Info Session: Innovation, Commercialization & Research
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Info Session: Innovation, Commercialization & Research @ Innovation Complex - UTM, KN2213

Want to learn more about Commercialization and Entrepreneurship at UofT?

U of T has become a North American leader in company creation and start-up activity.  With a growing and vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem there is an increasing number of research-based start-ups and student-led companies across all three campuses.

With expertise from ICUBE @ UTM and the Innovations and Partnerships Office (IPO), the University’s commercialization partners, U of T’s programs can be tailored to meet the needs of all different kinds of entrepreneurs, from beginners in business to world-class researchers, social innovators and more.

A joint presentation with Sam Dumcum, ICUBE coordinator and Sonya Brijbassi, Business Development from the Innovations and Partnerships Office (IPO) will focus on how the university is transforming research into innovation and entrepreneurship, and how we can help you!

When: Wednesday, Oct. 19th 10am-11:30am
Where: Innovation Complex KN 2213
Refreshments provided

Click here to RSVP by October 11th

Sonya and Sam will also be available for one-on-one meetings if you would like to discuss your specific idea/innovation, the services of IPO and/or the commercialization process in more detail.  If you would like to book a meeting please contact Sonya at or Sam at

HackerNest Mississauga November Tech Social
Nov 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
HackerNest Mississauga November Tech Social

The final HackerNest Mississauga Tech Social for 2016 arrives in November! Mark your calendars! Free beer/(possibly wine)/water.

HackerNest believes that strong, supportive tech communities should exist everywhere – not just in hotspots like San Francisco and New York. Mississauga is the 6th largest city in Canada and home to a wealth of talent and innovative corporations! So come out to meet and mingle with them!

See the full HackerNest schedule here.

Social Innovation Lunch
Nov 21 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Social Innovation Lunch @ ICUBE - Innovation Complex | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada

Join us for a ‘Build Your Own Taco’ lunch as we discuss changing the world through #SocialInnovation.

Across the world exciting new projects are constantly finding new ways to develop profitable business models by solving real world problems.  Join us in networking with other students / staff and alumni interested in the Social Innovation space and listen to keynote speaker Josh Folkema from World Vision Canada.

Register below or click here to find out more information.

Countdown to Success featuring Manjit Minhas
Nov 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Countdown to Success featuring Manjit Minhas @ Innovation Complex | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada

The 5th annual Countdown to Success will feature Manjit Minhas of CBC’s Dragons’ Den and co-founder of Minhas Brewries & Distillery, Spotlight Productions and Shergill Homes on Nov 24, 2016 (register here). As a serial entrepreneur, Minhas shares from her personal experience of spotting opportunities and how diversification can lead to big payouts. Minhas experience on the struggle of getting started, and the rewards of persistence are sure to motivate everyone looking to start their own business or get involved with something new. Once named the ‘most unknown beer baroness in the world,’ Minhas has produced a global brand and is now on national TV as part of CBC’s Dragons’ Den. Come hear her story!

The first 100 people to attend will receive a free IMI pint glass and after Manjit Minhas’ talk there will be a time of networking (including refreshments) featuring entrepreneurs, students, staff, faculty and industry members.

To register – sign up here!