U of T Entrepreneurship Week

Did you know that with over 500 new startup companies in the last 10 years, U of T is among the global top 5 university-managed incubators and #1 in Canada for research-based startups?

Our annual celebration of all things entrepreneurship at U of T – the U of T Entrepreneurship Week – is coming March 18-22, 2019.

Incubator and accelerator programs and other partners are hosting 20+ events throughout the week culminating in the True Blue Expo on Thursday, March 21st in MaRS with 60+ startups, the 2019 RBC Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship pitch competition, and the RBC Innovation and Entrepreneurship Speaker Series with Michael Katchen from Wealthsimple.

For those new to entrepreneurship, you will be able to learn more about the incubator/accelerator programs 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 U of T and beyond.

Check out all the events happening in ONRamp and across campus below. Registration is by individual event. Click here to visit our Facebook event.

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MONDAY, MARCH 18

Social Impact Day in ONRamp

10:00-11:30am The Language of Social Impact (Hosts: The Agency / Gerstein Library)
12:30-2:00pm Intro to Social Enterprise (Host: Centre for Social Innovation)

 

12:00-2:00pm Leading Your Career: A Panel Discussion (Host: ILead:Grad)
3:00-4:00pm Get the Scoop: JLABS @ Toronto (Host: JLABS)
5:00-7:00pm Stress Management for Entrepreneurs (Host: H2i)

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 19

9:30am-1:30pm Crash Course: Life Sciences Research Grants for Small Canadian Businesses (Host: JLABS)
10:00-11:00am From concept to acquisition and back again: building life science startups with Dr. Shana Kelley (Host: Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy)
11:45am-1:45pm Triggers and Barriers Book Launch with Charles Plant (Host: Impact Centre)
Tickets to the event are $20, which includes lunch and a copy of the print edition of Triggers & Barriers.
3:00-5:00pm Research Commercialization Open House (Host: U of T Research Commercialization Society)
3:00-5:00pm Exploring Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurial Mindset (Host: Career Exploration & Education) Register for this event on the CLNx events and workshops calendar
5:30-6:30pm When things don’t go as planned…Murphy’s Law in Action with Cameron Schuler (Vector Institute)
7:00-9:00pm Light the fuse (Host: UTSC The Hub)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20

9:00-10:30am Small Business Tax Literacy Workshop (Host: Gerstein Library)
11:00am-12:00pm Startup Job Search (Hosts: Career Exploration & Education / Gerstein Library)
1:00-3:00pm Introduction to Mobile App Development (Hosts: MADLab / Gerstein Library)
4:00-5:00pm Idea Market (Host: The Entrepreneurship Hatchery)
5:00-6:30pm TATA Innovation Dialogue Series with Wolfgang Hoffmann, President, Jaguar Land Rover, Canada (Host: U of T Advancement)
6:00pm PITCH 2019 (Host: ICUBE UTM)

THURSDAY, MARCH 21 – TRUE BLUE EXPO

10:00am-5:00pm True Blue Expo (Host: U of T Entrepreneurship)
12:00-1:15pm RBC Innovation and Entrepreneurship Speaker Series with Michael Katchen of Wealthsimple 
2:30-4:30pm RBC Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
5:00-6:30pm RBC Prize Awards & Reception

1:30-5:00pm Goal Setting, Prioritization and Dealing with Ambiguity (Host: Ontario Bioscience Innovation)

FRIDAY, MARCH 22

9:30-10:30am Partnering for Innovation – Funding Opportunities for Collaborative Research with Universities (Mitacs)
11:00am-12:00pm R&D funding through Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC)
12:30-1:30pm Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Incentive Program Info Session
2:00-4:00pm Starting a Business (Host: Career Exploration & Education) Register for this event on the CLNx events and workshops calendar
3:00-5:00pm Introduction to Investment Readiness for Social Entrepreneurs (Host: Centre for Social Innovation)

MONDAY, MARCH 25

4:00-7:00pm Pillars of Health (Hosts: H2i / JLABS)

TUESDAY, MARCH 26

12:00-5:00pm Toronto Music Entrepreneurship Exchange (Hosts: Faculty of Music / Career Exploration & Education)
5:30-7:00pm Igniting Impact Open Challenges Session (Host: Impact Centre)

 

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