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August 2018

startGBC Entrepreneur Discovery Summer Camp

August 13 @ 10:00 am - August 24 @ 4:00 pm

The startGBC Entrepreneur Discovery Summer Camp is a two-week intensive bootcamp for early-stage entrepreneurs looking to strengthen their knowledge on how to effectively run a business. This bootcamp will run twelve workshops facilitated by experienced professionals within each area of knowledge, and will include a trip to multiple entrepreneurial hubs within the Toronto ecosystem. Workshop sessions: Ideation – Generating A Business Idea This workshop will focus on: How to identify and recognize a business opportunity How to generate a business…

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Why Startups Fail – Learn How To Focus Your Business

August 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Eddie Lee, CEO of OneHub Business Development Centre, will guide you on how to structure your business mindset before you take the first steps towards your successful startup. Eddie Lee, First Financial Controller Inc. former controller of Acer and Nygard, is happy to share his knowledge and experience in building a successful business in a global environment. REGISTER HERE

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YEDI Incubator Now Accepting Applications

August 30

York Entrepreneurship Development Institute (YEDI) is a charitable organization (no. 81209 5735 RR0001) whose mission is to provide top-tier business education and mentorship to innovative entrepreneurs from any sector or industry in order to build and accelerate successful businesses and efficient not-for-profit organizations. YEDI is committed to ensuring that ideas with high impact are not lost due to lack of knowledge during the start-up process. YEDI guides innovators to refine their ideas and create tested proof of concepts that are…

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Women Founders Fund

August 31

INVESTING IN WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS Although women in Canada now represent 47 percent of Canadian business owners and contribute $148 billion in economic activity, they continuously face barriers to accessing capital to start and scale their businesses. This gap is particularly exposed when looking at female entrepreneurs in STEM fields. Entrepreneurship is a catalyst for economic growth in many countries. Equally as important is the critical role that women play in the growth of an economy. Startup Canada has partnered with Evolocity Financial…

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September 2018

The Canadian Export Challenge

September 5

This Fall, Startup Canada, in partnership with UPS, Export Development Canada, and the Trade Commissioner Service are showcasing and supporting the global ambitions of 2,500 borderless businesses across Canada. Apply now to join the 2018 Global Entrepreneurs Cohort and get: Exposure to and support from Canada’s export, trade and growth ecosystem; Free access to a 1-Day Global Accelerator in Toronto, Calgary, Montreal, Halifax, or Vancouver; Secured entry into the Canadian Export Challenge to pitch to win $10,000 in cash and $100,000 in support to scale; Entry to win an expense-paid trip to Ottawa to pitch in…

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Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub Now Accepting Applications

September 7

Announced in Budget 2018, the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy will help women to grow their businesses with access to financing, talent, networks and expertise. As part of this strategy, the Government of Canada will invest in the creation of a Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub. The Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub will serve as a one-stop source of knowledge, data and best practices for women entrepreneurs. The Government of Canada will provide either one eligible organization or a consortium of eligible organizations up to $8.62 million over…

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Using Technology to Improve Productivity Boot Camp

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In today’s digital era, the pace of business is faster than ever before. There’s more partners to meet, more competitors to beat, more customers to attract, and more ways to reach them… but no more hours in the day. This is where technology comes in handy. Upgraded technology has become a leading driver for digital business growth. Along with enabling your sales and marketing tactics, technology can be used to increase efficiency. In fact, 80% of small businesses in Canada…

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Elevate Toronto Festival

September 21 - September 27

WHAT IS ELEVATE? Elevate is a city-wide tech and innovation festival centered in North America’s fastest growing tech ecosystem. An essential destination for global professionals, tech leaders, investors, and creatives, the event features inspiring keynotes, topical content streams, experiential programming, and epic socials. Join us September 21-27, 2018 in Toronto to be a part of a diverse and inclusive community at the forefront of innovation. FESTIVAL OVERVIEW Between global thought leaders on the Main Stage, content tracks throughout the city…

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Startup Open House 2018

September 27

Job seekers, investors, curious neighbours… Ever wonder what it’s like inside a startup? This is your free ticket to your local startup community. Step into the offices of your city’s most vibrant startups and see for yourself what the startup spirit is all about. How do I get to experience the hustle? WALK-IN: Yes, it’s that simple. For one evening, walk into the offices of the most exciting startups in your city. Just step inside and see for yourself where…

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Female Founders Competition

September 30

Top applicants from across North America, Europe and Israel will compete in a live pitch competition*, with 2 winners selected from the global entrants. Competition details: Helping high-potential female founders developing enterprise technology solutions gain access to capital. Submissions will be accepted from across North America, Europe and Israel. The 2 winning startups will each receive a $2,000,000 USD investment, with a total prize pool valued at $4,651,500 USD. Prizes The prizes will be: Two (2) Grand Prizes. Each winning company will receive: $2M…

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