The Starting Point Entrepreneurship Conference, which is now under way at the Sobey School of Business at St. Mary’s University, has released the following press release:                        

Joey Adler to Address Starting Point Conference                       

Can the world be changed through Entrepreneurship? The focus of the Starting Point Entrepreneurship conference is to foster innovation while encouraging students to ‘think big’ and consider the economic, social and environmental implications of a business – a new way of thinking!

With the support of the Sobey School Business Development Centre, the Starting Point Student Entrepreneurship Conference will bring together post-secondary students from universities and colleges across Canada to hear from extraordinary speakers, learn from experts in their field, and win money for their businesses.

The conference will take place February 17th - 19th, 2016 at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Activities of the conference will explore this year’s theme, “Change the World through Entrepreneurship”. 

February 19th, 2016 – Keynote Speaker Joey Adler

Ms. Joey Adler is an innovative entrepreneur and humanitarian seeking to reinvent the business of philanthropy through ground-breaking sustainable models. As a former President and CEO of Diesel Canada Inc. Joey’s keen understanding of the Canadian marketplace and her entrepreneurial savvy helped grow the brand into one of the most recognizable and sought after fashion labels in the country.

Joey's vision and personal experience lead her to start ONEXONE and IRII.

A “full-time social entrepreneur”, will be ready to inspire next generation of entrepreneurs at her Keynote Speaker Event!


Starting Point Student Entrepreneurship Conference

WHAT:     The Sobey School Business Development Centre (SSBDC) at Saint Mary’s University is pleased to host the 2nd year of Starting Point Student Entrepreneurship Conference for entrepreneurial students from post-secondary institutions across Canada.

WHO:      The Starting Point Student Entrepreneurship Conference is organized with financial support from the Government of Canada through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s (ACOA) Business Development Program.

WHEN:    Friday, February 19th, 2016 – Keynote speaker

WHERE:  Scotiabank Theatre, Sobey Building, Saint Mary's University

WHY:       We know that we need more people starting and running successful small businesses in order to keep NS thriving. The Starting Point Conference builds upon the SSBDC’s past successes with entrepreneurship programs. In the last 5 years alone, it has engaged more than 3,300 businesses; and has provided opportunities for more than 4,500 students to be engaged in curricular and extra-curricular activities.

About the Sobey School of Business Development Centre (SSBDC)

The Sobey School of Business Development Centre (SSBDC) is an organization focused on business development within Atlantic Canada and beyond. Our staff is committed to enhancing the prosperity of our communities by providing assistance to businesses and non-governmental organizations in research, planning and implementation. With our access to Saint Mary’s University faculty, staff and students, we are able to provide expert opinions and approaches, while offering innovative and cost-effective solutions.

Over the years, the SSBDC has helped thousands of organizations of all sizes from a variety of sectors, develop solutions. As a division of the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University, we believe that the development of great leaders, whether students, business owners, or managers, is key to maximizing organizational success.