This workshop series is designed to help early-stage ventures create a comprehensive pitch to gain investors’ attention and ultimately funding.
Many new ventures need to access external sources of funding to effectively build their product and enter the market. This workshop will help you to understand how to create a powerful pitch that you can use to engage investors.
The instructor is Portia Asli – a thought leader, 4-time entrepreneur and engineer having built businesses from the ground-up in healthcare wearables, online education, digital marketing, and advisory services. She has 10+ years of leadership & management expertise in: bringing new innovative ideas to market, building and managing high-performing teams, negotiating for optimal resources, bootstrapping resource-constraint businesses for success, closing ambitious B2B deals, establishing digital marketing strategy for B2C revenue stream and building exceptional partnerships across sectors to meet a shared agenda.
Portia is passionate about creating entrepreneurial ecosystems where emerging leaders can build sustainable and scalable businesses. She has coached over 200 startup founders across diverse sectors (FinTech, EdTech, CleanTech, IoT, AR/VR, Food, e-Commerce, AgriTech, Health) on investment strategy, product-market fit, lean product development, customer acquisition, B2B/B2C sales and online/offline marketing strategy. She has been a speaker on startup related content at conferences hosted by USAID, the Asian Development Bank, featured on a live TV talk show and authored entrepreneurship articles for the Cambridge University.
Take part in a workshop where you will develop a sustainable business strategy that creates value for people and planet.
You will examine the ecosystems and identify potential systems change. You’ll learn how social enterprises expand the thinking beyond a single bottom line. We will start with the lexicon and quickly move into real examples that will change your perspective on what’s possible. Bring your ideas for a social enterprise and we’ll see if they can be turned into a sustainable business with social impact.
When: Thursday, February 28th, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: University of Toronto Mississauga campus. Exact room location TBD
Facilitators: Cindy Ross Pedersen, Executive Director, The Agency, a hub for social innovation at U of T, theagencyuoft.ca
If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact Chris Kim, Entrepreneurship Librarian, email@example.com, or Catherine Fournier Boulianne, Institute for Management & Innovation Liaison Librarian at Mississauga campus, firstname.lastname@example.org
InStage is for employees or students who routinely speak in-person to customers or colleagues.
They recreate these interactions in a VR training simulation where they can practice, get performance feedback and try again.
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- New Product Pitch + Q&A
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