Start-Up Experience League

COMING MAY 2018

(SNEAK PEAK & EARLY SIGN UP BELOW)

 

Start-Up Work Experience
AVAILABLE HERE!

For UTM Students:

  • Paid Work Experience (with startups)
  • ICUBE Entrepreneurship Certificate
  • Co-Curricular Notations
  • Volunteer Opportunities

For Startups:

  • Startup Experience Grant
  • Subsidy for hiring UTM student
  • Project based (50 hrs)
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Important Dates:

  • Startups – April 23
  • Students – May 2

Work Term – May 14 to June 15

Learn to be an Entrepreneur! Industry mentors and leaders will guide you through the building blocks of starting your own company through a series of workshops. Attend four workshops within one calendar year and earn the “Aspiring Entrepreneur” CCR notation. Students should have an interest in entrepreneurship, but all rockstars are welcome.

The Aspiring Entrepreneur role provided students with the opportunity to attend four ICUBE business building workshops led by industry professionals. Participants dedicated 8 hours of their time learning about entrepreneurship and and business plan development. Through hands-on learning, the Aspiring Entrepreneur now has a deeper understand of entrepreneurship as a viable career path.

CCR + Work for a Start-Up Application

CCR Application 2018

Get experience as a BizOps Team Member and volunteer for ten hours with ICUBE UTM! BizOps students will make entrepreneurship in action happen at UTM and will immediately become a vital role in a functioning organization. They will help manage events, assist with recruitment, and collaborate with existing ICUBE staff to ensure all-around-awesomeness in marketing campaigns, external outreach, and more. Students should demonstrate an aptitude for entrepreneurship, but all rockstars are welcome.

The BizOps Team Member jumped right in to a fast moving organization and volunteered for ten hours.role dedicated 10 hours to ICUBE where they furthered the goals of the organization. They made entrepreneurship in action possible at UTM bysupporting the staff, managing events, and aiding recruitment.

CCR + Work for a Start-Up Application

CCR Application 2018

Startup Consultants will adopt an important role at an ICUBE startup. Consultants will work in various roles, including, but not limited to, marketing, market research, information management, web development, and more. Students should demonstrate an aptitude for entrepreneurship, but all rockstars are welcome. Students must completed / be in progress of ICUBE’s “Aspiring Entrepreneur” program (attending 4 startup education oriented workshops).

The Startup Consultant dedicated 20 hours of their team to support an ICUBE startup. Using skills and knowledge gained from their university experience, they helped a startup drive progress forward in different fields. The student supported the startup based on the knowledge they possess and their field of work.

CCR + Work for a Start-Up Application

CCR Application 2018

Startup Superstars will complete 50 hours of paid support for an incorporated ICUBE startup. Being a Superstar means using your skills and the valuable knowledge you’ve gained to support a startup on an important project. Students will have a final product to show for. Students should demonstrate an aptitude for entrepreneurship, but all rockstars are welcome. To join the Superstar startup program, applicants must have completed the “Aspiring Entrepreneur” program (4 Side Sessions workshops to learn how to build a business) and preference will be given to those who have completed Startup Consultant Program (20 hours volunteer) or or ICUBE Biz Ops (10 hours volunteer).

The Startup Superstars will be paired with another entrepreneurial student to complete the pre-assigned task with an ICUBE startup. Through a project-based opportunity, you will be working to drive the company forward, offering support based on your knowledge and your field of work.
Potential placement tasks might include:

  • Marketing: marketing strategy and content creation, creation of a Blog and articles, branding, social media management, design marketing materials, events, etc.
  • Software Development: web or mobile development, Testing, Improving and iterating an existing user interface, UX, UI, etc.
  • Market research/data analysis: creation of databases, reporting, customer discovery, grant writing, business plan writing, CRM management, etc.
  • Prototyping: development and testing electronic breadboards, hardware, 3D printing, etc.
    Etc.

CCR + Work for a Start-Up Application

CCR Application 2018

Are You a Start-Up?

The Start-up Experience Grant is a program that pairs teams of two students from diverse backgrounds with start-up companies for project-based work placements of maximum 100 hours each placement (50 hours each student). The program will cover up to 75% of the student wages for first-time participants.

ICUBE UTM coaches participating students, helping them develop real-life, transferable employment skills through a series of workshops, seminars, networking opportunities, and a paid work placement.

  • You must be Incorporated.
  • ICUBE clients and recent grad companies will be prioritized. You can apply to become an ICUBE Client here, It’s FREE.
  • You are expected to provide a professional working space. This includes incubators, accelerators, and co-working spaces.
  • You must be located in the Peel Region or receiving support from ICUBE UTM, The RIC Centre, or The Hub at Sheridan College.

Start Up Application Form

CCR Application Form

Key Dates:

Cohort 1 (May 7 to June 18)

Application due dates:

  • Startups – April 23
  • Students – May 14

Work period – May 22 to June 29


Costs to Start-up companies

The program will cover up to 75% of the student wages for first-time participants. If you are a second-time participant, then the program will cover 50% of the student wages.

QUESTIONS?

Got any questions? Contact Ignacio Mongrell with “Start-up Experience Grant” in the subject line.