5 Ways to Fund and Finance Your Startup

  Whether you are funding or financing a startup, it can be daunting and scary, especially if you have no previous experience. Many entrepreneurs dream of that one angel investor who gives their startup that stepping stone, but in the real world this is not always that case. In truth, there is an abundance of alternatives to get a startup …

Top Accelerators and Innovation Hubs at UofT p1

This will be the first of a two part blog exploring the variety of resources that UofT offers to its students. The University of Toronto provides a plethora of available opportunities for students and graduates to grow and learn about start-ups, here is a highlight of the first four: UTM’s I-Cube Whether it be through their open program, leadership team, …

3 Obvious Marketing Tips That Everyone Ignores

Your marketing is simply an extension of your brand. Every advertisement should be thought of as a contribution to your brand image, which honestly, is one of the only things your customers consider when choosing who to buy from. Take whisky for example. Why do some people choose Jack Daniel’s while others choose Grand Dad or Taylor? Have they tried …

Support for Entrepreneurs at UTM

The immediate support and dedication to prosperous ideas is what students and community members can expect in joining I-CUBE. I-CUBE’s team work space within the Innovation Complex, identifiable by the vibrant green walls and collaborative work support tools, is now home to the first cohort of 15 admitted student teams looking to develop their ideas into Minimum Viable Products where …

Ontario Universities, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Universities and colleges have always been known as the place to develop your knowledge, skills, and become more professional in the hopes of successfully entering the workforce. However, more stories are popping up where founders or cofounders of companies drop out of school or work on a side project while in school. The common theme in these stories is the …

ICUBE Open Program Launches its Applications!

Being part of the Open Program allows you to gain: Access to the staff, faculty and entrepreneur-in-residence for mentorship and advice Access to I-CUBE workshops and programs Free access to MaRS entrepreneur workshops A collaborative peer2peer environment Special consideration for the January 2016 ICE Program Eligibility: Have a co-founder under the age of 30 Working on, or starting a project …

ICUBE Launch

On Tuesday, February 10th the University of Toronto Mississauga celebrated the opening of the I-CUBE accelerator. I-CUBE, located within UTM’s Institute for Management & Innovation, will help student entrepreneurs bring new products to market. It offers business development and commercialization services for students, as well as space for students engaging in entrepreneurial activities. Teams of student entrepreneurs will also be …