Events

Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Get Experience Fair
10:00 am
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 ...
LaunchME! Lunch @ ICUBE Co-Working Space
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
LaunchME! Lunch @ ICUBE Co-Working Space
12:00 pm
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 ...
Elevate Tech Fest 2018 @ Toronto, Canada
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm
Elevate Tech Fest 2018 @ Toronto, Canada
10:00 am
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, ...
Business Initialization / Value Proposition Workshop @ Presentation Room (Student Centre - next to Blind Duck Pub)
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Business Initialization / Value Proposition Workshop @ Presentation Room (Student Centre - next to Blind Duck Pub)
12:00 pm
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 ...
Aspiring Entrepreneur - Certificate Workshops
5:07 pm
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 September 27th 12:00 – 2:00 pm ICUBE Co-Working Space 2) What is ...
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Innovation Association / SXL Information Session @ ICUBE Co-Working Space
3:00 pm
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 ...
Aspiring Entrepreneur - Certificate Workshops
5:07 pm
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 September 27th 12:00 – 2:00 pm ICUBE Co-Working Space 2) What is ...
What Is IP? Workshop @ ICUBE Co-Working Space
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
What Is IP? Workshop @ ICUBE Co-Working Space
12:00 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 ...
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Business Model Canvas Workshop @ KN108
12:00 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. ...
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ask the Expert - Legal, Accounting & Banking @ ICUBE Co-Working Space
10:00 am
              Do you have specific questions about IP, incorporation, term sheets, taxes, SR&ED, financial statements, cash flows, banking or others? Have your questions answered by experts in the field. Appointment spots are now available for ...
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Founder's Roundtable - Bootstrapping with Pitch Competitions by Emma Harris @ ICUBE Co-Working Space
12:00 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 ...
Aspiring Entrepreneur - Certificate Workshops
5:07 pm
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 September 27th 12:00 – 2:00 pm ICUBE Co-Working Space 2) What is ...
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
ICUBE Info Session + Marketing & Social Media Workshop @ MindShare - Erin Mills Mall | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada
6:00 pm
See Poster Info session Poster
Pitch Workshop @ ICUBE Co-Working Space
Nov 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Pitch Workshop @ ICUBE Co-Working Space
12:00 pm
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Pitch Practice with InStage VR @ ICUBE Co-Working Space
Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pitch Practice with InStage VR @ ICUBE Co-Working Space
12:00 pm
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Jan 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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
5:00 pm
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 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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 ...
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.

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
24
Wed
Business Model Canvas Workshop
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Business Model Canvas Workshop @ KN108

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.

 


Oct
30
Tue
Ask the Expert – Legal, Accounting & Banking
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

             

Do you have specific questions about IP, incorporation, term sheets, taxes, SR&ED, financial statements, cash flows, banking or others?

Have your questions answered by experts in the field.

Appointment spots are now available for LW Law, MNP tax specialist, and the Scotiabank banking specialist visit– October 30th from 10 am to noon at ICUBE.

FREE one-on-one Tax Advice/Services  & Banking Advice – ICUBE Clients with accounting or banking questions register below.

 

Oct 30 - As the Expert Registration

Sign up for meetings with representatives from Labarge Weinstein.
  • Please ensure you have completed Side-Guides 1 & 2 before meeting with mentors. www.icubeutm.ca/sideguide
  • Have a question that requires expert advice regarding your startup / venture / idea's finances, "the books" or taxes? Book a free time-slot with our mentor experts from MNP! (Time slots are exclusively available for ICUBE: SXL Accelerate teams. Please only book sessions you need).
  • Have a question that requires expert advice regarding your startup / venture / idea's baking structure, need to set up your first account or process payments? Book a free time-slot with our expert bankters from Scotiabank! (Time slots are exclusively available for ICUBE: SXL Accelerate teams. Please only book sessions you need).
  • Have a question that requires expert advice regarding your startup / venture / idea's legal outlook, setting up a corporation, shareholder agreement or anything else? Book a free time-slot with our mentor experts from Labarge Weinstein! (Time slots are exclusively available for ICUBE: SXL Accelerate teams. Please only book sessions you need).