Innovative Business Panel

February 20, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Summit Centre, Seminar Room 213, SE14, Library, BCIT Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Ave
Burnaby, BC V5G
BCITSA Entrepreneurial Services


Innovation, if simplified, can be described as finding a different and better way to solve problems. When faced with a problem, it takes a creative mindset to turn the situation on its head and envision a solution. This event will feature business leaders and innovators who, rather than accepting the status quo, found a way to see things differently. These creative leaders each saw ways to disrupt markets and challenge the prevailing wisdom, proposing unique solutions to long-standing problems. Hear directly from successful innovators how they came up with their ideas, how their creations are changing the game, and how you can tap into their innovator’s mindset to generate your own results.

This session will help you understand:

  • – How to think like an innovator
  • – Habits and characteristics of successful innovators
  • – Why innovation is important to both organizations and entrepreneurs
  • – What leaders can do to foster innovative cultures in their organizations, and
  • – Actions you can take to be an innovator

About the Entrepreneur Panel Series:

The Entrepreneur Panel Series is open to all students and alumni and provides an opportunity to hear the unique perspectives of entrepreneurs in an open and engaging forum. Each panel event will focus on a different topic, and whether students/alumni are interested in being entrepreneurs or superstar business leaders in their industries, they will be able to take part in the discussion. Each panel session will consist of 3-4 panelists with a wide range of experience, sharing their successes, challenges, and advice. All panel events also include networking over pizza!


As the partnership with the BCIT Student Innovation Challenge, students who attend five or more BCITSA Entrepreneurial Services events earn a “Business Basics in Innovation” Certificate of Completion. To learn more about the Student Innovation Challenge, visit: