Virox Future Forum 2011 a success with top Sheridan Faculty of Business students
Demographics and Entrepreneurship were the main focus of the recent Virox Future Forum 2011 hosted by the Sheridan Faculty of Business and created and sponsored by Randy Pilon, President & CEO, Virox Technologies Inc. This year’s Virox Future Forum featured two diverse speakers – Sean Wise and David Foot who collectively brought a message of a future that will demand graduates to create their own new jobs and develop new markets that do not currently exist. All of which will require business graduates to learn new skills of corporate self-awareness and sustainability, a keen sense of demographics, to be practiced with a large dose of the daring and an entrepreneurial spirit.
Business Administration – Finance graduate and extreme athlete, Trevor Bodogh, a Bike Trials professional, brought his unique style to the Virox Future Forum with a dash of extreme sports mixed with a message of entrepreneurial spirit as he demonstrated his skills on a Trials bike and as a business speaker. This was Bodogh’s third appearance at the Virox Future Forum. During the first Future Forum, Trevor Bodogh was a student in the audience and by the time the Forum had ended he had successfully planned an audition with the Dragon’s Den and solidified plans to further his business with personal appearances at several extreme athletic events in Canada and the United States.
Master of Ceremonies, AM640 Broadcaster and Sheridan Faculty of Business professor, Lou Schizas brought his Happy Capitalism message to the student audience, underscoring the need for new business graduates to be aware of opportunities for growth and development in the marketplace. Lou Schizas is also known as the Money Guy on the John Oakley show on AM640
Featured speaker David K. Foot, author of Boom Bust and Echo spoke to a rapt and attentive business student group about the use of demographics, with particular emphasis on rising and falling birth rates, to accurately predict the demographic group who can most influence sales of current and new products. More
“Keeper of the Dragons” on the popular CBC Television series Dragons Den, spoke at length on strategies to successfully seek capital funding as an entrepreneur and the function of the entrepreneur in future business. Wise spoke to Sheridan business students about how to make an “elevator pitch” – a pitch of your business venture of no more than 2 minutes capturing all the essential information including what you will do and what you need from a venture capitalist.