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September 2017

Aviva Pitch Day

September 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Aviva Pitch Day returns Last year, we invited 10 leading-edge startups to pitch their ideas to us for an equity investment of up to $10 million CAD. Our first Pitch Day was so successful that our global venture fund is coming back to Canada in hopes of finding the next ‘unicorn’ or ‘narwhal’ of the insurance industry. Mark September 19 in your calendars – that’s when our second annual Pitch Day takes place at our downtown Toronto Digital Garage. We’re inviting the…

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September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

HealthTO meetups bring together the Toronto healthcare community to discuss topics related to the future of innovation in health and wellness. THE CROWD: Toronto’s healthcare professionals and innovators THE SPEAKERS: Highly curated leaders in health and wellness innovation sharing their expertise & experiences through panel discussions and keynote presentations THE FORMAT: Mingling & drinks > demos & showcases > community open mic > panel/keynotes > mingling & drinks THE VIBE: Fun, friendly & relaxed with complementary food & drinks THE…

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October 2017

MaRS Entrepreneurship 101 Free Online Course

October 2

Entrepreneurship 101 Online This free program will introduce you to a series of strategic frameworks and insights that you can apply in building your venture. Learn to build the future Tech entrepreneurs are redefining virtually every aspect of our lives. Those that master the skills to build a startup will play a crucial role in helping determine how advances in science and tech impact our future. This free program introduces you to a series of strategic frameworks and insights that…

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October 13 @ 5:00 pm - October 15 @ 8:00 pm

Calling all hackers, designers, developers, engineers, and persons with lived experience! The Arthritis Society with the support of Eli Lilly has partnered with Hacking Health Toronto to host a hackathon – ArthritisHack. What’s the problem? More than 5 million Canadians living with arthritis face chronic joint pain, stiffness, swelling and persistent fatigue that pose serious challenges to daily life, work functioning, even mental health. Arthritis can strike anyone at any time, regardless of age, physical condition, or background. There is…

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Business Model Canvas Pitch – $10,000 Competition

October 16

HE BUSINESS MODEL From a lean start-up method perspective, a business model is a transitional framework that aims to identify a customer problem and a repeatable and scalable business solution to that problem. This model focusses on early-stage adaptability (also known as “pivots”) based on direct customer and potential partner feedback in response to the details in the model itself, including basic product prototypes. This hypothesis-driven adaptive structure eliminates unnecessary time and money spent on the development of long-term business…

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Newcomer Kitchen Social Innovation Hackathon

October 28 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Newcomer Kitchen is a nonprofit organization that invites newly-arrived Syrian refugee women to cook a weekly meal in its kitchen. The meals are sold online for pickup or delivery, and the proceeds shared among the cooks. Our goal is to create a model to welcome newcomers to a community that can be replicated with any group, in any restaurant kitchen, in any city in the world. On Saturday October 28th 2017, we are inviting students and professionals to participate in our…

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$100,000 Telus Pitch Competition – Applications requested by 29th October

October 29 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE 29th October 2017 The TELUS Pitch is Canada’s largest small business contest that brings together the best minds in Canadian small business. The contest helps accelerate success through the adoption of technology. Pitch your business for a chance to win $100,000. Why Enter When networks come together, big things happen. Become a hometown hero. Gain bragging rights, rise to the top of Canadian small business. Expand your network. Amplify your story with influencers that matter, connect with…

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November 2017


November 9 @ 8:00 am - November 10 @ 5:00 pm

The way people and organizations invest is changing fast.  New financial technologies are simplifying investing and giving individuals greater control over their money.  At the same time, a new kind of activist investor is emerging:  These investors demand investments that drive social progress or accelerate the shift to a clean economy – while still creating a profit. Canada is at the forefront of this financial revolution. Canadians have $4 billion in responsible investments and the market is growing fast. Now,…

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How To Promote Your Product

November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

  RIC Centre is hosting a “How to Promote your Product” seminar on “Jump Start your Digital Marketing” as part of their Expert Speaker Series. Are you trying to promote a new product or software? Do you manage your company’s online marketing profile? Looking to learn effective digital marketing strategies? On November 15th, RIC Centre wants to show you how digital marketing can transform your business, grow sales and increase company revenues at our Expert Speaker Series with RIC Centre’s…

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I am a Women #WhyNotMe – ‘In Discussion With’ Panel

November 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

startGBC is calling all budding GBC women entrepreneurs!  In celebration of Women Entrepreneurs during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017, we are hosting an ‘I’m a Women #WhyNotMe – In Discussion With’  panel session, proving that women make amazingly successful entrepreneurs. Moderated by Miriam Tuerk, Co-founder & CEO, Clear Blue Technologies the panel will consist of Nikole Goncalves, Founder, HealthNutNutrition.ca, Katie Wilson, Co-founder, Soul Chocolate, Lesley Hampton, Founder & Creative Director, Lesley Hampton and Cynthia Florek, Founder The Trend Office. These women have kindly…

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