O-Week: UTM Fair
Sep 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
O-Week: Real Talk Sessions
Sep 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Starting Your Small Business: The Basics
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Starting Your Small Business: The Basics @ Library Board Room, Mississauga Central Library | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada

Starting a business? In this 75-minute session learn the key steps of starting a business, including business registration, licenses, taxes and regulation and more.

Registration coming soon!

O-Week – Taste of UTM
Sep 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
O-Week - Taste of UTM @ CCT Link

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Session Description:
Two teams of four go head to head in an idea generation activity aimed at showcasing just how easy entrepreneurship can be! Connects to ICUBE UTM, a year round program that supports student entrepreneurs.

Get Experience Fair
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Get Experience Fair

At the fair, you’ll be able to learn about ways to gain experience through:

  • Volunteer programs and Internships
  • On-campus and Work-Study jobs
  • Research Experience
  • International options

NOTE: Valid T-Card required for entry. Only U of T students and recent graduates (within two years of graduation) are invited to attend.

Did you know: 82% of employers value volunteer work just as much as paid work?
The Get Experience Fair is your chance to connect in-person with organizations at which you can gain new skills and experience to add to your resume.

IMI Grad Picnic
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
IMI Grad Picnic @ CCT Courtyard, University of Toronto Mississauga  | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada

The Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI) is hosting it’s 4th annual IMI Grad Picnic!

This is a chance for IMI students to meet fellow IMI graduate students, faculty, and staff – and have some great food, too!

Register for this event at the link below:

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!

Elevate Tech Fest 2018
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm


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.


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 @

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.