CanadianSME Small Business Podcast

Empowering Innovators: Insights from Chris Dudley

Episode Notes

This fascinating episode of the CanadianSME Small Business Podcast features Chris Dudley, the Director of Industry Engagement and Entrepreneurship Initiatives at Seneca Polytechnic. With a rich background spanning over four decades in corporate business, entrepreneurship, and academic administration, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. As the founding Director of HELIX, Seneca’s entrepreneurship incubator, he has played a pivotal role in guiding and nurturing the entrepreneurial talents of students and SMEs. His academic achievements, including a Diploma in Marketing, a Bachelor of Administration, and an MBA, further augment his credibility as an expert in the field. This episode delves into Chris's insights on launching startups, the role of incubators like HELIX in fostering innovation, what sets HELIX apart in the Greater Toronto Area, and the impact of HELIX on Seneca’s students and the community.

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We've gained invaluable insights into the innovative spirit of HELIX, its distinctive approach to fostering entrepreneurship, and its significant impact on students and the community under Chris Dudley's guidance. These learnings underscore the importance of nurturing entrepreneurial talent and highlight the role of academic institutions in shaping future business leaders.

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