Dr. Brent Mainprize
Assistant Professor; Entrepreneurship
Bachelor of Education, University of Saskatchewan; MBA, University of Victoria; PhD, School of Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
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- Entrepreneurial Business Plans
- New Venture Creation
Brent Mainprize is an educator and entrepreneur. He has held entrepreneurial management positions in the telecommunications high tech sector and continues to balance academic and new venture pursuits. Brent has secured venture capital as an entrepreneur; and as a management consultant, he has helped high-growth companies secure large private equity placements, prepare for acquisition, and develop a variety of financial models and marketing solutions. He has created several business plans for entrepreneurial clients that have attracted angel investors, venture capital, and bank financing.
Brent holds an MBA from the University of Victoria with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and new venture start-up. He also holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia.
Mainprize, B., Dorofeeva, N., & Hindle K. (2009). Venture Intelligence: How smart investors and entrepreneurs evaluate new ventures (2009 Ed.). Canada.
Mainprize, B. & Hindle, K. (2007). The Benefit: a well-written entrepreneurial business, plan is to an entrepreneur what a midwife is to an expecting mother. Journal of Private Equity, 11(1), 40-52.
Hindle, K. & Mainprize, B. (2006). A systematic approach to writing and rating entrepreneurial business plans. Journal of Private Equity, 10(2), 7-22.
Mainprize, B. & Barry, B. (2007). The Ben Barry agency: Changing the face of fashion. In Solomon M.R., Stuart, G.W., Smith, J.B., Charlebois, S. & Marando, M. (2007). Marketing: Real People, Real Decisions, Third Canadian Edition. Toronto, ON: Pearson Education Canada.
- Dr. Gerry Kelly, Outstanding Teaching Award, Royal Roads University
Outstanding Student Award, Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology (Melbourne, Australia)
Supporting Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurs
To introduce more aboriginal youth to the idea of individual entrepreneurship, Dr. Brent Mainprize piloted an entrepreneurship camp for Nisga’a youth. “It’s
an exciting time in First Nation’s history,” says Mainprize, assistant professor, entrepreneurship at UVic Business. “Through the treaty process they are gaining control of their land, natural resources and money, and with that comes all sorts of entrepreneurial opportunities.”
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