Centre for Research on Community-Orientated Entrepreneurship (CRCE) Launch

This event celebrates the launch of the Centre for Research on Community-Oriented Entrepreneurship (CRCE) which strives to make entrepreneurship accessible.
Benson Honig outside with undergraduate and graduate research students


Date & Time

May 1, 2024
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


The Phoenix Bar and Grill, 1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1




Kaitlin Wynia Baluk


What started as an incubator focused on community-based sustainable entrepreneurship has become McMaster University’s newest research centre.

Join us Wednesday, May 1st from 10:00 am-12:00 pm for the launch of the Centre for Research on Community Oriented Entrepreneurship (CRCE).

Learn more about the exciting research and international community engagement leveraging digital innovation within the field of entrepreneurial support and training. The CRCE will extend the work of a virtual incubator, the Reframery, which strives to make entrepreneurship accessible to everyone. Beginning as a research initiative to help marginalized persons whose careers suffered during the pandemic, the work of the CRCE has now expanded to include newcomer and refugee communities from around the world.

Led by DeGroote School of Business Professor Benson Honig, the CRCE conducts interdisciplinary and partnership-based research that supports small and medium businesses often led by marginalized and/or minority entrepreneurs. The CRCE examines problems creatively and leverages constraints to foster innovative business solutions.

The launch event will include a presentation and conversation with members of the Office of the Vice President Research, the DeGroote Office of the Dean, the research team inclusive of students, and the center’s local and international network.

Complimentary light refreshments will be available.  This in-person celebratory event will be held at the Phoenix Craft House and Grill from 10:00 am -12:00 pm. There is no cost however you are kindly asked to register here:

Registration Link


Learn more about the CRCE by reading the article: Developing Future Generations Of Diverse Entrepreneurs


The Phoenix Bar and Grill, 1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1

(Phoenix Bar & Grill, Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada)


If you have any further questions about the CRCE, you are welcome to email: Javid Nafari at nafarij@mcmaster.ca.

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