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National Bank Initiative in Entrepreneurship and Family Business

Who we are

Get to know our director and meet our advisory board and scientific committee.

Targeted Research & Grant Funding

The Initiative provides funding for projects dedicated to knowledge creation in the field of entrepreneurship and family business. Since 2015, 17 projects by John Molson faculty have been funded, focusing on diverse topics related to entrepreneurship and family business. See the list of recent research projects funded by the initiative.

National Bank Student Awards and Bursaries

The National Bank Initiative supports research by John Molson undergraduate and graduate students. At the undergraduate level, bursaries are awarded to BComm students who are taking a minor in entrepreneurship. At the graduate level, MSc scholarships and PhD fellowships are awarded to students with an interest in entrepreneurship and family business. 

Calls for proposals & funding

Deadline for all calls is Monday, December 4, 2023 at 5 p.m.

National Bank

The current Entrepreneur-in-Residence is Anie Rouleau, Founder & CEO of The Unscented Company. The Unscented Company, founded in Montreal in 2011, offers exclusively unscented natural home and body products with a sustainable approach at heart. Anie Rouleau holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Ottawa. As a seasoned entrepreneur and executive, Rouleau has extensive experience in manufacturing, distribution and commerce.

Previous Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

  • Charles Bierbrier, founder and president of Bierbrier Brewing Inc.
  • Greg Adelstein, President of iGotcha Media

Upcoming events

Knowledge centre

Researcher-Practitioner Exchange Series

This series aims to bridge the knowledge gap between what is studied in academic research and what is experienced by entrepreneurs in real-life business contexts.

Learn more about this series

Speaker Series

From 2016 to 2020, the National Bank and its partner organizations arranged a series of forward-thinking speaker events that dealt with issues ranging from resources and strategies for start-ups in the COVID-19 context to family entrepreneurship. 

Learn more about this series
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