Achievements and Recognition

The founders are very involved in their community and have received recognition for their work through awards and invitations to speak.

Monica Kreuger
President & CEO, Global Infobrokers Inc.

Community Involvement & Leadership

Chair of Entrepreneurship Council, Enterprise Saskatchewan; Past Chair of Assistance to Local Leadership Immigrant Employment Advisory Group; Community Partner and Mentor for the Canadian Youth Business Foundation; Past Board Member of the Business Mentorship Institute of Saskatchewan; President of the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce; Past Chair of the Professional Advisory Board for the U of S chapter of the student run Students in Free Enterprise club;

Past Treasurer of the Saskatchewan Intercultural Association; Past Vice President and Past Chair of the Professional Development Committee of the Saskatoon Chapter of the Business and Professional Women Club; Past Chair of the Saskatoon Chapter of the Children’s International Summer Villages; Member of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, Investor with Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority, Member of the Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship; Mentor with the Raj Manek Mentorship Program; Member of Cold Lake, Bonnyville, and Lac La Biche Chambers of Commerce; Member of the Internaitonal Education Committee, Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration.

Education

  • Masters of Business Administration, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, 1995
  • Bachelor of Arts, Honours, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, 1978 Major: Sociology with a focus on Criminology

Recent Awards

  • 2011 Consumers Choice Award for Business Woman of the Year
  • 2010 Nominee for Athena Award Business and Professional Women Saskatoon Chapter
  • 2009 Finalist for Business Leader of the Year in Saskatchewan
  • 2009 Nominated for RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year
  • 2008 YWCA Woman of Distinction in the Entrepreneurship Category
  • 2008 Most Supportive Business Advisory Board member of the year for ace Canada.
  • 2008 Top Ten Women of Influence in Saskatchewan
  • 2007 Canadian Youth Business Foundation Community Partner of the Year
  • 2007 Most Supportive Individual for ace: Saskatchewan (Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship – national network of student run clubs)
  • 2006 Named one of 100 Reasons 100 People for Saskatoon's Centennial

Brent Kreuger
Vice President, Global Infobrokers Inc., 
Principal, Praxis International Institute

Teamwork & Community Involvement

  • Member of The Saskatoon Club
  • Member of Craik Sustainable Living Project
  • Member of Rivergreen Eco Village – an eco friendly live work space in Saskatoon
  • Facilitator for design charette with Rivergreen Eco Village during design stages
  • Member of CISV (Children’s International Summer Villages) Saskatoon Chapter recently returned from volunteer project in Colombia
  • Member of the YMCA
  • Past Vice-President/President of the Saskatoon Young Entrepreneurs Association
  • Past Vice-President and President of Spadina Childcare Co-Operative

Conferences and Papers

  • Presenter to Entrepreneurship Class in Babson College, Massachusetts, USA 2010
  • Keynote speaker, Entrepreneurship Education Conference, Mumbai, India 2009
  • Speaker, Entrepreneurship Education Conference, Germany 2009
  • Presented a workshop on Entrepreneurship as a Career Option at the International Council on Small Business – Halifax, Canada 2008
  • Facilitator for a workshop on Green Entrepreneurship at the MIT Global Startup workshop – Madrid, Spain – 2008
  • Presented a workshop on Cross Cultural Entrepreneurship at the MIT Global Startup workshop – Trondheim, Norway – 2007
  • Presented at the MIT Global Startup workshop – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 2005
  • Presented a paper on the constraints of using text based models for distance learning at the 2004 Distance Education Technology Symposium in Banff.
  • Presented a paper on recognizing client learning styles at the Distance Education Technologies Symposium, 2004
  • Presented a paper on introducing entrepreneurship into the public school system at the National WestCast educational conference, 1996
  • Presented a brief to the National Task Force on Childcare, 1986, Saskatoon

Education

  • Masters of Distance Education, Athabasca University, Athabasca, Alberta, 2008
    Areas of specialty: adult education; entrepreneurial training; distance learning
  • Bachelor of Education, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 1995:
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Toronto, Ontario, 1984
    Major: Film and Photography. 

Awards

Top ten Canadian finalist for the Dell Small Business technology award 2008

Graduates of the Praxis School of Entrepreneurship have also provided many testimonials, only of a few of which are below:

 

Efren Pereira

“Praxis has allowed me to open and run my dream business.  I really couldn’t have opened my recording studio without their program and guidance. Thank you so much Praxis!”

Efren Pereira Jr., Star Lab Recording

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Candice Zimmerman

"Praxis School of Entrepreneurship was an unbelievable opportunity for me. I dreamed about starting a business for years but once I started the program, I was open within 6 months. The support offered was fantastic!"

Candice Zimmerman,
Sunday Morning Organic Salon and Spa

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Kara Brekke

“Praxis assisted me in learning as well as developing and enhancing prior skills and knowledge. I became aware of many different aspects of business that deserved recognition.”

Kara Brekke, Great Canadian Oil Change