Events

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

Apr
25
Thu
Digifest 2019 – Design, Technology & Startup Conference
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – Apr 27 @ 4:00 pm
Digifest 2019 - Design, Technology & Startup Conference @ Corus Quay, Main Atrium

For FREE tickets email ignacio.mongrell@utoronto.ca

 

Digifest is a three-day design and tech festival as well as a startup event, organized annually by the Digital Media and Gaming Incubator at George Brown College. Thought leaders, entrepreneurs, students and creatives from all industries come together for three days to share compelling digital content and discuss the future of design & technology.

Learn More

 

May
8
Wed
The Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference & Tradeshow
May 8 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
The Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference & Tradeshow @ Mississauga Convention Centre

The Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference & Tradeshow (#TECONF) is the prominent event in the Greater Toronto Area for empowering and connecting Small Business Owners.

Join everyone after the event from 4:00pm-6:00pm for a Cocktail and Networking Reception, facilitated by Charles McFarland, President, Business Network International. Ticket includes a cocktail, appetizer stations and a chance to make meaningful connections with fellow entrepreneurs.

*Prices will increase to $40 per ticket on the day of the event.

May
23
Thu
Introduction to Project Management Workshop
May 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Introduction to Project Management Workshop @ ICUBE Co-Working Space

A fun and active three-hour introduction to project management that involves completing two approximately 1-hour experiential exercises intermixed with a total of  1-hour of discussion, lecture and videos. The exercises involve teams of 3 people (4 teams in total) being tasked with a hands-on construction project and a paper/desk-based project involving a key project management tool – Gantt charts.


May
29
Wed
Introduction to Project Management Workshop
May 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Introduction to Project Management Workshop @ ICUBE Co-Working Space

A fun and active three-hour introduction to project management that involves completing two approximately 1-hour experiential exercises intermixed with a total of  1-hour of discussion, lecture and videos. The exercises involve teams of 3 people (4 teams in total) being tasked with a hands-on construction project and a paper/desk-based project involving a key project management tool – Gantt charts.


Jun
19
Wed
ICUBE Advisory Board Meetings
Jun 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ICUBE Advisory Board Meetings

For our most engaged scale-up companies, ICUBE creates an Advisory Board composed by 3-4 mentors with industry and start-up experience.

This is how it works:

  • The Advisory Board meets every quarter
  • The scale-up has one hour to present its updates to the board and ask for advice and/or help
  • Board members will provide feedback, advice, access to networks, technical expertise, strategic advice, etc.
  • Board members and scale-ups CAN engage outside of the Advisory Board sessions for deeper discussions.

Participating scale-ups are required to present the following at least one week prior to the meeting:

  • A one pager document outlining:
    • An overview of your company
    • Progress and updates from the last meeting (is this is your first board meeting then show your progress to date)
    • A summary of the challenges ahead
      • Are you looking for funding?
      • Are you having issues with your sales strategies?
      • Do you need introductions?
      • What is next for you and your company?
      • Where do you want to go and how will you get there?

 

Please email Ignacio Mongrell if you want to be considered to participate on the Advisory Boards.

Jul
3
Wed
ICUBE Office Hours with Lawyers, Accountants and Insurance Brokers
Jul 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Appointment spots are available for Office Hours with LabargeWeinstein LLP, SRJ Chartered Accountants, and Magnet Insurance Brokers.

 

Book a FREE one-on-one consultation. ICUBE Clients with Legal, Accounting or Insurance-related questions should set up an appointment.

 

Email  Ignacio Mongrell with the following info to set up a time:

 

Time:              (half hour appts. between 11am ending 1pm)
General Topic:
Contact person:
Company name:
Phone number:
Email address:

Jul
18
Thu
RIC Centre Finance Fundamentals
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Do you understand the financial metrics of your business? Do you want to be able to speak knowledgeably to your accountant, bank or investors about your company finances, or to manage a plan to ensure that you have the necessary cash available when your business needs it?

This three-part workshop series by the RIC Centre is designed to help entrepreneurs understand basic financial concepts, build a forecasting model to use in running their businesses and identify key concepts of valuation that apply to their businesses.

You are:

-An entrepreneur who is working on their business model, starting to incur expenses and potentially starting to generate revenue, and
-Someone looking to get control of company finances to support decision making for future growth and potential investment

The half-day workshops will be held on July 18, 25 and Aug 1, 2019.

Additional information can be found at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ric-centre-finance-fundamentals-july-18-25-aug-1-jul-2019-tickets-62609081448

 

Jul
24
Wed
RIC Centre Pitching Workshop
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The RIC Centre Pitching Workshop is designed to help startups understand how to create a powerful pitch presentation and will focus on creating a powerful narrative and pitch by applying the principles of storytelling. You will be given the opportunity to practice your pitch during the session and obtain feedback that will help you to turn your investment story into a compelling presentation.

This workshop is open only for RIC Centre clients that have a validated value proposition and business model combined with a strong team and attractive market opportunity. Participants are expected to ensure that they have all the information required to create their pitch.

Workshop Topics:
– Effective communication
– Creating powerful narratives
– Principles of storytelling
– Pitching principles
– Effective slide creation

Additional information can be found at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ric-centre-pitching-july-24-2019-jul-2019-tickets-62609100505

Jul
25
Thu
RIC Centre Finance Fundamentals
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Do you understand the financial metrics of your business? Do you want to be able to speak knowledgeably to your accountant, bank or investors about your company finances, or to manage a plan to ensure that you have the necessary cash available when your business needs it?

This three-part workshop series by the RIC Centre is designed to help entrepreneurs understand basic financial concepts, build a forecasting model to use in running their businesses and identify key concepts of valuation that apply to their businesses.

You are:

-An entrepreneur who is working on their business model, starting to incur expenses and potentially starting to generate revenue, and
-Someone looking to get control of company finances to support decision making for future growth and potential investment

The half-day workshops will be held on July 18, 25 and Aug 1, 2019.

Additional information can be found at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ric-centre-finance-fundamentals-july-18-25-aug-1-jul-2019-tickets-62609081448