Creating a collaborative experiential ecosystem to build bridges for student success

Dave Thomas | Simon Fraser University
Dana Stephenson | Riipen

Presentation | Tuesday, May 7 at 10:45 am – 12:00 pm | LIB 317

Dave Thomas, Lecturer and Mentor-In-Residence, at The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University, partnered with the educational technology platform Riipen in a 3rd-year Strategic Marketing course in 2018. Students were connected through Riipen with five companies across Canada and undertook these activities as assignments for the course. Dana Stephenson, Co-Founder and Director of Industry Partnerships at Rippen and a recent winner of BC Business Top 30 Under 30, started his entrepreneurial journey at the University of Victoria. Combining talents with a few of his peers at graduation, he launched Riipen, an online educational platform that enables schools to provide meaningful project-based experiential learning at scale.