Startup Canada Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year Award

Dr. Mary Kilfoil |Academic Lead, Dalhousie University’s Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship

Winner of the 2014 Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year Award Dr. Mary Kilfoil is the Academic Lead for the Starting Lean Initiative powered by Dalhousie Univeristy’s Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship. Mary has also launched a campus-wide course in innovation and design thinking open to students from all faculties. Since launch, the Starting Lean Intiative has been a resounding success! More than half of the students have gone on to secure funding and take the next step towards launching their venture. Outside of the classroom, Dr. Kilfoil works with students interested in ventures with high-growth or high-impact potential and supports students in entering and succeeding at Model Competitions, Innovation Courses, Startup Weekends, and pitch events. Dr. Mary Kilfoil has inspired a generation of entrepreneurs inside and outside of the classroom.

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