ICUBE Startup Social 2018
Nov 22 @ 5:30 pm


Network: Entrepreneurship is for everyone and on November 22, ICUBE is excited to invite you to our first Startup Social! Free food, free drinks* and free books!

Engage: Find out what’s happening with ICUBE startups (new and alumni)!
SXL Experience Fair: Check out over 25 paid and volunteer positions!

Inspire: Darrell Keezer will share his entrepreneurship journey leading to his startup CandyBox Marketing being one of the fastest growing companies in Canada, as well thoughts from his new book, “Pick Up Your Freakin’ Phone – The New Rules for Entrepreneurs.”
(PS – did we mention the first 100 guests get a copy of Darrell’s new book FREE!)

* Free alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available as well as Halal food options 🙂

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Future-Ready? Understanding AI’s Impact
Nov 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Future-Ready? Understanding AI’s Impact @ Great Hall, Hart House | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Artificial Intelligence has made tremendous strides in recent years, and its impact has been felt both inside the university and across society.  Yet despite its successes, there remain significant technical challenges, as well as serious societal and ethical challenges.  Today’s students, across all disciplines, need to be prepared to both take advantage of the opportunities afforded by AI and meet the challenges it poses to us all.  Join us for a discussion on how AI is changing the nature of work during the first Future of Work Speaker Series featuring Sven Dickinson.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Light refreshments provided. Networking opportunities. See Event Poster


RIC Centre: Tech Forecast 2019
Dec 6 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
RIC Centre: Tech Forecast 2019 @ Xerox Research Centre of Canada | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada

There are three major breakthroughs that will disrupt technology – and your business – in 2019.

On December 6, 2018, RIC Centre’s Tech Forecast will answer these pressing questions and more. With experts in Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, and Hardware, you will learn how technology can grow in the coming years and how it can be used to make better business decisions.

Financial Strategy & Forecasting Workshops – Session 1: Where are you now?
Jan 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Financial Strategy & Forecasting Workshops - Session 1: Where are you now? @ ICUBE Co-working space | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada
  • 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 assess your financial situation? How are you keeping your records?
    • Record keeping options
    • The three financial statements
      o Income Statement
      o Balance Sheet
      o Cash Flow Statement
    • Financial timeline
    • Financial models: budget and forecasts, capital allocation, growth organically/through
      acquisition and raising capital
    • Company stages and company types.
    • Business drivers and costs
    • Growth assumptions and common assumption pitfalls

Financial Strategy & Forecasting Workshops – Session 2: Where do you want to be?
Jan 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Financial Strategy & Forecasting Workshops - Session 2: Where do you want to be? @ Sheridan College EDGE - Room B290 | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada

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

Financial Strategy & Forecasting Workshops – Session 3: How do you get there?
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Financial Strategy & Forecasting Workshops - Session 3: How do you get there? @ ICUBE Co-Working Space | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada

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
    o The Venture Capital Method
    o Pre and Post-Money Calculation
    o Score Card Method

Business Model Canvas Workshop
Feb 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Business Model Canvas Workshop @ DV3129

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 Nicola Lacetera – Nicola Lacetera is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Mississauga. He is also with a cross-appointment to the Strategic Management area at Rotman and to the Economics Department. He is an applied economist with a number of research interests. First, he has collaborated with several non-profit organizations to conduct field experiments to study the motivations for altruistic behaviour, and in particular blood and organ donations, thus informing these organizations on how to enhance contributions from donors. A second line of research concerns how ethical beliefs affect the acceptance of certain “controversial” transactions (such as paying for blood or organs, patenting living organisms, or prostitution). Third, he uses large datasets from used car auctions to assess the determinants of value and quality of automobile. Finally, Nico studies how different individual motivations and institutional arrangements affect the production and commercialization of knowledge.

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!

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.

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.