Events

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
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.

 


 

 


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).
Founder’s Roundtable – Bootstrapping with Pitch Competitions by Emma Harris
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Founder's Roundtable - Bootstrapping with Pitch Competitions by Emma Harris @ ICUBE Co-Working Space

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.


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 🙂


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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