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Centre for Enterprise and Law

Film focuses on young web entrepreneurs

The Centre for Enterprise and Law is hosting a screening of the documentary The Startup Kids, Monday, March 25.

Filmmakers Vala Halldorsdottir and Sesselja Vilhjalmsdottir present interviews with a number of young entrepreneurs—including the founders of Vimeo, Soundcloud, Kiip, InDinero, Dropbox and Foodspotting—in an effort to inspire other young people to start their own companies.

Aspiring innovators get work-out at intellectual property 'boot camp'

If you’ve ever had a health care worker visit you at home, you may be familiar with the seemingly endless reams of paperwork they need to fill out.

James Hush has a great idea to simplify the whole process, but needs a little business savvy to pull it off. That’s why he went to the Intellectual Property Boot Camp, being held this week at the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation.

Discussion to compare copyright issues in Canada and US

How do changing copyright laws affect Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts? What trademark issues might have an impact on an online business? And what laws govern the internet in Canada and the US?

These questions and more are the subject of “The Internet: Copyright, Privacy and Trademark Issues,” a lunchtime discussion at the Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator, noon Friday, January 25.

The free event is open to the public and will consider what the constantly-changing privacy policies of social media sites mean for the consumer.

Engineering students emphasize teamwork in business plan competition

An assignment to create a business plan proved educational in a number of ways, say students in professor Zbigniew Pasek’s second-year course, “Engineering Management and Globalization.”

The students worked in almost 40 teams of three or four to devise a product, set an organizational structure, develop manufacturing, marketing and financial plans, and present the results Thursday to instructors, classmates, and a team of judges from the Centre for Enterprise and Law.

Four-day workshop to provide an overview of intellectual property issues

The Centre for Enterprise and Law invites you to save the date for its Intellectual Property Boot Camp, a workshop providing an understanding of the theoretical and practical principles of intellectual property.

The workshop runs four days, February 19 to 22, on the UWindsor campus. It will feature a number of speakers from the fields of law and business discussing patents, trademarks, commercialization of technology, and other aspects of intellectual property.

Panel to discuss challenges and solutions for family businesses

The challenges and solutions for family business owners in the Windsor-Essex community will be the focus of a panel discussion on Tuesday, November 13, entitled “All in the Family: A Panel on Family Business.”

The discussion, which runs from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Ambassador Golf Club, is hosted by UWindsor’s Centre for Enterprise and Law.

Four successful Canadian business owners and experts will touch on starting a business with one’s spouse, succession planning, starting a family while owning a business and next-generation business challenges.

The speakers are:

Event a chance to network with local engineers

The Centre for Enterprise and Law will host an information and networking event to educate students, faculty and staff on how to start their own businesses.

The free pizza and pop reception runs 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6, in Vanier Hall’s Winclare A.
The event, entitled Evening with an Engineer, will bring two local engineers to discuss their newest patented technology and the successful starts of their own businesses.

All who wish to attend should RSVP to Nicole Sleiman at nsleiman@uwindsor.ca.

Event to launch Centre for Enterprise and Law programs

Speakers and refreshments will mark the launch of the 2012/13 year of programming by the Centre for Enterprise and Law, on Tuesday, September 25, in Vanier Hall’s Katzman Lounge.

The centre’s entrepreneur in residence, Paul Foster, will speak. Founder and CEO of The Business Therapist®, Foster is a coach and advisor for personal and business growth. Using first-hand client knowledge from 30 years of experience, he provides tools and resources for small business owners, business coaching, and entrepreneur mentoring.