Dr. Sarah Lubik is Simon Fraser University (SFU)’s first Director of Entrepreneurship, promoting the power of, and need for, interdisciplinary teams and commercialization of research to solve wicked problems. She is co-Champion of the Technology Entrepreneurship@SFU program, a lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Beedie School of Business and a researcher in university entrepreneurship, including incubation, spin-outs, commercialization and innovation ecosystems. Her work as been featured in journals such as Long Range Planning, R&D Management and Innovation Management: Policy and Practice.
She has experience coordinating pan-European startup support programs focusing on key areas such as coaching, funding and clusters, is a certified expert business coach and is the co-founder and marketing director of a high-tech startup: Lungfish Dive Systems. Sarah has been named one of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 under 40 and an Innovation Leader by the Government of Canada. She has been noted in BC Business magazine’s Women of Influence issue and been named a finalist for the 2017 YWCA Women of Distinction in Education, Training & Development.
Sarah holds a BBA (honours) from SFU and a masters and PhD from the University of Cambridge.