Events

Jan
23
Wed
Financial Strategy & Forecasting Workshops – Session 2: Where do you want to be? @ Sheridan College EDGE - Room B290
Jan 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Session 2: Where do you want to be?

  • Breakeven analysis: money in and money out.
  • Pricing your product: economical model vs. luxury model
  • Churn
  • Sales quotas and common mistakes
  • Compensation strategy
  • Burn rate
  • Use of funds

 

 

Financial Strategy & Forecasting Workshops – Session 2: Where do you want to be? @ Sheridan College EDGE - Room B290
Jan 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Session 2: Where do you want to be?

  • Breakeven analysis: money in and money out.
  • Pricing your product: economical model vs. luxury model
  • Churn
  • Sales quotas and common mistakes
  • Compensation strategy
  • Burn rate
  • Use of funds

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Jan
24
Thu
RIC Centre Regional Alliance
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The RIC Centre Regional Alliance is an invite-only panel that meets bi-monthly to hear clients pitch their startup to business advisers and government funding experts. The goal of the Regional Alliance panel is to proactively champion successful technology commercialization by linking identified opportunities to committed resource providers (Federal, Provincial, Municipal, Industry, Investment, and Private Sector), and engaging their respective communities as functional incubators.
For more information, please contact Mariya Leslie, Operations Manager at RIC Centre, at mariya.leslie@riccentre.com.

Jan
29
Tue
RIC Centre Pitching Workshop
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The RIC Centre Pitching Workshop is designed to help startups understand how to create a powerful pitch presentation.
Ideal Attendee: This workshop is for RIC Centre clients that have a validated value proposition and business model combined with a strong team and attractive market opportunity. Participants are expected to ensure that they have all the information required to create their pitch.
Workshop Topics:
– Effective communication
– Creating powerful narratives
– Principles of storytelling
– Pitching principles
– Effective slide creation
Event cost: Free for RIC Centre clients with $100 refundable deposit; deposit is returned once client attends workshop and completes post-event survey.
Event catering: Light breakfast and lunch is included.
REGISTER HERE:  https://ricc-pitching-jan2019.eventbrite.ca  

Ideation Workshop for Social Enterprises
Jan 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

Brought to you by the O.N.E. Social Enterprise Partnership, Ryerson SVZ, MaRS SVX and your host EDGE at Sheridan College.

Are you interested in starting a social enterprise or learning more about how to do so effectively?

A challenge facing social innovators (and, indeed, innovators of all types) is that they often leap to a solution without having properly researched and defined the problem. This can negatively impact the venture at later stages, where issues that should have been known much earlier can cause significant delays or even stop the venture in its tracks.

The Ideation Workshop will help innovators further refine their ideas to create a viable social enterprise. Using tools and worksheets developed by Alex Gill, Director and co-founder of the Ryerson Social Venture Zone, participants will work through their ideas using a range of methodologies. Users of the interactive worksheets will perform a range of foundational work that is key to separating the knowledge of the problem from the tools to solve it. You can use this process to help validate your idea and ensure you are truly solving a social problem, rather than trying to fit a problem into a solution.

Objectives:

1. Help participants explore and deepen their initial social business ideas by using a variety of creativity and innovation tools;

2. Capture and deepen their ideas via Ryerson’s “Ideation Canvas” that will outline all initial aspects of their social business idea;

3. Learn about the major mistakes that early stage social entrepreneurs make – and how to avoid them;

REGISTRATION

Please register for one of the complimentary ticket types.

Refreshments will be served.

Contact kimberly@socialinnovation.ca for more information.

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Jan
30
Wed
Financial Strategy & Forecasting Workshops – Session 3: How do you get there? @ ICUBE Co-Working Space
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Session 3: How do you get there?

  • Financing options for company stages
  • Examples of lenders/investors in the Canadian Space
  • Meaning of valuation and its methods
    o Market approach: depends on the company.
    o Income-Based Approach: Discounted Cash Flow and example
    o The Venture Capital Method
    o Pre and Post-Money Calculation
    o Score Card Method

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Jan
31
Thu
Driving Dreams 2019: Designing Smart Products
Jan 31 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Some technical innovators work in corporations, some work as entrepreneurs. But when it comes to designing smart products, they all face product development challenges and what it takes to bring smart products to market.
Driving Dreams 2019: Designing Smart Products is a six-pack event series that delivers technical workshops and valuable expert panel sessions, as well as focused networking, throughout the year, with the first full day event launching January 31, 2019.
Join us to be surrounded by some of the top minds in IoT, aritificial intelligence and big data. A few of the speakers we’re excited to bring to you this are:
-Greg Dashwood, Product Lead IoT & Advanced Analytics, Microsoft
-Mike Brown, Senior Director Business Development, Swift Labs
-Max Palumbo, Senior Field Applications Engineer, Silicon Labs
It’s a unique opportunity for you to engage with other entrepreneurs and innovators who have launched products, built brands and forged strategic industry partnerships in the same ecosystem.
Agenda
Tech Workshop: 8:30am – 1:00pm
Keynote, panel and networking: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Full List of Speakers and Topics
Click here
Dates
-January 31, 2019
-March 21, 2019
-May 30, 2019
-June 20, 2019
-September 19, 2019
-November 14, 2019
Event cost: $375 for early bird registration (closes Jan 10, 2019), regular price $600 for the program
*single event tickets can be purchased for the price of $150. Please contact pam.banks@riccentre.com for more details*
Get your tickets here: Driving Dreams 2019

Feb
26
Tue
PITCH workshop @ ICUBE Co-Working Space(Basement of Kaneff Centre)
Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This workshop series is designed to help early-stage ventures create a comprehensive pitch to gain investors’ attention and ultimately funding.

Many new ventures need to access external sources of funding to effectively build their product and enter the market. This workshop will help you to understand how to create a powerful pitch that you can use to engage investors.

The instructor is Portia Asli – a thought leader, 4-time entrepreneur and engineer having built businesses from the ground-up in healthcare wearables, online education, digital marketing, and advisory services. She has 10+ years of leadership & management expertise in: bringing new innovative ideas to market, building and managing high-performing teams, negotiating for optimal resources, bootstrapping resource-constraint businesses for success, closing ambitious B2B deals, establishing digital marketing strategy for B2C revenue stream and building exceptional partnerships across sectors to meet a shared agenda.

Portia is passionate about creating entrepreneurial ecosystems where emerging leaders can build sustainable and scalable businesses. She has coached over 200 startup founders across diverse sectors (FinTech, EdTech, CleanTech, IoT, AR/VR, Food, e-Commerce, AgriTech, Health) on investment strategy, product-market fit, lean product development, customer acquisition, B2B/B2C sales and online/offline marketing strategy. She has been a speaker on startup related content at conferences hosted by USAID, the Asian Development Bank, featured on a live TV talk show and authored entrepreneurship articles for the Cambridge University.

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Mar
20
Wed
PITCH 2019 @ Blind Duck Pub
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm

 

Join us on March 20 for PITCH 2019!

PITCH is designed to showcase innovation and entrepreneurship at U of T Mississauga, our city and our region. Focusing an early and developing stage ventures, ICUBE brings together innovators from a variety of sectors.  Join us to learn from amazing speakers sharing their experiences, network with great companies and sponsors, and be at the hub of where ideas grow at UTM!

Find out more HERE