(Sudbury, ON) – On Friday, November 20, 700 high school students will discover how science and technology innovation can be the foundation for running their own business when they meet with local entrepreneurs at the Innovation & Entrepreneurship event hosted by Let’s Talk Science and Cambrian College.
Through interactive presentations, students will learn how young Sudburians became successful in building careers as entrepreneurs. The presentations will be followed by breakout sessions where students will work with facilitators from Let’s Talk Science to brainstorm real-life problems and explore how science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) can be used to create possible solutions.
More than 1.3 billion people are self-employed worldwide. The Innovation & Entrepreneurship event will show students how science, math and technology studies can open doors to a diverse range of exciting careers as an entrepreneur. The event is run by Let’s Talk Science, a national, charitable organization that creates and delivers STEM learning programs for children, youth and educators from kindergarten to grade 12, in partnership with Cambrian College, the Canadian Science and Technology Museums Corporation and MaRS Discovery District. Funding for the event is provided by the Government of Ontario.
WHO: The Entrepreneurs:
Anthony Davis – Owner of Start-up Strategies
Jenny Fortier – Greenhouse Manager for Greenhouses Canada and Owner of Northern Wildflowers
Colin Roos – CEO and Co-Founder of Northern Ontario Robotic Solutions and Equipment (NORSE)
Daryl Dominique – CEO, Designer at CMD Prototyping
WHEN: Friday, November 20, 2015
Interview/Photo opportunities available as follows:
- Innovation & Entrepreneurship Assembly from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
- Breakout Sessions from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Cambrian College Gym
1400 Barrydowne Road
Sudbury, Ontario P3A 3V8
Parking is available
(705) 566-8101, ext. 6375
ABOUT LET'S TALK SCIENCE:
Let’s Talk Science is an award-winning, national, charitable outreach organization that creates and delivers unique learning programs and services to engage children, youth and educators in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The organization strives to prepare youth for their future careers and role as citizens in a rapidly changing world. For more information about Let's Talk Science, please visit www.letstalkscience.ca.
ABOUT CAMBRIAN COLLEGE:
Cambrian College has been a leading postsecondary institution in northern Ontario from the time its first classes were held in 1967. The College has a vibrant community of more than 11,000 full- and part-time learners and offers 80 full-time and nearly 900 part-time courses/programs. It provides programming at three campuses and online, serving a student population that is reflective of the rich diversity of today’s global workplaces.
The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation is responsible for preserving and protecting Canada’s scientific and technological heritage and promoting and sharing knowledge about that heritage. The Corporation and its three Museums – the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum – tell the stories of Canadian ingenuity and achievement in science and technology, and demonstrate how these accomplishments have contributed to the building of our country.
ABOUT MaRS DISCOVERY DISTRICT:
MaRS Discovery District (@MaRSDD) in Toronto is one of the world’s largest urban innovation hubs. MaRS cultivates high-impact ventures and equips innovators to drive economic and societal prosperity. MaRS provides expert advice and market research, and makes connections to talent, customers and capital. MaRS startup ventures have created 6,500 jobs and, in the last three years alone, they have raised $1 billion in capital and generated $500 million in revenue. MaRS Health supports over 250 Ontario-grown health technology startups with connections to capital and help navigating the regulatory and procurement systems in Canada and abroad.