Events

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
14
Thu
InStage VR Pitch Practice
Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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. This is a great opportunity to practice that pitch so you get it just right for this year’s PITCH. Register below to get a spot!


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

 

Mar
22
Fri
Red Shawl Youth Forum – Session 1: Increasing Employability
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Youth Forum 

Agenda

Did you know that unemployment and underemployment are increasing among young adults? Only you can prevent yourself from falling into the bracket of 25% who have a degree but have to work in a low-skilled job

We are offering two sessions, you can join one or both

Come and hear; how to enhance your employability, explore enterprise development and entrepreneurial mindset. Be your own leader and bring change as a fresh graduate.

Get a USB with presentations and relevant materials, Yes there will be door prizes too

We are located at 3359 Mississauga Road, Innovation Complex, Lower level Suite L1240. Here is a map of campus highlighting the Innovation Complex: http://map.utoronto.ca/utm/building/314A

Session One

Speaker series 

12:00 – 12:10: Welcome and Intro  (Donna Heslin)

12:10 –13:00:   Increasing Employability (Judy Lindenbach)

 Display tables: 

  • Sheridan EDGE
  • Humber Centre for Entrepreneurship and Youth Transition Program
  • New Employment Services
  • Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs

 

 


Red Shawl Youth Forum – Session 2: Workshop
Mar 22 @ 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Youth Forum 

Agenda

Did you know that unemployment and underemployment are increasing among young adults? Only you can prevent yourself from falling into the bracket of 25% who have a degree but have to work in a low-skilled job

We are offering two sessions, you can join one or both

Come and hear; how to enhance your employability, explore enterprise development and entrepreneurial mindset. Be your own leader and bring change as a fresh graduate.

Get a USB with presentations and relevant materials, Yes there will be door prizes too

 

Session Two: Workshop

1:15- 2:00:  Lead Yourself for Change, Be ready for Employment trends /challenges, what companies want, how can you prepare: (Luki Danukarjanto, Shahnaz Samuel and Zari Gill)

2:15 :  Q & A / Wrap –Up/ Follow-up: (Ignacio Mongrel)

 

Display tables: 

  • Sheridan EDGE
  • Humber Centre for Entrepreneurship and Youth Transition Program
  • New Employment Services
  • Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs

 

 


Mar
26
Tue
IMAX Presents Women in Technology & Leadership
Mar 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
IMAX Presents Women in Technology & Leadership

Organizer of IMAX PRESENTS WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY & LEADERSHIP – Celebrating the achievements of outstanding women in technology while promoting gender balance in the workplace

Apr
17
Wed
Challenges of Young Entrepreneurs in Canada
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Challenges of Young Entrepreneurs in Canada @ AGO Bistro/Jackman Hall

Sapling Financial is hosting a panel discussion & networking event at the AGO Bistro/Jackman Hall. The focus of the event is on the challenges that young entrepreneurs in Canada face.

 

 

The event schedule will be as followed:

6:00pm: Doors Open/Registration

6:15pm:  Open Networking

7:00pm: Panel Discussion (4 CEOs from various industries share their experiences and answer questions)

8:00pm: Open Networking

8:30-9:00pm: Wrap-up