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February 2, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Better understand the process of generating your first prototype, access applied research support and work with manufacturers.

Wondering how to go from an idea to a prototype?

This will be a session where you can learn how to build your first tangible prototype and access applied research support.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is most beneficial to early-stage entrepreneurs and changemakers.

It is open to the public including Leap Startup League cohort members, early-stage impact entrepreneurs and UTM students


Through the session you will:

  • Discover the entrepreneurial process and the first steps to move an idea forward.
  • Learn how to create your first prototype, access manufacturing research support, and work with manufacturers
  • Clarify how to take advantage of available resources to turn ideas into tangible products.


John Lam  | Entrepreneurship & Innovation Specialist, City of Mississauga

John Lam is the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Specialist for the City of Mississauga’s Economic Development Office, and more specifically, for the Mississauga Business Entrepreneur Centre. His role involves supporting innovative scale-up companies in Mississauga or those who wish to locate in Mississauga. His entrepreneurial experiences stem from starting two ventures, one promoting physical activity to youth through Ultimate Frisbee workshops and another connecting people to mental health resources through chatbot technology. John has also taught entrepreneurship courses as a teaching faculty member at Wilfrid Laurier University, and led start-up incubators at the University of Guelph, Wilfrid Laurier University, and Sheridan College. He studied Recreation, Business and Psychology in undergraduate, completed the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology (MBET) program from the University of Waterloo and is now working towards a PhD in Higher Education with a focus on entrepreneurship education from University of Toronto. Feel free to ask him about anything start-up related!

Leap Startup League Series

This series includes five workshops designed to help you learn how to move from entrepreneurial idea to execution. All workshops are held online in partnership with ICUBE & EDGE.

The series includes:

  • Finance 101 (Asynchronous)
  • Prototyping
  • Storytelling and Pitch Prep (Asynchronous)
  • Digital Marketing 101
  • Sales 101



EDGE is where entrepreneurship and innovation thrive. We help impact entrepreneurs create meaningful change for our communities, society, and environment. We support changemakers as they explore entrepreneurial approaches to creating a more equitable and sustainable world.


ICUBE is a hub for idea exploration, early-stage business development, and co-working. We provide expert support, resources, and access to opportunities for entrepreneurial students and community members across all industries. Got an idea? Let us make it!

Important Notes

This is a free event. Spots are limited. Register now to save your spot! 

Confirmation emails take up to 24 hours to be processed. We thank you for your patience.

If you require any accommodations to register or to ensure your full participation in this event, please let us know at edge.programs@sheridancollege.ca 

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February 2, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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