Events

May
15
Mon
OCE Discovery
May 15 – May 16 all-day
May
25
Thu
RBC Innovation & Entrepreneurship Speaker Series
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

On May 25th, 15 emerging startups and research groups from UofT Mississauga will showcase their exciting innovations for a piece of $10k. This year we are honoured to partner with the RBC Innovation & Entrepreneurship Speaker Series to welcome Ian Carnevale, a UofT alum, who will share his startup’s $41M journey.

Sep
19
Tue
hackABILITY Info Session
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

 hackABILITY

On Tuesday, September 19th, RIC Centre will be hosting a hackABILITY info session at Microsoft Canada.

      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 will facilitate the rapid prototyping of devices that may be considered for further development and commercialization by bringing together teams to create solutions. Teams will consist of at least 4 people including a person with a disability or a caregiver, plus members with experience in design, coding, and engineering.

Sep
21
Thu
hackABILITY Info Session
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

hackABILITYOn Thursday, September 21st, RIC Centre will be hosting the 2nd hackABILITY info session at Sheridan College.

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 will facilitate the rapid prototyping of devices that may be considered for further development and commercialization by bringing together teams to create solutions. Teams will consist of at least 4 people including a person with a disability or a caregiver, plus members with experience in design, coding, and engineering.

Sep
28
Thu
Blockchain Applications
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Entrepreneurship in the Classroom

On Thursday, September 28, join us for a special lecture on Blockchain applications by Ethereum.

 Developed by the Ethereum Foundation, a Swiss nonprofit, Ethereum is a decentralized platform that runs applications without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third party interference. The lecture will focus on how Ethereum can help entrepreneurs enhance their businesses through the creation of a decentralized application or kick-start a brand new project. Guest speaker includes Ethan Wilding, Founder at Ethereum. He brings his expertise in blockchain technologies to help clients and partners develop new strategic models of governance and finance.

 

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Oct
19
Thu
FinTech in Consumer Payments
Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Entrepreneurship in the Classroom

Playing an active role in driving Carta Worldwide’s market growth VP Business Development Elizabeth Duk and VP Strategic Alliance and Development will be discussing the role of FinTech in consumer payments!

Elizabeth has 25 years experience in both corporate and consulting environments covering strategic sales management, product management and business development working with companies like MasterCard and C-Sam.

With a background in financial analysis, enterprise software solutions, business and market development, Giles joined the founding team at Carta in the early growth phase to support commercialization of the Carta platform and drive market strategy and business development. For more information, click here.

Even if you are not registered to Professor Andrea Park’s class, MGT415- Special Management Topics, you can attend the special lectures for free!

 

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Oct
21
Sat
Tech and the City – Innovation Hack
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
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The City of Mississauga has partnered with ICUBE UTMSheridan College, RIC Centre, and SOTI Inc to host our 2nd annual Hack event – Tech and the City!

Within teams of up to 5 individuals, you will conceptualize, design, and present a digital experience which addresses the theme of building a connected and engaged city. Select and design from three individual challenges for a chance to present and win several prizes including sponsored accelerator program enrolment (RIC Centre, ICUBE UTM, SOTI Inc) and one (1) Google Home unit per winning team member!

Schedule

9:00AM – 10:00AM: Check-in, Breakfast
10:00AM – 10:30AM: Opening remarks and event guidelines
10:30AM – 2:00PM: Innovation Hack begins
12:00PM: Lunch available
2:00PM – 3:30: Speed-pitch sessions
4:00PM – 5:00PM: Final presentations (top teams selected)
5:00PM – 5:30PM: Deliberations (Judges to select winners, Networking and Refreshments)
5:30PM: Awards ceremony, Closing remarks

Ready to innovate?

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Oct
24
Tue
ICUBE Side Session 1: The Base – Business Initialization
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Icube Side SessionBefore starting a business, you should clearly understand the landscape you are about to enter in; define what the problem is, who already exists in the sector (other companies) you are entering, and what your solution is (and how it is different). Join us October 24, 2017, for our side session on business initialization. With the help of our volunteer mentors Sue Elliott and Nick Kuryluk, we will tackle how to generate your primary statements, create value, and validate your beliefs.

Workshop breakdown:

A.) Defining the Problem
B.) Solutions in the Competitive Landscape
C.) Your Value Proposition
D.) Customer Validation

Main goal of the workshop: 

  • To assist in crafting your problem statement, as well as your proposed solution. By understanding what solution(s) your business seeks to produce, this section will help you build a strong foundation from which to build the follow sides upon. This workshop will also force you to review what other businesses in the market, and understand what your competition looks like.

What you’ll learn:

  • Generate a problem statement that identifies the issues your target consumers currently face
  • Identifying the competitive landscape of the market you are entering
  • Create a proposed solution that explains how to solve your problem, and what your target consumers will gain from your solution
  • Generate your value proposition
  • Create a process to conduct and measure qualitative assessments to validate your preliminary assumptions
  • Gain an understanding of what is necessary in your Minimum Viable Product (MVP), based on these assessments

 

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Oct
26
Thu
Rock My Business Plan Series
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Each week, we cover one of the crucial parts of your business plan: Your Offer, Your Customer, and Your Money. Expect networking, strategic planning time, and pointers on how to elevate your business right from the start.

This three-week workshop series is for you if you:

  • Have a strong business idea to flesh out OR recently launched
  • Are looking for a strategy and roadmap on next steps for your business
  • Want an opportunity for one-on-one tailored business coaching as you launch
  • Are looking for some financing to get started and two years of mentorship after you launch

Session Schedule 

October 26, 2017 – 2pm-5pm
November 2, 2017 – 2pm-5pm
November 9, 2017 – 2pm-6pm

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Toolkit 2: Predictive tools – Artificial Intelligence
Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Entrepreneurship in the Classroom

As an Associate Partner at IBM Cognitive (AI) Consulting Practice with over 12+ years of experience. Pavel Rahman will be discussing artificial intelligence as a predictive tool. He combines data science, operations research and technology consulting expertise to drive revenue growth and operational excellence. In addition to his role at IBM, he is an Applied Researcher @Queen’s Smith School of Business and Adjunct Lecturer for Data Science @Schulich School of Business. For more information, click here.

 Even if you are not registered to Professor Andrea Park’s class, MGT415- Special Management Topics, you can attend the special lecture for free!

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