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April 2018

Lift x Leaf Forward Pitch Competition

April 27

  Are you an entrepreneur building the next great Canadian cannabis company? Pitch your cannabis startup to industry expert judges at the Lift Expo. The Lift x Leaf Forward Competition will take place during the Lift Cannabis Expo’s Industry Day on May 25 and will feature a judging panel encompassing the sharpest business minds in the cannabis industry. The pitch competition is organized by Leaf Forward, Canada’s first and leading cannabis business accelerator. One of three finalists will be selected…

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OCE Discovery Conference

April 30 @ 11:00 am - May 1 @ 5:00 pm

Discovery is Canada’s leading innovation-to-commercialization conference, occurring this year between April 30 and May 1, 2018. Hosted by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), Discovery brings together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students to pursue collaboration opportunities. Garnering over 3,600 attendees and more than 540 exhibitors in 2017, Discovery is a showcase of leading-edge technologies, best practices and research from sectors such as health, manufacturing, digital media and cleantech, including energy, environment…

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May 2018

The Pitch – Where Startups State Their Case Competition

May 1

  The Pitch is an exciting competition for companies hoping to change the way we do law. Join us on May 1, 2018 in Toronto, ON to watch the top finalists compete—and make their pitch to judges and potential investors—in front of a live audience. Each startup will have the chance to pitch their ideas to an expert panel of judges. And it will all take place in front of a live audience of professionals from the legal and startup industries.…

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Branded 2018 Youth Entrepreneurship Conference

May 4 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Registration is now open for the Branded 2018 Youth Entrepreneurship Conference, taking place on Friday May 4, at Toronto City Hall as part of Youth Week Toronto. The Branded Pitch Conference application deadline is  April 13, 2018. The Branded 2018 Youth Entrepreneurship Conference features: Keynote speaker Byron Kent Wong, Managing Director of ZERO11ZERO, an award winning and Emmy-nominated company whose clients and collaborators have included Nike, Giorgio Armani, the Toronto Raptors, Kanye West, HBO and many more. MC Femi Lawson (aka Baba Femi, aka Mr Tantalizer), youth entrepreneur, social…

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IF I Ruled TO Youth Summit

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

DESCRIPTION What if you had a chance to share YOUR creative ideas to help solve issues that matter to YOU and YOUR community? IF I RULED T.O. 2018 Youth Summit will provide just that! In the 6th annual IIRTO Summit, youth from across the city will be invited to present their thoughts and ideas regarding matters of entrepreneurship, mental health, civic engagement and violence in the community. Come connect with other like-minded youth from across the city, Get informed at…

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Ask an Expert: Marketing & Sales

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

  This session is a unique opportunity to work directly with a marketing expert to get a general overview of Marketing and Sales tools for entrepreneurs and their start ups. In addition, participants will be allotted one on one time with the expert to discuss their specific businesses. During this workshop, 30 minutes will be a general discussion including: Value Proposition Customer Avatar Branding Social Media Marketing Crowdfunding After the general session, entrepreneurs will have time to speak one on…

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Starting Your Business 101

May 9 @ 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…

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Applied Research Day 2018

May 9 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

You’re Invited to Celebrate APPLIED RESEARCH DAY 2018 REGISTER HERE Join us for a celebration and showcase of applied research at George Brown. Featuring panelists, student awards, industry innovation and the Galaxy of Research. Tweet #gbcgalaxy and join the conversation. Applied Research Day 2018 will be held at George Brown’s beautiful Waterfront Campus. FAQs What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? There are parking lots near the campus and also a few municipal parking lots…

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Sales Boot Camp

May 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Close the Sale! Whether you are selling B2B or B2C, this workshop will give you access to the latest tools and techniques for developing a compelling sales strategy. During this workshop, you will get insights into: The Strategies for selling B2B and B2C What has changed about Sales Building a Sales Funnel Creating a Sales Script Tools for the Sales Process Every business needs sales, sales and more sales to succeed. In this workshop you will use your Value Proposition…

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CNE Ontario Pitch Competition

May 20

  Canada’s brightest young innovators will converge in The Garage over three days  (August 17 – 19) to pitch their cutting edge inventions, as they compete for prize money and in-kind services. The Pitch Competition Categories Health and Wellness: In this category competitors will present solutions to everyday health and wellness concerns of the general public. There will be a focus on the aging population and accessibility Women Entrepreneurs: This category will feature start-ups that are created and/or owned by…

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