Events

Oct
10
Wed
Website 101, Small Business Basics
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Website 101, Small Business Basics @ Noel Ryan Auditorium, Central Public Library  | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada

ARE YOU AN ENTREPRENEUR OR SMALL BUSINESS OWNER LOOKING FOR WAYS TO LEVERAGE YOUR WEBSITE TO BUILD YOUR BUSINESS?

If you are a small business owner ready to design your first website or looking to optimize your current website, this seminar will offer key strategies to increase traffic and design your visitor’s experience to be both enjoyable for them and profitable for you.

Attendees will learn ways to help their website become a top performing sales, customer service, and marketing channel.

  • Learn about various website platforms available to support a growing small business
  • Help your website be found by your audiences when searching online (SEO)
  • Capture and engage your visitors to convert them into customers
  • Discover ways to track performance using Google Analytics
  • Create a checklist of essential elements to be included in your website design

The presentation will include small business industry scenarios with an opportunity for questions and answers at the end of the presentation.

Registration coming soon!

Oct
16
Tue
What Is IP? Workshop
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The workshop will provide an overview of intellectual property (IP), with a particular focus on strategy, timing and risks associated with patent protection for startups and early-stage ventures.

Ian’s practice focuses on patent and technology law, particularly obtaining and evaluating intellectual property rights for clients in the high technology and mechanical fields, assisting clients with intellectual property and technology transactions, enforcement of intellectual property rights and avoiding infringement of third party intellectual property rights.

Reshika’s practice focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications with a particular focus on electrical and software-based innovations. Reshika has gained valuable industry experience while working as a physical designer in semiconductor industry and a system designer in nuclear industry. Reshika enjoys learning about new technologies and helping startups and high-tech entrepreneurs with developing an effective IP portfolio.


Oct
17
Wed
How to Develop Your Business Idea and Plan Part I
Oct 17 all-day
How to Develop Your Business Idea and Plan Part I @ Central Public Library  | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada

In this two-part workshop series, learn how to evaluate your business idea, using the the one-page Business Model Canvas method, to help you turn your idea into a business plan.

Registration and tickets coming soon!

Email Marketing 101 – Small Business Basics
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Email Marketing 101 - Small Business Basics @ Noel Ryan Auditorium, Central Public Library | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada

ARE YOU AN ENTREPRENEUR OR SMALL BUSINESS OWNER LOOKING FOR WAYS TO LEVERAGE EMAIL MARKETING TO BUILD YOUR BUSINESS?

This seminar will cover how to use email marketing as an effective communications channel to promote your business and engage with your customers throughout the various stages of the buying process.

Attendees will learn email marketing best practices, trends, tools, and techniques, including –

  • Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL) and GDPR compliance information
  • Tips on how to grow a quality email subscriber list
  • Ways to use email marketing to increase sales & customer service
  • How to run an effective email campaign – design, manage, and track success!

The presentation will include small business industry scenarios with an opportunity for questions and answers at the end of the presentation.

This event is free, register at the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/email-marketing-101-small-business-basics-tickets-46952594474

Oct
18
Thu
Sprout: Intrapreneurship Skills Based Training Program – Session 1 – Speaking Series: The Art of Effective Communication
Oct 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sprout: Intrapreneurship Skills Based Training Program - Session 1 - Speaking Series: The Art of Effective Communication @ Humber Lakeshore Campus | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Are you trying to communicate more effectively? Hoping to improve your relationships by developing your verbal communication skills?

 

This workshop targets topics like Orientation, Negotiation, and Building Rapport. Facilitated by Speakers University, this workshop will teach participants communication techniques to effectively connect with their audience. Learn how to communicate with confidence!

 

Benefits of Effective Communication

  1. Build Larger Networks
  2. Create Long-lasting Partnerships
  3. Establish Professionalism
  4. DECREASE YOUR STRESS!
Oct
20
Sat
Sprout: Intrapreneurship Skills Based Training Program – Session 2: Business Modelling in Excel
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sprout: Intrapreneurship Skills Based Training Program – Session 2: Business Modelling in Excel @ Humber Lakeshore Campus | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Are you struggling to build projections? Projections that could give you a competitive advantage? Or maybe you’re faced with analysis software programs that you can’t seem to understand. Let Humber Centre for Entrepreneurship help you!

 

Topics Covered

–        Building assumptions and sizes of markets

–        Pricing strategy

–        Analysis of marketing spend

–        Building automated analysis

–        And a whole lot more!

 

Having successfully run at Schulich for the last five (5) years, this workshop is specifically designed for ANYONE who wants to learn how to build a working business model and perform any sort of projections. It DOES NOT require an extensive knowledge of excel, finance, accounting or computer programming.

Oct
24
Wed
Business Model Canvas Workshop
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Business Model Canvas Workshop @ ICUBE CoWorking Space (KN L1240)

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 Portia Asli – a thought leader, 4-time entrepreneur and engineer having built businesses from the ground-up in healthcare wearables, online education, digital marketing, and advisory services. She has 10+ years of leadership & management expertise in: bringing new innovative ideas to market, building and managing high-performing teams, negotiating for optimal resources, bootstrapping resource-constraint businesses for success, closing ambitious B2B deals, establishing digital marketing strategy for B2C revenue stream and building exceptional partnerships across sectors to meet a shared agenda.

Portia is passionate about creating entrepreneurial ecosystems where emerging leaders can build sustainable and scalable businesses. She has coached over 200 startup founders across diverse sectors (FinTech, EdTech, CleanTech, IoT, AR/VR, Food, e-Commerce, AgriTech, Health) on investment strategy, product-market fit, lean product development, customer acquisition, B2B/B2C sales and online/offline marketing strategy. She has been a speaker on startup related content at conferences hosted by USAID, the Asian Development Bank, featured on live TV talk show and authored entrepreneurship articles for the Cambridge University.

 


 

 


Social Media 101 – Small Business Basics
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Social Media 101 - Small Business Basics @ Noel Ryan Auditorium Central Public Library  | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada

Are you an entrepreneur or small business owner looking for ways to harness the power of social media to build your brand?


This seminar will cover how to develop a social media strategy to build your brand, grow your client base, and optimize your marketing efforts.

Attendees will learn social media best practices, trends, tools, and techniques, including how to:

  • Select the right social media channels for your business
  • Optimize your profile to support your brand
  • Use Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram
  • Develop creative ways to engage and grow your communities
  • Maximize your time on social media to get the best results

Learning through examples, Laura will provide small business industry scenarios and encourage open discussion throughout the evening to create an engaging and informative evening.

This event is free, register at the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/social-media-101-small-business-basics-tickets-45911462420

Oct
25
Thu
Sprout: Intrapreneurship Skills Based Training Program – Session 1 – Speaking Series: The Art of Effective Communication
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sprout: Intrapreneurship Skills Based Training Program - Session 1 - Speaking Series: The Art of Effective Communication @ Humber North Campus | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Are you trying to communicate more effectively? Hoping to improve your relationships by developing your verbal communication skills?

 

This workshop targets topics like Orientation, Negotiation, and Building Rapport. Facilitated by Speakers University, this workshop will teach participants communication techniques to effectively connect with their audience. Learn how to communicate with confidence!

 

Benefits of Effective Communication

  1. Build Larger Networks
  2. Create Long-lasting Partnerships
  3. Establish Professionalism
  4. DECREASE YOUR STRESS!
Oct
30
Tue
Ask the Expert – Legal, Accounting & Banking
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

             

Do you have specific questions about IP, incorporation, term sheets, taxes, SR&ED, financial statements, cash flows, banking or others?

Have your questions answered by experts in the field.

Appointment spots are now available for LW Law, MNP tax specialist, and the Scotiabank banking specialist visit– October 30th from 10 am to noon at ICUBE.

FREE one-on-one Tax Advice/Services  & Banking Advice – ICUBE Clients with accounting or banking questions register below.

 

Oct 30 - Ask the Expert Registration

Sign up for meetings with representatives from Labarge Weinstein.
  • Please ensure you have completed Side-Guides 1 & 2 before meeting with mentors. www.icubeutm.ca/sideguide
  • Have a question that requires expert advice regarding your startup / venture / idea's finances, "the books" or taxes? Book a free time-slot with our mentor experts from MNP! (Time slots are exclusively available for ICUBE: SXL Accelerate teams. Please only book sessions you need).
  • Have a question that requires expert advice regarding your startup / venture / idea's baking structure, need to set up your first account or process payments? Book a free time-slot with our expert bankters from Scotiabank! (Time slots are exclusively available for ICUBE: SXL Accelerate teams. Please only book sessions you need).
  • Have a question that requires expert advice regarding your startup / venture / idea's legal outlook, setting up a corporation, shareholder agreement or anything else? Book a free time-slot with our mentor experts from Labarge Weinstein! (Time slots are exclusively available for ICUBE: SXL Accelerate teams. Please only book sessions you need).