   He is also a researcher on the LIBValue project exploring the return on investment of academic libraries. Kingma was awarded the Leavey Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education (2011) for the Raymond von Dran Innovation and Disruptive Entrepreneurship Accelerator.  He was awarded the Sloan Consortium Award for Excellence in Online Teaching and Learning (2006) and the American Distance Education Consortium National Award for Excellence in Distance Education (2008) for the Web-based Information Science Education Consortium.  He is the editor and author of Academic Entrepreneurship and Community Engagement: Scholarship in Action and the Syracuse Miracle (Edward Elgar, 2011).

Wednesday, October 16, 11:30 pm – 12:30 pm, Dodson Room (Rm 302), Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

The David Lam Library recently subscribed to three years of access to three modules from McGraw-Hill’s ebook library

  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management (30 titles)
  • Finance & Investing (134 titles)
  • Leadership & Management (99 titles)

Many of the books are useful as introductory texts. Users can read full-text content online, as content cannot be downloaded.  Printing is available, one page at a time, for the first 10% of the book.

Once you connect to the database you can browse or search for books, as well as register to access personalized features like note-taking and bookmarks.

We currently have two trials running of databases with market research content for business planning:

EBSCO’s Entrepreneurial Studies Source
http://resources.library.ubc.ca/1736/ offers users full text for more than 125 key periodicals, 135 reference books, numerous case studies, thousands of company profiles and over 600 videos with transcripts and related articles

Proquest Entrepreneur
http://resources.library.ubc.ca/1742/ includes scholarly journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings. The database also offers a full toolkit of practical guides, templates, forms, sample business plans.

Please submit your votes to the feedback forms on the trial resource pages, or directly to Aleha McCauley.

Trials will run through the month of June.

UBC users have trial access to Entrepreneurial Studies Source, an EBSCO database, until May 31.

This database offers full text for more than 125 key periodicals, 135 reference books, numerous case studies, thousands of company profiles and over 600 videos with transcripts and related articles from the Harvard Faculty Seminar Series and Vator.TV, one of the world’s largest social network sites for high-tech entrepreneurs.

Subjects covered in the database include:

  • Business Planning
  • Communications
  • Innovations
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Product Development
  • Raising Capital
  • Risk Taking

Click here to access the database and access the feedback form.

The David Lam Library just received a new video on entrepreneurship and social networking from season 2 of CBC’s Fortune Hunters. Facebook Factor: Social Networking for Profit looks at how entrepreneurs use social networking sites like Facebook to generate income. This 20 minute DVD examines the experience of Mike Tan, whose TeamPages helps amateur sports leagues manage their teams online.

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