Events

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.

Oct
3
Wed
Digital Marketing 101, Getting Started
Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Digital Marketing 101, Getting Started @ Noel Ryan Auditorium, Central Public Library  | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada

ARE YOU AN ENTREPRENEUR OR SMALL BUSINESS OWNER WHO WANTS TO LEARN HOW TO LEVERAGE DIGITAL MARKETING TO START OR GROW YOUR BUSINESS?


This seminar will give attendees insight to the key aspects of digital marketing.  With a simple seven step process, attendees will learn how to develop an online strategy that is agile and effective in supporting entrepreneurial success in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing digital environment.

The presentation will include:

  • Best practices on how to leverage digital channels (e.g. website, social media, and email marketing)
  • Tips on creating great content
  • Ways to monitor and measure performance

Following the presentation, the audience will have a chance to engage in a workshop session to develop a digital marketing strategy.

Registration coming soon!

Oct
10
Wed
Website 101, Small Business Basics
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Website 101, Small Business Basics @ Noel Ryan Auditorium, Central Public Library  | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada

ARE YOU AN ENTREPRENEUR OR SMALL BUSINESS OWNER LOOKING FOR WAYS TO LEVERAGE YOUR WEBSITE TO BUILD YOUR BUSINESS?

If you are a small business owner ready to design your first website or looking to optimize your current website, this seminar will offer key strategies to increase traffic and design your visitor’s experience to be both enjoyable for them and profitable for you.

Attendees will learn ways to help their website become a top performing sales, customer service, and marketing channel.

  • Learn about various website platforms available to support a growing small business
  • Help your website be found by your audiences when searching online (SEO)
  • Capture and engage your visitors to convert them into customers
  • Discover ways to track performance using Google Analytics
  • Create a checklist of essential elements to be included in your website design

The presentation will include small business industry scenarios with an opportunity for questions and answers at the end of the presentation.

Registration coming soon!

Oct
16
Tue
What Is IP? Workshop
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The workshop will provide an overview of intellectual property (IP), with a particular focus on strategy, timing and risks associated with patent protection for startups and early-stage ventures.

Ian’s practice focuses on patent and technology law, particularly obtaining and evaluating intellectual property rights for clients in the high technology and mechanical fields, assisting clients with intellectual property and technology transactions, enforcement of intellectual property rights and avoiding infringement of third party intellectual property rights.

Reshika’s practice focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications with a particular focus on electrical and software-based innovations. Reshika has gained valuable industry experience while working as a physical designer in semiconductor industry and a system designer in nuclear industry. Reshika enjoys learning about new technologies and helping startups and high-tech entrepreneurs with developing an effective IP portfolio.


Oct
17
Wed
How to Develop Your Business Idea and Plan Part I
Oct 17 all-day
How to Develop Your Business Idea and Plan Part I @ Central Public Library  | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada

In this two-part workshop series, learn how to evaluate your business idea, using the the one-page Business Model Canvas method, to help you turn your idea into a business plan.

Registration and tickets coming soon!

Email Marketing 101 – Small Business Basics
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Email Marketing 101 - Small Business Basics @ Noel Ryan Auditorium, Central Public Library | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada

ARE YOU AN ENTREPRENEUR OR SMALL BUSINESS OWNER LOOKING FOR WAYS TO LEVERAGE EMAIL MARKETING TO BUILD YOUR BUSINESS?

This seminar will cover how to use email marketing as an effective communications channel to promote your business and engage with your customers throughout the various stages of the buying process.

Attendees will learn email marketing best practices, trends, tools, and techniques, including –

  • Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL) and GDPR compliance information
  • Tips on how to grow a quality email subscriber list
  • Ways to use email marketing to increase sales & customer service
  • How to run an effective email campaign – design, manage, and track success!

The presentation will include small business industry scenarios with an opportunity for questions and answers at the end of the presentation.

This event is free, register at the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/email-marketing-101-small-business-basics-tickets-46952594474

Oct
18
Thu
Sprout: Intrapreneurship Skills Based Training Program – Session 1 – Speaking Series: The Art of Effective Communication
Oct 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sprout: Intrapreneurship Skills Based Training Program - Session 1 - Speaking Series: The Art of Effective Communication @ Humber Lakeshore Campus | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Are you trying to communicate more effectively? Hoping to improve your relationships by developing your verbal communication skills?

 

This workshop targets topics like Orientation, Negotiation, and Building Rapport. Facilitated by Speakers University, this workshop will teach participants communication techniques to effectively connect with their audience. Learn how to communicate with confidence!

 

Benefits of Effective Communication

  1. Build Larger Networks
  2. Create Long-lasting Partnerships
  3. Establish Professionalism
  4. DECREASE YOUR STRESS!
Oct
20
Sat
Sprout: Intrapreneurship Skills Based Training Program – Session 2: Business Modelling in Excel
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sprout: Intrapreneurship Skills Based Training Program – Session 2: Business Modelling in Excel @ Humber Lakeshore Campus | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Are you struggling to build projections? Projections that could give you a competitive advantage? Or maybe you’re faced with analysis software programs that you can’t seem to understand. Let Humber Centre for Entrepreneurship help you!

 

Topics Covered

–        Building assumptions and sizes of markets

–        Pricing strategy

–        Analysis of marketing spend

–        Building automated analysis

–        And a whole lot more!

 

Having successfully run at Schulich for the last five (5) years, this workshop is specifically designed for ANYONE who wants to learn how to build a working business model and perform any sort of projections. It DOES NOT require an extensive knowledge of excel, finance, accounting or computer programming.

Oct
24
Wed
Business Model Canvas Workshop
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Business Model Canvas Workshop @ ICUBE CoWorking Space (KN L1240)

This workshop is designed to help early-stage ventures create a sustainable business model and develop a framework for validating that model. This workshop is for all new ventures that are looking for clarity on how to establish a profitable business.

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 live TV talk show and authored entrepreneurship articles for the Cambridge University.