Events

Aspiring Entrepreneur - Certificate Workshops
5:07 pm
Registered for the Aspiring Entrepreneur level of the ICUBE Entrepreneurship Certificate? Wondering what workshops you’re eligible to attend? You have access to: 1) Business Initialization / Value Proposition September 27th 12:00 – 2:00 pm ICUBE Co-Working Space 2) What is ...
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
ICUBE Info Session + Marketing & Social Media Workshop @ MindShare - Erin Mills Mall | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada
6:00 pm
Interested in getting your product to reach the most amount of people possible? Come to this workshop to get tips on how to use social media as a marketing tool to reach customers. Info session Poster hbspt.forms.create({ portalId: "3064398", formId: ...
Starting a Not-for-Profit @ Central Public Library
Nov 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Starting a Not-for-Profit @ Central Public Library | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada
6:30 pm
This seminar provides an overview of the key considerations involved in starting a not-for-profit organization in Ontario including research, registration, operations, governance, taxation, funding opportunities. The information provided in this seminar does not constitute advice for any specific business situation. ...
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Developing you Small Business - Beyond the Basics @ Central Public Library | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada
6:30 pm
In this four-part series, go beyond the basics and learn the key components of developing your business.  This session will emphasize marketing strategy, business planning, cost and pricing, sales and more. Registration coming soon!
NoteTonic Testing Session 1 @ ICube Co-Working Space(Innovation Complex, L1240)
Nov 8 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
NoteTonic Testing Session 1 @ ICube Co-Working Space(Innovation Complex, L1240) | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada
11:00 am
NoteTonic is an AI-based notetaking system and they will be conducting two testing sessions in ICube’s Co-Working Space also known as L1240 in the Innovation Complex. The testing sessions will occur on: November 8th, 2018 – 11AM-4PM November 9th, 2018 ...
NoteTonic Testing Session 2 @ ICube Co-Working Space(Innovation Complex, L1240)
Nov 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
NoteTonic Testing Session 2 @ ICube Co-Working Space(Innovation Complex, L1240) | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada
12:00 pm
NoteTonic is an AI-based notetaking system and they will be conducting two testing sessions in ICube’s Co-Working Space also known as L1240 in the Innovation Complex. The testing sessions will occur on: November 8th, 2018 – 11AM-4PM November 9th, 2018 ...
Sprout: Intrapreneurship Skills Based Training Program – Session 2: Business Modelling in Excel @ Humber North Campus | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
1:00 pm
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 ...
Nov 13 @ 8:00 am
Innovation in Action! @ TechPlace | Burlington | Ontario | Canada
8:00 am
The Innovation in Action Tour will take you on a full-day bus tour, stopping at three innovative South Halton Region companies (Javelin Technologies, Urtech Manufacturing, Illuma-Drive). During these company visits, guests will tour facilities and learn more about best in ...
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Business in a Box, Idea to Reality @ Cooksville Library | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada
10:00 am
Want to be your own boss? Have a skill or hobby you want to turn into a business? Discover how to develop your idea, become an entrepreneur, and get support with your venture. This event is free, registration coming soon!
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
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 hbspt.forms.create({ portalId: "3064398", formId: ...
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 ...
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 ...
PITCH 2019 @ Blind Duck Pub
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm
PITCH 2019 @ Blind Duck Pub | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada
6:00 pm
Attention entrepreneurs and business owners! As a business incubator striving to help transform ideas into business realities, on March 21, 2019, the Final Pitch Competition will feature ICUBE teams, where you will have a chance meet University of Toronto Mississauga’s ...
Nov
5
Mon
Aspiring Entrepreneur – Certificate Workshops
Nov 5 @ 5:07 pm – 5:22 pm
Aspiring Entrepreneur - Certificate Workshops

Registered for the Aspiring Entrepreneur level of the ICUBE Entrepreneurship Certificate? Wondering what workshops you’re eligible to attend?

You have access to:
1) Business Initialization / Value Proposition

  1. September 27th
  2. 12:00 – 2:00 pm
  3. ICUBE Co-Working Space

2) What is IP?

  1. October 16th
  2. 12:00 – 2:00 pm
  3. ICUBE Co-Working Space

3) Business Model Canvas

  1. October 24th
  2. 12:00 – 2:00 pm
  3. ICUBE Co-Working Space

4) Pitch

  1. November 13th
  2. 12:00 – 2:00 pm
  3. ICUBE Co-Working Space

Make sure to register for each of the above workshop you’d like to attend! Reminder: you must attend 4 ICUBE workshops in one academic year to qualify for the Aspiring Entrepreneur CCR Notation.

OR – not registered to be an Aspiring Entrepreneur, but you’re now realizing how awesome this is (you earn CCR notations too!)? Register to be an Aspiring Entrepreneur.

Visit this page to learn more about the Entrepreneurship Certificate program.

ICUBE Info Session + Marketing & Social Media Workshop
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
ICUBE Info Session + Marketing & Social Media Workshop @ MindShare - Erin Mills Mall | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada

Interested in getting your product to reach the most amount of people possible? Come to this workshop to get tips on how to use social media as a marketing tool to reach customers.

Info session Poster


Nov
8
Thu
NoteTonic Testing Session 1
Nov 8 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
NoteTonic Testing Session 1 @ ICube Co-Working Space(Innovation Complex, L1240) | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada

NoteTonic is an AI-based notetaking system and they will be conducting two testing sessions in ICube’s Co-Working Space also known as L1240 in the Innovation Complex. The testing sessions will occur on:

  • November 8th, 2018 – 11AM-4PM
  • November 9th, 2018 – 12PM-1:30PM
Nov
9
Fri
NoteTonic Testing Session 2
Nov 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
NoteTonic Testing Session 2 @ ICube Co-Working Space(Innovation Complex, L1240) | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada

NoteTonic is an AI-based notetaking system and they will be conducting two testing sessions in ICube’s Co-Working Space also known as L1240 in the Innovation Complex. The testing sessions will occur on:

  • November 8th, 2018 – 11AM-4PM
  • November 9th, 2018 – 12PM-1:30PM
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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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
26
Tue
PITCH workshop
Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
PITCH workshop @ ICUBE Co-Working Space(Basement of Kaneff Centre)

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 workshop will help you to understand how to create a powerful pitch that you can use to engage investors.

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 a live TV talk show and authored entrepreneurship articles for the Cambridge University.


Mar
20
Wed
PITCH 2019
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm

edit 2Attention entrepreneurs and business owners! As a business incubator striving to help transform ideas into business realities, on March 21, 2019, the Final Pitch Competition will feature ICUBE teams, where you will have a chance meet University of Toronto Mississauga’s top entrepreneurs!