Stephen Daze is a long-standing, award winning member of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Canada and has worked in four areas of entrepreneurship support: 1) entrepreneurship training for individuals and groups; 2) coaching for start-ups; 3) consulting with institutions and communities on entrepreneurship programming and strategy; and, 4) teaching entrepreneurship at colleges and universities. He keeps his skills fresh as Visiting Professor teaching entrepreneurship in the undergraduate and MBA programs at the University of Ottawa and works with entrepreneurs in the launch of their new ventures. He also currently holds the role of Entrepreneur in Residence at the Telfer School of Management and in 2016, became the Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter Honoree at the School. Previously, he led the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation’s (OCRI) Entrepreneurship Centre as Executive Director leading a team of staff members dedicated to helping entrepreneurs succeed through innovative entrepreneurship programming and services. In the Fall of 2009, Stephen was responsible for the successful reintroduction of Junior Achievement programming back to the Ottawa market and was recognized nationally for the program’s growth in the Ottawa region within the JA national organization and also received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work in youth entrepreneurship promotion.
Stephen graduated from the University of Regina’s Paul J. Hill School of Business and Saint Francis Xavier’s Adult Education Certificate program, as well as the Price-Babson Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators and the Lean LaunchPad (Entrepreneurship) Educators program at Stanford.