Essential Scale-up Ingredients: Capital and Talent

Elspeth Murray


Centre for Business Venturing, Smith School of Business, Queen’s University

Dr. Elspeth Murray specializes in entrepreneurship and more broadly in the management of change. She has served as Associate Dean - MBA and Masters Programs since 2012, and has been a professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, since 1996. She also holds the CIBC Fellowship in Entrepreneurship and founded the Centre for Business Venturing. Prior to joining Smith, she worked in industry for 7 years with several firms including IBM and Canadian Tire. In 2002, she co-authored the best-selling book Fast Forward: Organizational Change in 100 Days.

The Centre for Business Venturing (CBV) at Smith School of Business, Queen’s University is a 360-degree network of co-ordinated services and resources that foster new business ideas, and accelerate young business. With a mission to helpinspire, educate and launch new ventures, CBV provides a number of initiatives to enhance the student learning experience, including networking through the Queen’s Venture Network, funded internships and business plan competitions, and Canada’s first student-led venture capital fund,the TriColour Venture Fund.

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