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How to Run a Kick@$$ Kickstarter Campaign

November 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Are you looking for funding and support to make your idea happen? Crowdfunding might be the way to do it – and we’ll show you how!

Do you have an idea that you want to bring to life? Are you looking for funding and support to make it happen? Crowdfunding might be a way to do it without having to sell your business (and sometimes your soul!) to investors, while building an engaged community around your idea. Experienced crowdfunder Andrew Luba will share with you his insights and a clear framework for how you can make your idea real. Andrew’s only 27 too, so he’s going to try his darn hardest to make this online workshop more engaging and exciting than your UofT lectures. Have your laptop ready because we will be doing more than just talking!

In this workshop, we will:

  • Learn about and use a practical crowdfunding framework that you can apply to your idea.
  • Start to build your crowdfunding campaign by engaging in research, games, and other breakout activities.
  • Discuss your business and project ideas, and have time to ask Andrew questions as we navigate through the framework.

This event is designed for: anyone who at minimum has an idea for a business/product/service etc.


Andrew is an intersectional environmental activist, inventor, and critical thinker. He has a Masters of Design in Strategic Foresight & Innovation from OCAD University, and is completing a Juris Doctor at the University of Toronto. Andrew supports projects from idea to reality: he has launched, funded, and fulfilled ten of his own crowdfunding campaigns, and has consulted on several others. He has a strong environmental ethic and a drive to make positive change. Andrew is currently producing Coextinction, a partially crowdfunded documentary about the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales on the west coast and their interconnectedness with other species, including humans. Andrew worked as a law student at the public interest environmental law charity Ecojustice last summer, and will article there in 2021. You can also check out his newest card game, FUTURES, which is donating 100% of profits to progressive social and environmental justice organizations.


November 5, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 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.