Stephen Daze is a long-standing, award winning member of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Canada. He currently holds the role of Dom Herrick Entrepreneur in Residence at the Telfer School of Management where he supports student entrepreneurs, delivers experiential programming, and teaches entrepreneurship. He has worked in the field of entrepreneurship support, program development and teaching for two decades, including consulting with colleges and universities on their entrepreneurship strategies. 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.