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January 2019

Ask the Expert – Legal Advice for Businesses

January 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

REGISTER HERE One of the most difficult parts of starting or running a small business is understanding the legal requirements that apply to that business. Understandably, small business owners are often so focused on building their business and establishing a customer base, that many do not consider important legal issues until it is too late. Even for those who understand the legal requirements surrounding their business, staying compliant can be overly complicated and prohibitively expensive if you don’t have the…

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Ask the Expert – Insurance for Small Business

January 18 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

REGISTER HERE Because one loss could derail everything you’ve worked so hard to build, every small business needs to consider their business insurance needs. Join us as Tony O’Brien of TruShield Insurance discusses some of the coverage options to help protect your business and answers questions about your business’ specific needs. Expert’s Bio: Tony’s career began at AIG in 1981 as a commercial property underwriter and in 1989 he joined the London Insurance Group as a partner in their specialty…

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The Fundamentals: Business Model Canvas

January 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

REGISTER HERE startGBC presents: The Fundamentals, our NEW workshop series that will be covering the basics every entrepreneur needs to know. In our first workshop of 2019, we will be covering an important document every entrepreneur should work through: the Business Model Canvas. If you have never heard of it, or are curious as to why it is so important when starting a business, join us as we discuss it’s benefits and how it can help you better understand your…

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Cyber Tech & Risk – AI in FinTech

January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

REGISTER HERE AI is a game-changing technology for almost everything in your life. There are big demands and opportunities when you apply AI to the hot fields such as FinTech, Cyber Risk, and Cybersecurity. It is pressing for you to understand the latest industry trend and see how to accelerate your business and career by leveraging AI. Cyber Tech & Risk is proud to bring you a high-profile “Cyber Tech & Risk – AI in FinTech” event in RBC WaterPark Place Auditorium on Jan…

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KNOW Startup Pitch Competition

January 24

Application Deadline: JANUARY 24, 2018 The KNOW Startup Pitch Competition brings together the world’s leading early-stage companies that are propelling the Future of Trust For its 3rd year, the KNOW Conference is hosting its Startup Pitch Competition, providing startups with the platform to pitch their innovative solution, idea or technology to a captivated audience of industry professionals and revered investors. You’ll also have the opportunity to network and build new partnerships with industry startup founders, investors, and seasoned industry vets.…

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Cyber Career Centre – Cybersecurity Career Opportunities

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

REGISTER HERE Cyber Career Centre is proud to bring you a high-demand “Cybersecurity Career Opportunities” event in Security Compass on January 24, 2019 (6 PM – 8 PM)! Agenda 6:00 PM – Registration and Networking 6:30 PM – Introduction of Cybersecurity Job Market and Cyber Career Centre Bryan Li, Founder and Coach, Cyber Career Centre 6:50 PM – Career Insights from a Cybersecurity Professional Jason Plummer, Security Consultant at Security Compass 7:10 PM – How to Become a Successful Cybersecurity Job Candidate Ramya Bhagavathula, Talent Acquisition Specialist…

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2019 TiEQuest Pitch Competition

January 25

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 25, 2019 at 11:59 EST TiE Toronto has opened applications to TiEQuest 2019, its pitch competition open to startups at all stages. The competition is open to startups across Canada, with the goal of receiving advice from industry professionals and networking with angel investors, venture capitalists, fund managers, and other professionals. Additionally, there is a $50,000 cash grand prize offered, as well as all-inclusive trips to Silicon Vallery for the top five finalists. As an organization, TiE…

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Let’s Get Funded

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

REGISTER HERE Did you know that there are multiple programs and funds available for female entrepreneurs? A.S Business Center is partnering with The Smart Woman to enhance women entrepreneurs access to finances. Join us for an info session on Saturday, January 26th, to learn about the different funds and programs that are available to help you turn your idea into business and expand your business activity. Eligibility criteria: Credit score must be 680+ (ideally 710+) with Equifax Business acumen Permanent Resident or Canadian…

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CAPITAL | TALENT | TECH: Capital with Kathryn Wortsman

January 29 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

REGISTER HERE Please join us on Tuesday, January 29, as we kick off 2019 with our first Capital | Talent | Tech event of the year! We are excited to host Kathryn Wortsman, Fund Manager of the MaRS Catalyst Fund, for a conversation around corporate social responsibility and impact investing in Canada. Capital | Talent | Tech is our fireside chat series where we invite industry leaders to join us for an engaging conversation each month, focused on one of these…

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February 2019

OCE SmartStart Seed Fund

February 1

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2019 The SmartStart Seed Fund (SmartStart) program supports new ventures led by Ontario’s next generation of entrepreneurs to help transition their start-ups from product development, to market entry and company building. The program provides seed funding and support for entrepreneurship skills training and professional advisory services to for-profit start-ups that are based in Southern Ontario and less than four years old, helping them grow their start-up and make them investment- and customer-ready. The SmartStart program is delivered by…

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