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 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