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July 2018

MaRs Student Work-Integrated Learning Program

July 18

The Student Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) program connects post-secondary students with work placements in technology and business. This Canada-wide program is a three-year initiative that gives 400 post-secondary students experience navigating the future of work in high-demand fields. Students will have the opportunity to develop hands-on skills while working with high-growth ventures for an intensive work placement. The fall cohort will begin in September 2018. FOR STUDENTS Become part of the MaRS talent pipeline Find employment in MaRS’ four sectors: Health,…

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Connecting the Dots: Women, Exporting and Accelerating Business Growth

July 18 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

You are invited to attend “Connecting the Dots”, a lively and interactive discussion for women in business on plugging into the entrepreneur ecosystem to find the people, tools, resources and technology that will accelerate the road to exporting. Our moderator, Dr. Wendy Cukier, Founder and Director of the Diversity Institute at Ryerson University, will moderate an expert panel discussion, exploring the following topics: What is the business case for exporting? Where can you find the tools and resources to get…

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Social Media Boot Camp

July 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Not understanding how to use social media effectively for your business can leave you overwhelmed and ultimately hurt your bottom line as your potential clients easily find your competitors. Knowing how to leverage the power of social media will help you grow your client base, increase profits and cut down the marketing cost. During this workshop, you will learn:  Tips to pick the right social media platform for your business How to set up and optimize social media profiles Strategic…

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Starting Your Business 101

July 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

  Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive workshop will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions in your own words. The session will cover at a high-level: Market research Registering your business and choosing a business name Essential government regulations Business planning Financing for small business Marketing and sales…

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Osgoode Venture Capital Clinic Free Legal Services Program Now Accepting Applications

July 27

The Digital Media and Gaming Incubator at George Brown College is teaming up with the Osgoode Venture Capital (OVC) Clinical Project in order to provide free legal services to local entrepreneurs. Summary of the OVC Program: This is a pro bono legal clinic that provides free legal services to local entrepreneurs. Legal services will be provided by law students at Osgoode Hall Law School who are supervised by lawyers at Wildeboer Dellelce LLP. Entrepreneurs from incubator partners or those referred by Wildeboer Dellelce who are interested in engaging the services…

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Fashion Zone at Ryerson University Re:Engineering Retail Hackathon

July 28 @ 9:30 am - July 29 @ 5:00 pm

Fashion Zone at Ryerson University Presents The Re:Engineering Retail Hackathon  Calling all hackers, engineers, designers, developers, and innovators. On July 28-29, it’s time for a retail revolution. The Fashion Zone at Ryerson University, along with Oxford Properties Group, is hosting RE:ENGINEERING RETAIL 2018, a progressive competition involving a collaborative open hacking session which will take place at The Sandbox in the Student Learning Centre. RE:ENGINEERING RETAIL aims to bridge the gap between design, technology, retail, and their respective enthusiasts. Open…

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August 2018

Ignite Capital Competition

August 7 @ 2:43 am

Ignite Capital is a Toronto-based not-for-profit that gives aspiring Ontario entrepreneurs, who have limited access to capital, the opportunity to compete for funding and business support. Ignite Capital is an annual competition that invites emerging Ontario entrepreneurs who have limited access to capital, to compete for up to $15,000 in funding (combination of grant/loan) plus in-kind donations.  Those that meet the criteria are invited to submit a business plan and two years of financials in one of three categories –…

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From CPA to Startup Part 1: Finance in Disruptive Times

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Luminari is back with another incredible event to bring insight on the journey of finance inside a start-up. On August 8th, we’ll be sitting down with a panel of experienced CPAs who run the finance function at start-ups. Join us for an inspiring evening as they share their stories on how they transitioned from the corporate accounting life to being finance leaders at emerging start-ups. In addition to discussing their career transitions, the panel will cover a breadth of topics…

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Ask the Expert – Insurance for Small Business

August 10 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

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 lines operation.…

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The Creative Destruction Lab Program Now Accepting Applications

August 12

The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is a seed-stage program for massively scalable, science-based companies. The program employs an objectives-based mentoring process with the goal of maximizing equity-value creation. The Program involves: Mentorship from select entrepreneurs and angel investors: the CDL Fellows and Associates Intensive full-day sessions with the Fellows and Associates take place every eight weeks with the purpose of assessing progress and setting new short-term objectives. Opportunities to raise capital Meetings are attended by the Fellows and Associates, a…

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