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February 2020

Business Model Validation

February 3 @ 9:00 am - March 9 @ 9:00 am
MaRS Discovery Disctrict, 101 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1L7 Canada

Our five-week online course is designed to help emerging business leaders create a sustainable business model and develop a framework so that they can validate that model. Our next cohort begins on Feb 3, 2020. The cost of this course is $100, and it is refundable if you are a member of a Regional Innovation Centre. What you’ll get Total of 40 hours: 8 hours/week of self-paced learning Hands-on exercises each week to build your business Selection of tests to validate your business model…

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Early Stage Entrepreneurship Incubator Powered by Google

February 11 @ 8:00 am - March 16 @ 5:00 pm
Parkdale Centre for Innovation, 1464 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6K 1M2 Canada
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Parkdale Centre for Innovation, an incubator focused on inclusion and equity, announces that applications are now open for the Early Stage Entrepreneurship Program powered by Google.org. At Parkdale Centre, the Early Stage Entrepreneurship program focuses on providing business frameworks and entrepreneurship skills to founders looking to start and grow their business. The full program is 12 weeks, where participants meet once a week, with an option to co-work throughout the week, create a roadmap, access mentorship and become part of…

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Business Analytics Symposium

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M9 Canada
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$10 – $25
Business Analytics Symposium by George Brown College Center of Business

The Centre for Business at George Brown College proudly presents the inaugural "Business Analytics Symposium" on February 24th, 2020. About this Event A technology boom, a population boom, and billions of dollars of public and private investments - all happening at the same time. Whether it be in accounting, supply chain, marketing and human resources, organizations, both private and public, have been digitizing their data for several years. This significant growth in data has created opportunities to perform research that…

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Maximizing Your Online Advertising & Digital Marketing Budget: Online Webinar

February 25 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
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You don't need a big budget to get noticed on the web - you just need creativity! Savvy businesses are using bootstrap digital marketing techniques to amplify their message online. In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn the tricks and tools needed to market your business effectively on a shoestring budget. You’ll learn: How to create a basic online marketing strategy and measurement plan that fits for your business size and goals. Why email marketing can be a powerful and cost-effective…

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Ryerson Startup School – Legal Fundamentals for Entrepreneurs

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DMZ Sandbox, 341 Yonge St, Suite 312
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1S1 Canada
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Startup School provides fundamental entrepreneurial education to aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs alike. This term, students and founders can take advantage of practical education on topics curated to accelerate a startup’s growth. Join top industry experts, academic thought leaders and seasoned entrepreneurs as they lead sessions on the topics crucial to entrepreneurial success. February 26, 2020 Legal Fundamentals for Entrepreneurs Led by: Darielle Teitelbaum This session is a deep dive into learning the tools for legal protection that will set you up…

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The Faurecia Biosensing Safety Challenge

February 28
Biosensing Safety Challenge

The Faurecia Biosensing Safety Challenge is looking for novel, non-invasive, methods of detecting abnormalities in vehicle occupants’ physiology — all with the goal of reducing emergency medical events and increasing road safety.  $25,000 USD and opportunity to work with a global tech company. How to enter Innovators must complete the following steps to enter this challenge: Create a profile on marschallenges.com Click “Accept Challenge” on the Faurecia Biosensing Safety webpage Read and accept the Challenge contest rules, ensuring your organization meets the…

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Black Arts & Innovation Expo (BAIE) 2020 – Business Grant and Student Scholarships

February 29 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
York Mills Gallery, 1885 Leslie Street
Toronto, Ontario M3B 2M3 Canada
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In 2015, Excelovate and First Book Canada partnered with leading corporations, entrepreneurs, artists, and innovators to deliver a one-day event that promoted diversity and inspired excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM). The Black Arts & Innovation Expo (BAIE) is now Six (6) Years Old and this remarkable milestone will be celebrated on February 29, 2020, at the York Mills Gallery. This one-of-a-kind event  defines  a new way of celebrating Black History Month with  focused attention  placed  on…

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March 2020

#movethedial and Elevate Present: Founders, Funders and Friends

March 3 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5K 1B2 Canada
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Join #movethedial and Elevate as we celebrate women on March 3! This electrifying breakfast event brings you energizing keynotes and intimate fireside chats to empower and activate our community of woman-identified founders, funders and leaders. In support of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #5 (Gender Equality), the morning will feature: Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV and Canada's G20 Business Women Leaders (BWL) Task Force Representative Candice Faktor, Managing Partner, Faktory Ventures Michael Katchen, Co-Founder & CEO, Wealthsimple Stephanie…

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The Fundamentals: Product Validation

March 12 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
startGBC Space, room 418 (marked Research & Innovation i-Portal), 51 Dockside Drive
Toronto, Ontario M5A 1B6 Canada
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REGISTER HERE startGBC presents The Fundamentals, our workshop series that covers the basics every entrepreneur needs to know. In this workshop, we will be covering Product Validation. So you've come up with a business idea. The next step is to validate your product. Are you actually solving a problem? Are customers willing to pay for your solution? Is there a market for it? In this workshop, we will go through the validation process so that you may assess if your…

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Business Showcase & Network Fair by The Entrepreneurship Club

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wanderspace Factory Studio, 52 St. Lawrence Street
Toronto, Ontario M5A 3N1 Canada
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Entrepreneurship Club

The Entrepreneurship Club is having a Business Showcase & Network Fair with opening speeches from experienced entrepreneurs Neal Lilliott & Lauren Gazen! All current GBC students are welcome to attend. Free Admission Limited seating available. Please R.S.V.P to event by sending an email to: entreprenergy.gbc@gmail.com  

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