While pursuing his BBA in Finance & Economics as a Williams Scholar, Sam co-founded Pericles Asset Management, the first for-profit student-run venture capital fund in Canada. He also co-founded ACE*Bishop’s and ACE*Bishop’s Consulting where he worked with small businesses helping raise capital, advising acquisitions, restructuring financials, and developing growth strategies. From 2004 to 2006, he was Chairman and Portfolio Manager for the Financial and Technology sectors in the Seed Portfolio at the Williams School of Business.
Sam has been awarded numerous prizes for his academic and entrepreneurial achievements, including the Undergraduate Prize in Economics, The University Prize in Business (Finance), The B. Fellows Memorial Award in Business, and The Brian H. Fripp Award in Entrepreneurship.
He has also been awarded the Student Leader of the Year Award by Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship.
Samuel received an Assistantship to attend the 2006 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and was captain of the world championship team at the Network of International Business School’s case competition in Oslo, Norway.