Events

Sep
20
Thu
HST Information for Your Business
Sep 20 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
HST Information for Your Business @ Central Public Library  | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada

Delivered by CRA, learn key business requirements, including exemptions, liabilities, tax credits, filing returns and remitting HST and more.

Registration coming soon!

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.

Business in a Box, Idea to Reality
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Business in a Box, Idea to Reality @ Erin Meadows Library | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada

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.

Registration coming soon!

Sep
29
Sat
Red Shawl Leadership Conference
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Red Shawl Leadership Conference @ Grand Victorian Convention Centre | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada

Red Shawl aims to empower women through effective leadership skills to achieve growth and success in personal and professional life. An annual leadership luncheon is organized to advance education that focuses on themes and topics relating to women’s advancement as entrepreneurs, professionals, volunteers and homemakers.
A marketplace is also organized for women entrepreneurs; where they can launch/sell their products and build clientele.

Past Speakers
2017 Speaker: Chris Fonseca
2016 Speakers: Dane Mae Tiangson, Casandra Diamond
2015 Speaker: Sheila Crook
2014 Speaker: Bonnie Pioveson
2013 Speaker: Anne Mains

Early-bird Rate – $45 each (Offer ends on September 15th, 2018) must be prepaid electronically by the Thursday before the event non-refundable and non-transferable to another event, date or person

University Students – $25 must be prepaid electronically by the Thursday before the event non-refundable and non-transferable to another event, date or person

Regular Rate (non-refundable and non-transferable to another event, date or person)
1 Ticket for – $50.00
2 Tickets for – $90.00

Regular Rate at the door – $50.00 (cash or cheque only)

You can purchase a ticket for this event at the link above.

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!