Events

ICUBE Startup Social 2018 @ UTM Student Centre (Pub)
Nov 22 @ 5:30 pm
ICUBE Startup Social 2018 @ UTM Student Centre (Pub) | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada
5:30 pm
NETWORK – ENGAGE – INSPIRE! 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 ...
Nov 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Future-Ready? Understanding AI’s Impact @ Great Hall, Hart House | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
5:00 pm
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 ...
RIC Centre: Tech Forecast 2019 @ Xerox Research Centre of Canada
Dec 6 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
RIC Centre: Tech Forecast 2019 @ Xerox Research Centre of Canada | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada
8:30 am
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 ...
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
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
Financial Strategy & Forecasting Workshops - Session 2: Where do you want to be? @ Sheridan College EDGE - Room B290 | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada
5:00 pm
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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
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 ...
Feb 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Business Model Canvas Workshop @ DV3129
1:00 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. ...
Feb 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI) Alumni Mixer @ Rosewater Room
5:30 pm
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 ...
Design Thinking Workshop @ DH3075 - Deerfield Hall
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Design Thinking Workshop @ DH3075 - Deerfield Hall
2:00 pm
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 ...
HR Basics for Entrepreneurs @ DH3075 - Deerfield Hall
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
HR Basics for Entrepreneurs @ DH3075 - Deerfield Hall
1:00 pm
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PITCH workshop @ ICUBE Co-Working Space(Basement of Kaneff Centre)
Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
PITCH workshop @ ICUBE Co-Working Space(Basement of Kaneff Centre)
12:00 pm
This workshop series is designed to help early-stage ventures create a comprehensive pitch to gain investors’ attention and ultimately funding. Many new ventures need to access external sources of funding to effectively build their product and enter the market. This ...
InStage VR Pitch Practice @ ICUBE Co-Working Space
Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
InStage VR Pitch Practice @ ICUBE Co-Working Space
12:00 pm
InStage is for employees or students who routinely speak in-person to customers or colleagues. They recreate these interactions in a VR training simulation where they can practice, get performance feedback and try again. This is a great opportunity to practice ...
PITCH 2019 @ Blind Duck Pub
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm
PITCH 2019 @ Blind Duck Pub | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada
6:00 pm
  Join us on March 20 for PITCH 2019! PITCH is designed to showcase innovation and entrepreneurship at U of T Mississauga, our city and our region. Focusing an early and developing stage ventures, ICUBE brings together innovators from a ...
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Red Shawl Youth Forum - Session 1: Increasing Employability @ ICUBE Co-Working Space
12:00 pm
Youth Forum  Agenda Did you know that unemployment and underemployment are increasing among young adults? Only you can prevent yourself from falling into the bracket of 25% who have a degree but have to work in a low-skilled job We ...
Mar 22 @ 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Red Shawl Youth Forum - Session 2: Workshop @ ICUBE Co-Working Space
1:15 pm
Youth Forum  Agenda Did you know that unemployment and underemployment are increasing among young adults? Only you can prevent yourself from falling into the bracket of 25% who have a degree but have to work in a low-skilled job We ...
IMAX Presents Women in Technology & Leadership
6:30 pm
Organizer of IMAX PRESENTS WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY & LEADERSHIP – Celebrating the achievements of outstanding women in technology while promoting gender balance in the workplace
Apr 11 @ 12:00 am – Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm
'Mind Your Own Business' Contest @ Erin Mills Town Centre
12:00 am
Calling all entrepreneurs, small business owners, start-ups and students!  Are you looking to get into the retail market, or gain exposure for your new brand? Erin Mills Town Centre is on the hunt for entrepreneurs, small business owners or start-ups ...
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Challenges of Young Entrepreneurs in Canada @ AGO Bistro/Jackman Hall
6:00 pm
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: ...
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – Apr 27 @ 4:00 pm
Digifest 2019 - Design, Technology & Startup Conference @ Corus Quay, Main Atrium
9:00 am
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 ...
May 8 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
The Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference & Tradeshow @ Mississauga Convention Centre
8:30 am
The Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference & Tradeshow (#TECONF) is the prominent event in the Greater Toronto Area for empowering and connecting Small Business Owners. Date: Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 Location: Mississauga Convention Centre – 75 Derry Rd W, Mississauga, ON L5W ...
May 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Introduction to Project Management Workshop @ ICUBE Co-Working Space
9:00 am
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 ...
May 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Introduction to Project Management Workshop @ ICUBE Co-Working Space
9:00 am
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 ...
Jun 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
ICUBE Advisory Board Meetings
2:00 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 ...
ICUBE Office Hours with Lawyers, Accountants and Insurance Brokers @ ICUBE - Innovation Complex - University of Toronto Mississauga
Jul 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
ICUBE Office Hours with Lawyers, Accountants and Insurance Brokers @ ICUBE - Innovation Complex - University of Toronto Mississauga
11:00 am
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 ...
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
RIC Centre Finance Fundamentals @ RIC Centre
9:00 am
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 ...
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
RIC Centre Pitching Workshop @ RIC Centre
9:00 am
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 ...
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
RIC Centre Finance Fundamentals @ RIC Centre
9:00 am
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 ...
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
RIC Centre Finance Fundamentals @ RIC Centre
9:00 am
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 ...
Sep 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Sales Development: Definition of Sales & Crafting a Quarter-by-Quarter Sales Plan @ ICUBE - Innovation Complex
4:00 pm
In Partnership with the Kern group, ICUBE is offering a Sales Development workshop. Learn ways to measure the progress you are making towards your sales goals through our monthly sales coaching program. REGISTER HERE
Pitch Workshop @ ICUBE Co-Working Space
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Pitch Workshop @ ICUBE Co-Working Space
12:00 pm
Interested in expanding your network and getting more users and clients? ICUBE will be hosting a workshop directed by Portia Asli,  ICUBE Mentor and Founder & CEO of Px Venture Services Inc. who will be teaching you the essentials to ...
Nov
22
Thu
ICUBE Startup Social 2018
Nov 22 @ 5:30 pm

NETWORK – ENGAGE – INSPIRE!

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 🙂

Have any questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions!


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Nov
26
Mon
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

 

Dec
6
Thu
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.

Jan
16
Wed
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


Jan
23
Wed
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


Jan
30
Wed
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


Feb
12
Tue
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.


Feb
13
Wed
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!

Feb
15
Fri
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.


Feb
20
Wed
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.