“The Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE) conference focuses on the diverse approaches to advancing entrepreneurship and driving economic recovery across societal sectors and countries and adopts a comparative and international perspective in addressing traditional topics in entrepreneurship and innovation and technology. Researchers, educators, entrepreneurs, administrators, students, policy makers and all interested in advancing entrepreneurship and small business are invited to participate.”

Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

October 2021

Theme: Driving Economic and Social Recovery: Technology, Entrepreneurship & Innovation


  • Technological innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Skills gaps for small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Policy-related issues in advancing small business and entrepreneurship
  • Supporting and growing small businesses to drive economic recovery
  • Entrepreneurship education and pedagogy
  • Comparing entrepreneurship processes across nations
  • National culture and entrepreneurship
  • Diversity and inclusion within entrepreneurship
  • Social innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship in low income or emerging markets
  • International and transnational entrepreneurship
  • The role of entrepreneurship in economic development
  • Incubators and accelerators
  • The role of government in promoting SMEs and entrepreneurship
  • University-based new ventures and student engagement
  • Sustainable entrepreneurship and innovation with a focus on solving environmental issues
  • Case studies on entrepreneurship and innovation

The Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship has also created the SMEE Review, a business journal for entrepreneurs and managers of small and medium-sized enterprises.