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Introduction to Valuation

Introduction to Valuation

Valuing early-stage companies is not rocket science. In our online course, you’ll learn some qualitative, or subjective, methods for valuing companies, as well as the most frequently used quantitative, or objective models. We’ll help you understand how valuation works for startups in different sectors like cleantech and health. Plus, walk through practical examples of how […]

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ASK AN INVESTOR: DO I NEED INSURANCE FOR MY STARTUP?

ASK AN INVESTOR: DO I NEED INSURANCE FOR MY STARTUP?

  The short answer is maybe. The long answer, from my perspective both as a founder who lived through getting insurance as well as an investor helping navigate our portfolio companies through insurance, requires some short background theory. The purpose of insurance is to protect the value of what you have built in the event […]

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Dragon’s Den Open Auditions

Dragon’s Den Open Auditions

Dragons’ Den is calling on all aspiring entrepreneurs to present their business pitches for a chance to be featured next season on CBC. Beginning in Toronto on February 10, the audition tour will be open to the public, as producers hit the road visiting Canadian cities coast-to-coast in search of the country’s best business ideas […]

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Passion Into Profit project

Passion Into Profit project

“Passion into Profit” is a joint collaboration between LaunchYU, Back 2 Basickz and funded by the York U TD Community Engagement Centre. The initiative is aimed at helping individuals who reside in The Jane and Finch Community obtain the skills and knowledge that they will need to become successful entrepreneurs. Participants in this program will […]

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GBC Entrepreneur Spotlight: Nikole Goncalves

GBC Entrepreneur Spotlight: Nikole Goncalves

Nikole Goncalves Creator of Health Nut Nutrition 2011 Graduate, Business Marketing Advance Diploma   Nikole Goncalves is the creator of Health Nut Nutrition, a popular YouTube channel that shares healthy, but tasty food recipes that are “guaranteed to make your taste buds dance.” She graduated from George Brown College in 2011 with an advanced Diploma […]

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The Creative Entrepreneurship Program

The Creative Entrepreneurship Program

Overview This 40-hour program will help you turn a creative practice into a sustainable and rewarding business. The creative sector is undergoing a period of significant change and approaches to entrepreneurship need to reflect this ongoing transformation. Funding, copyright, business models, community engagement, branding, technology, and emerging markets and audiences are all central concerns of […]

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The Pam McConnell Award for Young Women in Leadership

The Pam McConnell Award for Young Women in Leadership

Pam McConnell will be remembered as a tireless advocate for women’s rights and social justice in the City of Toronto. She was a member of Toronto City Council from 1994 (then Metro Toronto Council) to 2017 and was the former Chair of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Standing Committee on Increasing Women’s Participation in Municipal […]

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GBC Entrepreneur Spotlight: Lesley Hampton

GBC Entrepreneur Spotlight: Lesley Hampton

Lesley Hampton Founder, Designer and Creative Director of the LESLEY HAMPTON fashion line   Lesley Hampton is a Canadian First Nations designer, founder, and creative director of LESLEY HAMPTON, the fashion line. Her fashion label focuses on producing elegant wearable art and eveningwear. Known for her advocacy for diversity, Lesley gained considerable media attention after […]

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Call for Entry – Interactive Zone

Call for Entry – Interactive Zone

Digifest invites creators from diverse disciplines for an opportunity to exhibit their projects/products/services in the Interactive Zone at Digifest 2018. The theme for Digifest 2018 is Hello Tomorrow: Our Creative Cities, where we explore how emerging technology is improving the quality of our lives, our communities and our cities. If you have a project/product/service that […]

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