Events

ICUBE Side Session III. Market Research, Target Markets and Marketing @ University of Toronto Mississauga (Innovation Complex)
Nov 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
ICUBE Side Session III. Market Research, Target Markets and Marketing @ University of Toronto Mississauga (Innovation Complex) | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada
12:00 pm
 Understanding the market in which you plan to enter is crucial for the success of your business. With the help of    Information Specialist Christina Kim and Brand Strategy Consultant Paul Brandner, we will review market characteristics such as size, demographics ...
Nov 7 2017 @ 12:00 am – Jan 26 2018 @ 5:00 pm
IT'S A START Pitch Competition 2018 @ Corus Quay | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
12:00 am
Win $5K + Space for your Startup! One of Toronto’s leading pitch competitions is back! The Digital Media and Gaming Incubator at George Brown College is proud to present the 2018 IT’S A START Pitch Competition. Next April, ten startups will be ...
Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Rock My Business Plan Series @ UofT Mississauga | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada
2:00 pm
Futurpreneur Canada proudly presents Rock My Business Plan, a Foundation for an Entrepreneurial Canada program supported by RBC Future Launch. This new three-week workshop series will help you create a killer business plan in record time, for free! If you’re ...
FinTech in Lending: Peer to peer platforms @ University of Toronto Mississauga, IB 210
Nov 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
FinTech in Lending: Peer to peer platforms @ University of Toronto Mississauga, IB 210 | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada
4:00 pm
As UofT Alumni and seasonal lecturer, Adam is very much at home in front of our students. With his proven experience in corporate finance and knowledge of capital markets, he recently was appointed Credit Director at CWB. This special lecture ...
ICUBE Side Session IV. Women in Tech: Resources @ University of Toronto Mississauga (Innovation Complex)
Nov 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
ICUBE Side Session IV. Women in Tech: Resources @ University of Toronto Mississauga (Innovation Complex) | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada
1:00 pm
 In the early stages, people invest in you and your team as much as your idea. With the help of UofT Alumni Natalie Yeadon and Business Development Manager Mary Dimou, this workshop will help you choose the right members and mentors ...
Building and Growing Firms: A VC Perspective @ University of Toronto Mississauga, IB 210
Nov 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Building and Growing Firms: A VC Perspective @ University of Toronto Mississauga, IB 210 | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada
4:00 pm
With over 25 years of experience in the field, Ted Liu founded CPE Media Inc., an all private capital news and intelligence provider. CPE offers complete private capital information and intelligence through Private Capital Journal and Private Capital Dealbase. They also offer a ...
ICUBE Side Session V. The Business Plan @ University of Toronto Mississauga (Innovation Complex)
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
ICUBE Side Session V. The Business Plan @ University of Toronto Mississauga (Innovation Complex) | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada
6:00 pm
 A business plan stands as a content-heavy document that same would say is ‘living’. The real value of creating a business plan is not in having the finished product in hand; rather, the value lies in the process of researching ...
hackABILITY Finale – Finalist Pitches + Networking @ Blind Duck Pub, University of Toronto Mississauga
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
hackABILITY Finale - Finalist Pitches + Networking @ Blind Duck Pub, University of Toronto Mississauga | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada
6:00 pm
 On December 7, 2017, hackABILITY will raise awareness about emerging technology opportunities in the area of     assistive technology, as  well as support collaboration between educational institutions and established businesses.   hackABILITY is facilitating the rapid prototyping of devices that may ...
PITCH 2018 @ University of Toronto Mississauga (Blind Duck Pub )
Jan 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
PITCH 2018 @ University of Toronto Mississauga (Blind Duck Pub ) | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada
5:30 pm
Attention entrepreneurs and business owners! As a business incubator striving to help transform ideas into business realities, on January 18, 2018, the Final Pitch Competition will feature ICUBE teams, where you will have a chance meet University of Toronto Mississauga’s ...
Rock My Business Plan Series @ University of Toronto Mississauga (Innovation Complex)
Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rock My Business Plan Series @ University of Toronto Mississauga (Innovation Complex) | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada
5:00 pm
Futurpreneur Canada proudly presents Rock My Business Plan, a Foundation for an Entrepreneurial Canada program supported by RBC Future Launch. This new three-week workshop series will help you create a killer business plan in record time, for free! If you’re ...
Rock My Business Plan Series @ University of Toronto Mississauga (Innovation Complex)
Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rock My Business Plan Series @ University of Toronto Mississauga (Innovation Complex) | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada
5:00 pm
Futurpreneur Canada proudly presents Rock My Business Plan, a Foundation for an Entrepreneurial Canada program supported by RBC Future Launch. This new three-week workshop series will help you create a killer business plan in record time, for free! If you’re ...
Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Rock My Business Plan Series @ UofT Mississauga | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada
5:00 pm
Futurpreneur Canada proudly presents Rock My Business Plan, a Foundation for an Entrepreneurial Canada program supported by RBC Future Launch. This new three-week workshop series will help you create a killer business plan in record time, for free! If you’re ...
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Women in Tech 2018 @ ONRamp | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
5:30 pm
ICUBE’s very own Women in Tech panel is an opportunity for industry professionals and entrepreneurs to meet the future generation of women shattering the glass ceiling in tech within a collaborative and innovative environment. On February 27, 2018, join us for dinner, ...
Brampton Tech Talks: Fintech @ Chinguacousy Library
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Brampton Tech Talks: Fintech @ Chinguacousy Library | Brampton | Ontario | Canada
7:00 pm
The term financial technology can apply to any innovation in how people transact business, from the invention of digital money to robo-advice. Since the internet revolution and the mobile internet revolution financial technology has grown explosively, and fintech, which originally ...
DIGIFEST 2018 @ Corus Quay
Apr 26 – Apr 28 all-day
DIGIFEST 2018 @ Corus Quay | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
12:00 am
Since 2011, Digifest has been bringing together a dynamic audience of creative professionals from across the country. Attendees are leading voices from the creative industries including graphic designers, web and interactive designers, art directors, studio managers as well as faculty ...
May 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
3:00 pm
 
May 15 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
3:00 pm
 
May 31 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Startup Experience League Orientation @ ICUBE UTM | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada
11:00 am
ICUBE’s Startup Experience League Program is designed to support a diverse range of undergraduate students and seed and early stage startup companies. It is comprised of four levels, all with their own co-curricular record (CCR) component. The first three levels ...
Mapping the future of the Internet of Me @ CCIT Building, University of Toronto Mississauga
Jul 12 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Mapping the future of the Internet of Me @ CCIT Building, University of Toronto Mississauga | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada
8:30 am
Mapping the Future for Internet of Me Let’s reposition our thinking of the Internet of Things. It’s not just an array of connected devices but IoT for Me or IoMe can play a big role in personal enablement and industrial ...
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Startup Experience League Orientation 2 @ ICUBE - Maker Space
11:00 am
ICUBE’s Startup Experience League Program is designed to support a diverse range of undergraduate students and seed and early stage startup companies. It is comprised of four levels, all with their own co-curricular record (CCR) component. The first three levels ...
Launch Lunch – Startup Experience League @ ICUBE - Innovation Complex - University of Toronto Mississauga
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Launch Lunch - Startup Experience League @ ICUBE - Innovation Complex - University of Toronto Mississauga | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada
12:00 pm
ICUBE is hosting a lunch for the launch of it’s Startup Experience League (SXL) Accelerator Program on the 24th of July! The SXL Program is designed to help ventures at the ideation and scaleup stages by providing resources and training to ...
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Founder's Roundtable - PR & Media by Khaled from Insauga @ ICUBE Co-Working Space
12:00 pm
The Founder’s Roundtable is an exciting peer exchange session of experience and insight into founding, building, and running a startup. There is a topic and special guest for each session who kicks off the conversation. Naturally, they will demonstrate significant ...
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Get Experience Fair
10:00 am
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 ...
LaunchME! Lunch @ ICUBE Co-Working Space
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
LaunchME! Lunch @ ICUBE Co-Working Space
12:00 pm
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 ...
Elevate Tech Fest 2018 @ Toronto, Canada
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm
Elevate Tech Fest 2018 @ Toronto, Canada
10:00 am
WHAT IS ELEVATE? 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, ...
Business Initialization / Value Proposition Workshop @ Presentation Room (Student Centre - next to Blind Duck Pub)
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Business Initialization / Value Proposition Workshop @ Presentation Room (Student Centre - next to Blind Duck Pub)
12:00 pm
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 ...
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 ...
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Innovation Association / SXL Information Session @ ICUBE Co-Working Space
3:00 pm
Interested in volunteering for a startup but not sure where to start? The Innovation Association and ICUBE came together to create a variety of opportunities for students. This information session specifically will focus on Startup Support 1.0, an opportunity for ...
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 ...
Jul
24
Tue
Startup Experience League Orientation 2
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Startup Experience League Orientation 2 @ ICUBE - Maker Space

ICUBE’s Startup Experience League Program is designed to support a diverse range of undergraduate students and seed and early stage startup companies.

It is comprised of four levels, all with their own co-curricular record (CCR) component. The first three levels involve volunteering with ICUBE and participating in events, and the highest level of the program includes a paid five-week work placement with a start-up company.

Upon completion of the program, students will receive a notation on their CCR record, and an ICUBE Entrepreneurship Certificate.

Launch Lunch – Startup Experience League
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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ICUBE is hosting a lunch for the launch of it’s Startup Experience League (SXL) Accelerator Program on the 24th of July!

The SXL Program is designed to help ventures at the ideation and scaleup stages by providing resources and training to validate business ideas, build towards a minimum viable product through training, mentoring and networking, as well as providing cash investments, grant access, endorsements, coaching and more!

Join us to kick off the new program and meet the people behind this year’s impressive roster of startup talent.

Aug
21
Tue
Founder’s Roundtable – PR & Media by Khaled from Insauga
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Founder’s Roundtable is an exciting peer exchange session of experience and insight into founding, building, and running a startup.

There is a topic and special guest for each session who kicks off the conversation. Naturally, they will demonstrate significant experience and expertise in the areas of entrepreneurship and business leadership. Learn, listen, and share the challenges and opportunities that are unique to your experiences as founders.

ICUBE is hosting a Founder’s Roundtable event for program members of the ICUBE Accelerate program, with special guests Khaled & Ashley from Insauga!


Khaled Iwamura is the founder of Quickbite News that consists of Insauga.com, Inbrampton.com, and Inhalton.com, which have become some of the biggest city websites in Canada and enjoys the largest social media following in the western GTA.

He is also TEDx Speaker, Tokyo Tourism Spokesperson, TV host and producer and part-time pro wrestler.

insauga.com, inbrampton.com and inhalton.com combined have 1,100,000 unique visitors per month, 3.1 million page views per month, 750,000 video views per month and has the biggest social media following in the western GTA with well over 100,000 followers.

He sits on the Board of Directors of The Living Arts Centre, Legends Row and Japan Festival Canada.

Ashley Newport is a senior editor with QuickBite News (insauga.com inbrampton.com inhalton.com) who can write about pretty much anything, but has a particular fondness for food, restaurants and real estate. Ashley graduated from York University with a degree in Professional Writing in 2007 before going on to study Print Journalism at Sheridan College. She has written for publications specializing in a range of subjects, including healthcare, restaurants, hotels, furniture and lifestyle news.


Sep
12
Wed
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.

Sep
20
Thu
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!


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

WHAT IS ELEVATE?

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.

FESTIVAL OVERVIEW

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 @  ELEVATETECHFEST.com

Sep
27
Thu
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.

 


Aspiring Entrepreneur – Certificate Workshops
Sep 27 @ 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.

Oct
1
Mon
Innovation Association / SXL Information Session
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Innovation Association / SXL Information Session @ ICUBE Co-Working Space

Interested in volunteering for a startup but not sure where to start? The Innovation Association and ICUBE came together to create a variety of opportunities for students. This information session specifically will focus on Startup Support 1.0, an opportunity for students to volunteer 20 hours of their time with ICUBE startup!

Why bother volunteering when you aren’t getting paid?

  1. Did you know employers value volunteer and paid experience equally?
  2. Experience working with a startup is infinitely more valuable than working for a big corporation (in our opinion). If you can master a million small things at a startup (and can highlight that appropriately in your resume), you can land almost any job at a larger corporation.
  3. This volunteer position, along with our others, opens the door to paid positions with local startups!

Learn more about Innovation Association and the Startup Experience League here. Or better yet, come out to our info session and chat with real people about real experiences!

Register here:

Psst. Can’t make it? Don’t worry. We’re hosting another one on Friday, October 12th at 11am.

Aspiring Entrepreneur – Certificate Workshops
Oct 1 @ 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.