Events

Nov 13 @ 8:00 am
Innovation in Action! @ TechPlace | Burlington | Ontario | Canada
8:00 am
The Innovation in Action Tour will take you on a full-day bus tour, stopping at three innovative South Halton Region companies (Javelin Technologies, Urtech Manufacturing, Illuma-Drive). During these company visits, guests will tour facilities and learn more about best in ...
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Business in a Box, Idea to Reality @ Cooksville Library | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada
10:00 am
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!
ICUBE Startup Social 2018 @ UTM Student Centre (Pub)
Nov 22 @ 5:30 pm
ICUBE Startup Social 2018 @ UTM Student Centre (Pub) | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada
5:30 pm
NETWORK – ENGAGE – INSPIRE! Network: Entrepreneurship is for everyone and on November 22, ICUBE is excited to invite you to our first Startup Social! Free food, free drinks* and free books! Engage: Find out what’s happening with ICUBE startups ...
Nov 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Future-Ready? Understanding AI’s Impact @ Great Hall, Hart House | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
5:00 pm
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 ...
RIC Centre: Tech Forecast 2019 @ Xerox Research Centre of Canada
Dec 6 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
RIC Centre: Tech Forecast 2019 @ Xerox Research Centre of Canada | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada
8:30 am
There are three major breakthroughs that will disrupt technology – and your business – in 2019. On December 6, 2018, RIC Centre’s Tech Forecast will answer these pressing questions and more. With experts in Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, and Hardware, you ...
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
12:00 pm
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 ...
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
5:00 pm
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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
12:00 pm
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 ...
Feb 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Business Model Canvas Workshop @ DV3129
1:00 pm
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. ...
Feb 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI) Alumni Mixer @ Rosewater Room
5:30 pm
Mix and mingle with commerce and management alumni and other IMI graduates at the newly renovated Rosewater Room – a fresh and unique dining experience minutes from Toronto’s Financial and Theatre districts. Reconnect with old classmates or meet someone new ...
Design Thinking Workshop @ DH3075 - Deerfield Hall
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Design Thinking Workshop @ DH3075 - Deerfield Hall
2:00 pm
In this workshop, you will learn how the design thinking framework is applied to solve business problems and approach innovation with a customer-oriented lense. Together we will work through the design thinking process to identify a solution to a problem ...
HR Basics for Entrepreneurs @ DH3075 - Deerfield Hall
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
HR Basics for Entrepreneurs @ DH3075 - Deerfield Hall
1:00 pm
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Red Shawl Youth Forum @ UTM Spigel Hall inside Davis Building
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Red Shawl Youth Forum @ UTM Spigel Hall inside Davis Building
9:00 am
Youth Forum  Agenda 9:00 AM to 1:00PM – Host / Facilitator: Ignacio Mongrel   9:00 – 9:10 :   Welcome and Intro to the day: (Donna Heslin) 9:10 – 9:20:   Brief intro about the Youth Forum (Zari Gill) 9:20 –10:30:   Increasing Employability (Judy Lindenbach) ...
PITCH workshop @ ICUBE Co-Working Space(Basement of Kaneff Centre)
Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
PITCH workshop @ ICUBE Co-Working Space(Basement of Kaneff Centre)
12:00 pm
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 ...
PITCH 2019 @ Blind Duck Pub
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm
PITCH 2019 @ Blind Duck Pub | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada
6:00 pm
  Join us on March 20 for PITCH 2019! PITCH is designed to showcase innovation and entrepreneurship at U of T Mississauga, our city and our region. Focusing an early and developing stage ventures, ICUBE brings together innovators from a ...
Nov
22
Thu
ICUBE Startup Social 2018
Nov 22 @ 5:30 pm

NETWORK – ENGAGE – INSPIRE!

Network: Entrepreneurship is for everyone and on November 22, ICUBE is excited to invite you to our first Startup Social! Free food, free drinks* and free books!

Engage: Find out what’s happening with ICUBE startups (new and alumni)!
SXL Experience Fair: Check out over 25 paid and volunteer positions!

Inspire: Darrell Keezer will share his entrepreneurship journey leading to his startup CandyBox Marketing being one of the fastest growing companies in Canada, as well thoughts from his new book, “Pick Up Your Freakin’ Phone – The New Rules for Entrepreneurs.”
(PS – did we mention the first 100 guests get a copy of Darrell’s new book FREE!)

* Free alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available as well as Halal food options 🙂

Have any questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions!


Sponsored in part by:

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


Feb
12
Tue
Business Model Canvas Workshop
Feb 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Business Model Canvas Workshop @ DV3129

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 Nicola Lacetera – Nicola Lacetera is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Mississauga. He is also with a cross-appointment to the Strategic Management area at Rotman and to the Economics Department. He is an applied economist with a number of research interests. First, he has collaborated with several non-profit organizations to conduct field experiments to study the motivations for altruistic behaviour, and in particular blood and organ donations, thus informing these organizations on how to enhance contributions from donors. A second line of research concerns how ethical beliefs affect the acceptance of certain “controversial” transactions (such as paying for blood or organs, patenting living organisms, or prostitution). Third, he uses large datasets from used car auctions to assess the determinants of value and quality of automobile. Finally, Nico studies how different individual motivations and institutional arrangements affect the production and commercialization of knowledge.


Feb
13
Wed
Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI) Alumni Mixer
Feb 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI) Alumni Mixer @ Rosewater Room

Mix and mingle with commerce and management alumni and other IMI graduates at the newly renovated Rosewater Room – a fresh and unique dining experience minutes from Toronto’s Financial and Theatre districts. Reconnect with old classmates or meet someone new as you enjoy the evening. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic drinks will be served. Cash bar—the first drink is on the house!

Feb
15
Fri
Design Thinking Workshop
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Design Thinking Workshop @ DH3075 - Deerfield Hall

In this workshop, you will learn how the design thinking framework is applied to solve business problems and approach innovation with a customer-oriented lense. Together we will work through the design thinking process to identify a solution to a problem and present our findings to the class.


Feb
20
Wed
HR Basics for Entrepreneurs
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
HR Basics for Entrepreneurs @ DH3075 - Deerfield Hall

More information coming as we get closer to event.


Feb
26
Tue
PITCH workshop
Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
PITCH workshop @ ICUBE Co-Working Space(Basement of Kaneff Centre)

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.


Mar
20
Wed
PITCH 2019
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm

 

Join us on March 20 for PITCH 2019!

PITCH is designed to showcase innovation and entrepreneurship at U of T Mississauga, our city and our region. Focusing an early and developing stage ventures, ICUBE brings together innovators from a variety of sectors.  Join us to learn from amazing speakers sharing their experiences, network with great companies and sponsors, and be at the hub of where ideas grow at UTM!

Find out more HERE