Stephen Daze

Stephen Daze is a long-standing, award winning member of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Canada.Daze has developed curriculum and taught entrepreneurship since 2001. He teaches entrepreneurship in the undergraduate and MBA programs at the University of Ottawa and has been trained in both the Lean LaunchPad and Babson entrepreneurship educator methodologies. Along with his two decades of experience working with startups and his background in adult education, he is able to successfully teach the principles and practices of entrepreneurship through a mostly experiential approach, whether it be in a classroom or training environment. In the past three years alone, Stephen has taught more than 600 would-be entrepreneurs on start methodologies and best practices.

Meet the Team

Hanan Anis is a professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Ottawa. She holds an NSERC chair in Entrepreneurial Engineering Design and is also the coordinator of entrepreneurship and innovation in the Faculty of Engineering. Her passion is to help students develop an entrepreneurial mind set and start successful businesses. She has been teaching entrepreneurship, design and innovation for many years. Prior to joining the university, she was the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Ceyba, an optical long-haul networking company that employed 250 people at its peak.

Difference Makers Program Coordinator

Professor, and Faculty Coordinator in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Midia is a 4th year Chemical Engineering student and entrepreneur in the making. She became involved with several entrepreneurial programs and competition on campus that inspired her to become the coordinator of the Difference Makers program. She is currently working on building a mobile application that provides support and innovative therapeutic methods to families of autistic children. Midia is also involved with Outreach program that aims to empower Syrian refugees to gain work experience and integration in the Canadian society. She is working on other projects as well that uses 3D printing technology to provide 3D printed prosthetics and filtration system to developing countries.

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Hanan Anis

Midia Shikh Hassan

Dom Herrick Entrepreneur in Residence