Events

Jul
24
Tue
Startup Experience League Orientation 2
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Startup Experience League Orientation 2 @ ICUBE - Maker Space

ICUBE’s Startup Experience League Program is designed to support a diverse range of undergraduate students and seed and early stage startup companies.

It is comprised of four levels, all with their own co-curricular record (CCR) component. The first three levels involve volunteering with ICUBE and participating in events, and the highest level of the program includes a paid five-week work placement with a start-up company.

Upon completion of the program, students will receive a notation on their CCR record, and an ICUBE Entrepreneurship Certificate.

Launch Lunch – Startup Experience League
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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ICUBE is hosting a lunch for the launch of it’s Startup Experience League (SXL) Accelerator Program on the 24th of July!

The SXL Program is designed to help ventures at the ideation and scaleup stages by providing resources and training to validate business ideas, build towards a minimum viable product through training, mentoring and networking, as well as providing cash investments, grant access, endorsements, coaching and more!

Join us to kick off the new program and meet the people behind this year’s impressive roster of startup talent.

Aug
21
Tue
Founder’s Roundtable – PR & Media by Khaled from Insauga
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Founder’s Roundtable is an exciting peer exchange session of experience and insight into founding, building, and running a startup.

There is a topic and special guest for each session who kicks off the conversation. Naturally, they will demonstrate significant experience and expertise in the areas of entrepreneurship and business leadership. Learn, listen, and share the challenges and opportunities that are unique to your experiences as founders.

ICUBE is hosting a Founder’s Roundtable event for program members of the ICUBE Accelerate program, with special guests Khaled & Ashley from Insauga!


Khaled Iwamura is the founder of Quickbite News that consists of Insauga.com, Inbrampton.com, and Inhalton.com, which have become some of the biggest city websites in Canada and enjoys the largest social media following in the western GTA.

He is also TEDx Speaker, Tokyo Tourism Spokesperson, TV host and producer and part-time pro wrestler.

insauga.com, inbrampton.com and inhalton.com combined have 1,100,000 unique visitors per month, 3.1 million page views per month, 750,000 video views per month and has the biggest social media following in the western GTA with well over 100,000 followers.

He sits on the Board of Directors of The Living Arts Centre, Legends Row and Japan Festival Canada.

Ashley Newport is a senior editor with QuickBite News (insauga.com inbrampton.com inhalton.com) who can write about pretty much anything, but has a particular fondness for food, restaurants and real estate. Ashley graduated from York University with a degree in Professional Writing in 2007 before going on to study Print Journalism at Sheridan College. She has written for publications specializing in a range of subjects, including healthcare, restaurants, hotels, furniture and lifestyle news.


Sep
12
Wed
Get Experience Fair
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Get Experience Fair

At the fair, you’ll be able to learn about ways to gain experience through:

  • Volunteer programs and Internships
  • On-campus and Work-Study jobs
  • Research Experience
  • International options

NOTE: Valid T-Card required for entry. Only U of T students and recent graduates (within two years of graduation) are invited to attend.

Did you know: 82% of employers value volunteer work just as much as paid work?
The Get Experience Fair is your chance to connect in-person with organizations at which you can gain new skills and experience to add to your resume.

Sep
20
Thu
LaunchME! Lunch
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
LaunchME! Lunch @ ICUBE Co-Working Space

To: ALL ICUBE Startups, Alumni, Mentors and Team Members

WHAT: LaunchME! The lunch gathering that’s all about YOU.

Do you need some feedback, a focus group, or a new set of eyeballs? We all need a little help from our friends, and that’s what the Launch Me Lunch is all about!  Get feedback on your latest design, pitch, presentation, product, idea, that you would like to share with your fellow Accelerate mates.

You get center stage for up to 20 minutes. Ideally you’ll spend about 10-15 minutes pitching your idea, and then get feedback from your peers for 5-10. This is an awesome opportunity to get live feedback and discussion around something you’re working on from peers and mentors.

Our goal is to start at 12:05 and we ask that everyone stay for all presentations to be part of the feedback process.
Come on out to share, help, and collaborate!


Sep
21
Fri
Elevate Tech Fest 2018
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm

WHAT IS ELEVATE?

Elevate is a city-wide tech and innovation festival centered in North America’s fastest growing tech ecosystem. An essential destination for global professionals, tech leaders, investors, and creatives, the event features inspiring keynotes, topical content streams, experiential programming, and epic socials. Join us September 21-27, 2018 in Toronto to be a part of a diverse and inclusive community at the forefront of innovation.

FESTIVAL OVERVIEW

Between global thought leaders on the Main Stage, content tracks throughout the city of Toronto, and hundreds of innovative companies taking you behind the scenes, Elevate is a multi-day festival that can be a lot to grasp. We hope this guide helps you navigate what’s happening at the festival.

Info / Details / Registration @  ELEVATETECHFEST.com

Sep
27
Thu
Business Initialization / Value Proposition Workshop
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Business Initialization / Value Proposition Workshop @ Presentation Room (Student Centre - next to Blind Duck Pub)

The tools and frameworks covered in the workshop will help you to lower the risk associated with launching your new product or business. Our approach will also help new ventures to better understand how sales and marketing activities can be organized to land the first customers.

The value proposition is a statement that reflects a new venture’s most fundamental decisions, including target customer, problem to be solved and which product solution to offer. This workshop will help you create a sustainable value proposition that is validated through customer and peer appraisal.

The instructor: Marko Mrkonjic is a UTM alum and sales executive with over seven years of experience, mainly in the SaaS/tech industry. He has worked in business development, account management and leadership roles. In his last position, he was the first North American sales hire tasked to grow enterprise sales across the Fortune 1000. Currently, he oversees sales efforts in Canada, the U.S. and Australia for a subscription analytics start-up.

 


Aspiring Entrepreneur – Certificate Workshops
Sep 27 @ 5:07 pm – 5:22 pm
Aspiring Entrepreneur - Certificate Workshops

Registered for the Aspiring Entrepreneur level of the ICUBE Entrepreneurship Certificate? Wondering what workshops you’re eligible to attend?

You have access to:
1) Business Initialization / Value Proposition

  1. September 27th
  2. 12:00 – 2:00 pm
  3. ICUBE Co-Working Space

2) What is IP?

  1. October 16th
  2. 12:00 – 2:00 pm
  3. ICUBE Co-Working Space

3) Business Model Canvas

  1. October 24th
  2. 12:00 – 2:00 pm
  3. ICUBE Co-Working Space

4) Pitch

  1. November 13th
  2. 12:00 – 2:00 pm
  3. ICUBE Co-Working Space

Make sure to register for each of the above workshop you’d like to attend! Reminder: you must attend 4 ICUBE workshops in one academic year to qualify for the Aspiring Entrepreneur CCR Notation.

OR – not registered to be an Aspiring Entrepreneur, but you’re now realizing how awesome this is (you earn CCR notations too!)? Register to be an Aspiring Entrepreneur.

Visit this page to learn more about the Entrepreneurship Certificate program.

Oct
1
Mon
Innovation Association / SXL Information Session
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Innovation Association / SXL Information Session @ ICUBE Co-Working Space

Interested in volunteering for a startup but not sure where to start? The Innovation Association and ICUBE came together to create a variety of opportunities for students. This information session specifically will focus on Startup Support 1.0, an opportunity for students to volunteer 20 hours of their time with ICUBE startup!

Why bother volunteering when you aren’t getting paid?

  1. Did you know employers value volunteer and paid experience equally?
  2. Experience working with a startup is infinitely more valuable than working for a big corporation (in our opinion). If you can master a million small things at a startup (and can highlight that appropriately in your resume), you can land almost any job at a larger corporation.
  3. This volunteer position, along with our others, opens the door to paid positions with local startups!

Learn more about Innovation Association and the Startup Experience League here. Or better yet, come out to our info session and chat with real people about real experiences!

Register here:

Psst. Can’t make it? Don’t worry. We’re hosting another one on Friday, October 12th at 11am.

Aspiring Entrepreneur – Certificate Workshops
Oct 1 @ 5:07 pm – 5:22 pm
Aspiring Entrepreneur - Certificate Workshops

Registered for the Aspiring Entrepreneur level of the ICUBE Entrepreneurship Certificate? Wondering what workshops you’re eligible to attend?

You have access to:
1) Business Initialization / Value Proposition

  1. September 27th
  2. 12:00 – 2:00 pm
  3. ICUBE Co-Working Space

2) What is IP?

  1. October 16th
  2. 12:00 – 2:00 pm
  3. ICUBE Co-Working Space

3) Business Model Canvas

  1. October 24th
  2. 12:00 – 2:00 pm
  3. ICUBE Co-Working Space

4) Pitch

  1. November 13th
  2. 12:00 – 2:00 pm
  3. ICUBE Co-Working Space

Make sure to register for each of the above workshop you’d like to attend! Reminder: you must attend 4 ICUBE workshops in one academic year to qualify for the Aspiring Entrepreneur CCR Notation.

OR – not registered to be an Aspiring Entrepreneur, but you’re now realizing how awesome this is (you earn CCR notations too!)? Register to be an Aspiring Entrepreneur.

Visit this page to learn more about the Entrepreneurship Certificate program.