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 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.
MONDAY, MARCH 18
Social Impact Day
|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) Registration coming soon|
|3:00-4:00pm||Get the Scoop: JLABS @ Toronto (code: JLABSSCOOP) (Host: JLABS)|
TUESDAY, MARCH 19
|9:30am-1:30pm||Crash Course: Life Sciences Research Grants for Small Canadian Businesses (Host: JLABS)|
|10:00-11:00am||Entrepreneurship Panel (Host: Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy) Registration coming soon|
|11:45am-1:45pm||Triggers and Barriers Book Launch with Charles Plant (Host: Impact Centre)
Tickets to the event are $30, which includes lunch and a copy of the print edition of Triggers & Barriers.
|3:00-5:00pm||Research Commercialization Society event (Host: DCSIL) Registration coming soon|
|3:00-5:00pm||Exploring Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurial Mindset (Host: Career Exploration & Education) Register on CLN|
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20
|9:00-10:30am||Small Business Tax Literacy Workshop (Host: Gerstein Library) Registration coming soon|
|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) Registration coming soon|
|6:00pm||PITCH 2019 (Host: ICUBE)|
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 Registration coming soon|
|2:30-4:30pm||RBC Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship|
|5:00-6:30pm||RBC Prize Awards & Reception|
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|
|Time TBC||Introduction to Investment Readiness (Host: Centre for Social Innovation) Registration coming soon|
MONDAY, MARCH 25
|4:00-7:00pm||Pillars of Health (Hosts: H2i / JLABS) Registration coming soon|
TUESDAY, MARCH 26
|12:00-5:00pm||Toronto Music Entrepreneurship Exchange (Hosts: Faculty of Music / Career Exploration & Education) Registration coming soon|