Learn about the Seneca HELIX and the Business Model Canvas

November 14, 2017 | Charlene

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Youth between the ages of 18 and 29 who are considering a path in entrepreneurship will want to attend How the Seneca HELIX Can Help Aspiring Entrepreneurs & SMEs, the next in our series of programs hosted by Toronto Public Library's 2017 Entrepreneur in Residence Donovan Dill. Donovan will speak with Seneca HELIX director Chris Dudley about how the HELIX (Health Entrepreneurship and Lifestyle Xchange) can assist budding entrepreneurs in developing their innovative ideas. They will also explore elements of the Business Model Canvas, a strategic management and entrepreneurial tool.

The program takes place on Tuesday, November 21 starting at 6:30 at Fairview Branch, Room 3 on the fourth floor.


Chris Dudley Chris Dudley, Director, Seneca Helix (Health Entrepreneurship and Lifestyle Innovation Xchange)

Chris Dudley has over 17 years of combined corporate business experience. Chris worked as an executive at both Dun and Bradstreet and The Hudson's Bay Company. His MBA completion was a catalyst for him to combine his business and academic experience to partner in a successful business launch. During his business career, he taught a variety of business and management courses at the post-secondary level. In 2002, Mr. Dudley followed his passion for education and accepted a position of Academic Chair overseeing Continuing Education programming at Centennial College. Then in 2007, he became the Academic Chair at Seneca with responsibilities for Business Management full-time studies programing. In 2014, he took on the role of founding Director of HELIX, Seneca’s on-campus entrepreneurship incubator. Chris's educational background includes a College Diploma in Marketing, a Bachelor of Administration and a Master of Business Administration. As Director of HELIX, his role extends beyond operations at Seneca. He is a respected builder of external relationships recently awarded Community Collaborator distinction by Seneca’s regional innovation centre partner ventureLAB.

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