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Beedie initiatives to lift next generation of First Nation entrepreneurs

TORONTO, May 29, 2015 -  Nurturing a new generation of First Nation entrepreneurs is a priority for some business schools, donors and aboriginal communities.

The most recent example is a $1.3-million pledge over 10 years from Royal Bank of Canada to fund two initiatives at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business: $1-million to support startups and social ventures in B.C.’s First Nation communities and $300,000 for aboriginal undergraduate and graduate students to pursue entrepreneurship as a career.

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