written by
Kat Ennis

Our Big Hairy Audacious Goal

Entrepreneurship Featured 1 min read

Submitted by Virginia Barlow and Kat Ennis

Have you ever set a Big Hairy Audacious Goal1 (BHAG) for yourself?

For a runner, a BHAG might be crossing the finish line at their first marathon.

For an entrepreneur, a BHAG might be taking their innovative idea, creating a thriving business and turning their dreams into reality.

BHAGs definitely take determination, hard work, creativity and drive. There is a long list of smaller goals that need to be met in order to complete a BHAG. One thing’s for sure, it helps to surround yourself with a team who can guide, support, and cheer you on your way.

For entrepreneurs and industry partners, that’s where Georgian College’s Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (RIE) department comes in. Our mission to Educate, Inspire and Activate means we work with individuals like you to start, grow, or scale your business. Through mentorship, educational programming, networking events, or grant funding, we can give you the tools you need to make your BHAG a reality.

We’ve got one too …


That’s why we’ve launched our YouTube channel Bernick Online. There you’ll find engaging and powerful content that will educate, inspire, and activate you.

Coffee Talks – entrepreneurs discuss their challenges and successes

Knowledge Buffet - a sneak peak at working with our mentors

The COLAB – engaging webcast for research, innovation, and entrepreneurship

Lunch and Learn – research and change making ideas shared by faculty

RISE 2021 – curated playlist for highlights from our annual RISE event (Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Entrepreneurship). RISE 2021 turned into an epic, virtual experience where over 600 participants from 10 countries around the world came together to “Rise Today for Tomorrow.” We explored the impact of the pandemic on all facets of society while also looking ahead to what the future might bring. Now you can RE-RISE and enjoy all the sessions, showcases, and keynotes.

Take a moment to visit, hit SUBSCRIBE, and share it with your friends.


1 Collins, J. (n.d.). BHAG. Jim Collins - Concepts - BHAG. https://www.jimcollins.com/concepts/bhag.html.

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