Events

Nov
15
Thu
Business in a Box, Idea to Reality
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Business in a Box, Idea to Reality @ Cooksville Library  | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada

Want to be your own boss? Have a skill or hobby you want to turn into a business? Discover how to develop your idea, become an entrepreneur, and get support with your venture.

This event is free, registration coming soon!

Nov
26
Mon
Future-Ready? Understanding AI’s Impact
Nov 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Future-Ready? Understanding AI’s Impact @ Great Hall, Hart House | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Artificial Intelligence has made tremendous strides in recent years, and its impact has been felt both inside the university and across society.  Yet despite its successes, there remain significant technical challenges, as well as serious societal and ethical challenges.  Today’s students, across all disciplines, need to be prepared to both take advantage of the opportunities afforded by AI and meet the challenges it poses to us all.  Join us for a discussion on how AI is changing the nature of work during the first Future of Work Speaker Series featuring Sven Dickinson.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Light refreshments provided. Networking opportunities. See Event Poster

 

Jan
16
Wed
Financial Strategy & Forecasting Workshops – Session 1: Where are you now?
Jan 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Financial Strategy & Forecasting Workshops - Session 1: Where are you now? @ ICUBE Co-working space | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada
  • Session 1: Where are you now?
    • What do entrepreneurs need to know about finance? Math is easy for one unit – what
      happens when you scale? The bigger you are, the more complex you get.
    • How to even begin to assess your financial situation? How are you keeping your records?
    • Record keeping options
    • The three financial statements
      o Income Statement
      o Balance Sheet
      o Cash Flow Statement
    • Financial timeline
    • Financial models: budget and forecasts, capital allocation, growth organically/through
      acquisition and raising capital
    • Company stages and company types.
    • Business drivers and costs
    • Growth assumptions and common assumption pitfalls
Jan
23
Wed
Financial Strategy & Forecasting Workshops – Session 2: Where do you want to be?
Jan 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Financial Strategy & Forecasting Workshops - Session 2: Where do you want to be? @ Sheridan College EDGE - Room B290 | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada

Session 2: Where do you want to be?

  • Breakeven analysis: money in and money out.
  • Pricing your product: economical model vs. luxury model
  • Churn
  • Sales quotas and common mistakes
  • Compensation strategy
  • Burn rate
  • Use of funds
Jan
30
Wed
Financial Strategy & Forecasting Workshops – Session 3: How do you get there?
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Financial Strategy & Forecasting Workshops - Session 3: How do you get there? @ ICUBE Co-Working Space | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada

Session 3: How do you get there?

  • Financing options for company stages
  • Examples of lenders/investors in the Canadian Space
  • Meaning of valuation and its methods
    o Market approach: depends on the company.
    o Income-Based Approach: Discounted Cash Flow and example
    o The Venture Capital Method
    o Pre and Post-Money Calculation
    o Score Card Method