Events

Nov
7
Tue
IT’S A START Pitch Competition 2018
Nov 7 2017 @ 12:00 am – Jan 26 2018 @ 5:00 pm

its-a-start-postcart-final-Win $5K + Space for your Startup!

One of Toronto’s leading pitch competitions is back! The Digital Media and Gaming Incubator at George Brown College is proud to present the 2018 IT’S A START Pitch Competition.

Next April, ten startups will be selected to pitch their ideas in front of a live audience and judges at Digifest 2018.  All startups have the opportunity to pitch their business idea, convince the judges of its value, and impress the crowd in 5 minutes for the chance to win cash, space along with an opportunity to attend Beijing’s Overseas Talent Entrepreneurship Conference.

If you have an idea for a smart sustainable future product or service, please submit an application. We invite everyone from creative professionals, budding entrepreneurs, new startups, students or recent graduates to submit. Whether your business is a Mobile App, Game, VR/AR Media, Digital Design, AI, or Robotics, we would love to hear your ground breaking ideas.

The deadline for applications is Friday, January 26, 2018 at 5 PM.

 

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Nov
22
Wed
ICUBE Side Session V. The Business Plan
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Icube Side Session A business plan stands as a content-heavy document that same would say is ‘living’. The real value of creating a business plan is not in having the finished product in hand; rather, the value lies in the process of researching and thinking about your business in a systematic way. The act of planning helps you to think things through thoroughly, research facts and trends, and take a critical look at your own ideas and concepts. Developing a business plan will take time, but it will also minimize costly – and perhaps disastrous -mistakes over the long-term.

Workshop breakdown:

A.) Essentials of a Business Plan
B.) Things to Avoid When Creating a Business Plan

 

Main goal of this workshop:

  • This workshop will ultimately explain how to create a business plan, what elements of the plan are important, and why it is necessary.

 

What you’ll learn:

  • Develop a framework and gain an understanding of business essentials
  • Understand when to use either a business model canvas, or a business plan

 

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Dec
7
Thu
hackABILITY Finale – Finalist Pitches + Networking
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

https-%2F%2Fcdn.evbuc.com%2Fimages%2F37561706%2F55220833825%2F1%2Foriginal On December 7, 2017, hackABILITY will raise awareness about emerging technology opportunities in the area of     assistive technology, as  well as support collaboration between educational institutions and established businesses.   hackABILITY is facilitating the rapid prototyping of devices that may be considered for further development and     commercialization.

hackABILITY is bringing together teams to create solutions for defined assistive/adaptive needs in the community.     hackABILITY teams consist of at least 4 people including a person with a disability or a caregiver, plus members   with experience in design, coding, and engineering. Solutions will be assessed based on innovation, scalability and   affordability criteria.

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Jan
18
Thu
PITCH 2018
Jan 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

edit 2Attention entrepreneurs and business owners! As a business incubator striving to help transform ideas into business realities, on January 18, 2018, the Final Pitch Competition will feature ICUBE teams, where you will have a chance meet University of Toronto Mississauga’s top entrepreneurs!

 

 

Feb
8
Thu
Rock My Business Plan Series
Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

https-%2F%2Fcdn.evbuc.com%2Fimages%2F34680844%2F188018190484%2F1%2ForiginalFuturpreneur Canada proudly presents Rock My Business Plan, a Foundation for an Entrepreneurial Canada program supported by RBC Future Launch. This new three-week workshop series will help you create a killer business plan in record time, for free! If you’re serious about getting your start-up business off the ground or taking it to the next level, you need to be here.

If you’re serious about getting your start-up business off the ground or taking it to the next level, you need to be here.

This three-week workshop series is for you if you:

  • Are 18 -39 years old
  • Have a strong business idea to flesh out OR recently launched
  • Are looking for a strategy and roadmap on next steps for your business
  • Want an opportunity for business coaching as you launch
  • Are looking for some financing to get started and two years of mentorship after you launch

Events will take place at UofT Mississauga, Innovation Complex Building – Room # L1215

Session Schedule 

February 8, 2018 – 5pm-8pm
February 15, 2018 – 5pm-8pm
February 22, 2018 – 5pm-9pm

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Feb
15
Thu
Rock My Business Plan Series
Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

https-%2F%2Fcdn.evbuc.com%2Fimages%2F34680844%2F188018190484%2F1%2ForiginalFuturpreneur Canada proudly presents Rock My Business Plan, a Foundation for an Entrepreneurial Canada program supported by RBC Future Launch. This new three-week workshop series will help you create a killer business plan in record time, for free! If you’re serious about getting your start-up business off the ground or taking it to the next level, you need to be here.

If you’re serious about getting your start-up business off the ground or taking it to the next level, you need to be here.

This three-week workshop series is for you if you:

  • Are 18 -39 years old
  • Have a strong business idea to flesh out OR recently launched
  • Are looking for a strategy and roadmap on next steps for your business
  • Want an opportunity for business coaching as you launch
  • Are looking for some financing to get started and two years of mentorship after you launch

Events will take place at UofT Mississauga, Innovation Complex Building – Room # L1215

Session Schedule 

February 8, 2018 – 5pm-8pm
February 15, 2018 – 5pm-8pm
February 22, 2018 – 5pm-9pm

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Feb
22
Thu
Rock My Business Plan Series
Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

https-%2F%2Fcdn.evbuc.com%2Fimages%2F34680844%2F188018190484%2F1%2ForiginalFuturpreneur Canada proudly presents Rock My Business Plan, a Foundation for an Entrepreneurial Canada program supported by RBC Future Launch. This new three-week workshop series will help you create a killer business plan in record time, for free! If you’re serious about getting your start-up business off the ground or taking it to the next level, you need to be here.

If you’re serious about getting your start-up business off the ground or taking it to the next level, you need to be here.

This three-week workshop series is for you if you:

  • Are 18 -39 years old
  • Have a strong business idea to flesh out OR recently launched
  • Are looking for a strategy and roadmap on next steps for your business
  • Want an opportunity for business coaching as you launch
  • Are looking for some financing to get started and two years of mentorship after you launch

Session Schedule 

February 8, 2018 – 5pm-8pm
February 15, 2018 – 5pm-8pm
February 22, 2018 – 5pm-9pm

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Feb
27
Tue
Women in Tech 2018
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

WIT banner-02ICUBE’s very own Women in Tech panel is an opportunity for industry professionals and entrepreneurs to meet the future generation of women shattering the glass ceiling in tech within a collaborative and innovative environment. On February 27, 2018, join us for dinner, networking and a women in tech panel discussion led by Thomson Reuters for the 2018 UofT Entrepreneurship Week!
 

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Apr
19
Thu
Brampton Tech Talks: Fintech
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Brampton Tech Talks: Fintech @ Chinguacousy Library | Brampton | Ontario | Canada

The term financial technology can apply to any innovation in how people transact business, from the invention of digital money to robo-advice. Since the internet revolution and the mobile internet revolution financial technology has grown explosively, and fintech, which originally referred to computer technology applied to the back office of banks or trading firms, now describes a broad variety of technological interventions into personal and commercial finance.

Speaker bio: Andrew Kirkland, President of Justwealth Financial, is an experienced investment professional who has an unwavering passion for investing, financial planning, and making things right for his clients. Over the last decade, Andrew assumed roles of increasing responsibility at one of Canada’s largest independent asset managers in the areas of client servicing, operations and business development. Andrew obtained his education from the University of Guelph-Humber where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration. Andrew holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Chartered Investment Manager designations (CIM).

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Apr
26
Thu
DIGIFEST 2018
Apr 26 – Apr 28 all-day

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Since 2011, Digifest has been bringing together a dynamic audience of creative professionals from across the country. Attendees are leading voices from the creative industries including graphic designers, web and interactive designers, art directors, studio managers as well as faculty and students from advertising, technology, business, retail, education, and government. It is organized annually by the Digital Media and Gaming Incubator at George Brown College.

Each year, Digifest introduces a new and exciting theme that correlates with changes and development in the current technological environment. This year’s theme, Hello Tomorrow: Our Creative Cities is about improving our quality of life and making creative cities of the future better through design, innovation, and technology.

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