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Fundraising Workshop

February 8, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Attend this session to learn about the various ways in which entrepreneurs can raise funds for their businesses.

Come join us over Teams on February 8th – 5:30-6:30pm. Learn from investors and experts about the various options available to seek funding when establishing your venture.

Our Panelists:

Julia Tu

Julia is currently the Director of Ontario Investments at Front Row Ventures, Canada’s first university-focused venture capital fund investing in student founders. She is passionate about supporting the next generation of technology leaders and building a stronger tech ecosystem in Canada. Outside of Front Row, she has work experience in various different industries including sustainable investing at the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan, consulting at Deloitte and risk and strategy at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

Enrique Soissa

With over a decade and a half in media and entertainment industries, working in content and client facing roles, I have spent my time in major media organizations as well as start-ups. From founding and running my own business in the music industry, acquisitions, and client management roles, I have a wide variety of experiences to draw from. Now in the role of BDM for Futurpreneur, I am now able to support new business creators during their key foundational stage.

Frank Lorusso

Frank Lorusso is a Senior Account Manager with BDC which is a financial institution devoted to Canadian entrepreneurs. BDC helps create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, advisory and capital.

Frank Lorusso joined BDC in February of 2019. In his current role, he is a small business specialist. This involves financing commercial real estate, as well as helping businesses finance equipment and working capital to accelerate their growth.


February 8, 2023
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


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Indigenous business training program created by RedBird Circle Inc. in partnership with UofT Libraries, ICUBE UTM and The Bridge at UTSC

An experiential learning program that follows the school 3 semesters schedule, for anyone with a great idea who wants to make it happen.

A boutique-style remote program to support your business development and help you grow through one-on-one support. This program is open all year.

A student-led creative studio with intends to serve the prototyping and design needs of our ventures and small businesses in our community.

This 2-day retreat is designed to help you reflect on your journey, what drives you, all the hats you wear and what is next for you and your social enterprise.