Entrepreneurship@UofT Week

Introducing our first Entrepreneurship@UofT Week

Did you know that with over 150 new startup companies in the last five years, U of T is among the top North American institutions and #1 in Canada for startups based on research innovations and inventions?

This year, to celebrate and showcase our robust and rapidly growing entrepreneurial community, we are planning an inaugural Entrepreneurship@UofT Week from March 27-31, 2017.

Incubator and accelerator programs and other partners are hosting events throughout the week culminating in the Startup Showcase on Friday, March 31st in the Goldring Centre with 60+ startups, a chance to vote for your favourite startups to help them win prizes, the first annual RBC Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship pitch competitionand the RBC Innovation and Entrepreneurship Speaker Series with Geoffrey Hinton on machine learning and its applications, one of the hottest areas in innovation right now. Check out all the events happening below.

For those new to entrepreneurship, this is an excellent opportunity to learn more about entrepreneurship and the incubator/accelerator programs at UofT and to meet the next generation of entrepreneurs. For entrepreneurs, you’ll have the chance to showcase your innovation, win prizes, and grow your network across UofT and beyond.

Check out all the events happening throughout the week below. Registration is by individual event with the exception of Friday’s Startup Showcase where a single registration covers all the events except the UofT Augmented Reality Tour.

Schedule of Events


9:00-12:00pm Elevator Pitch Workshop (MaRS)
12:00-1:00pm Private Company and Startup Investment Research Webinar (UofT Library)
4:00-7:00pm Pillars of Health: Connecting Innovators (H2i)


9:30-12:00pm Market Validation: Finding your Blue Ocean (The Hub, UTSC)
11:00-1:00pm IMI High School Invention Convention (ICUBE, UTM)
12:00-1:45pm UTEST Open House – Ernst & Young Start-up Lunch Discussion (UTEST)
2:00-4:00pm Exploring Entrepreneurship Workshop (Career Centre)
5:30-7:00pm Doing Good and Making Money: Exploring Social Entrepreneurship (The Agency)
5:30-7:30pm ICUBE Pub Night (ICUBE, UTM)


2:00-4:00pm Exploring Entrepreneurship: Generating Ideas (Career Centre)
4:00-5:00pm Idea Market (The Entrepreneurship Hatchery)


2:00-4:00pm Exploring Entrepreneurship: Starting a Business (Career Centre)
6:00-8:00pm Entrepreneurship 100: Conversations on Money (Impact Centre)

FRIDAY, MARCH 31  Startup Showcase (10am-6pm in the Goldring Centre)

10:00-4:30pm Startup Showcase, Research to Market Showcase, & Networking Café
10:00-11:30am UofT Augmented Reality Tour (DCS Innovation Lab)
12:00-1:00pm RBC Innovation & Entrepreneurship Speaker Series with Geoffrey Hinton: Deep Learning and its Applications
1:00-2:00pm Lunch
2:00-4:30pm RBC Prize for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
4:30-5:00pm Awards Presentation
5:00-6:00pm Startup Social (Light food and drinks provided)