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Entrepreneur Expo

January 27, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Do you have an innovative idea that you would like to explore further?
  • Have you ever thought of starting your own business?
  • Would you like to talk to people who have created a cool concept?
  • Do you know what funding options are available to you?

Entrepreneur EXPO is a showcase of innovative ideas that have sprung from UTSC talent to inspire and encourage the entrepreneurial spirit on campus.
All events will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 between 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Instructional Centre.

Interested in being an exhibitor? Click here to find out more.


1pm – 2pm
Entrepreneurship 101
(The Hub). Pre-register on cln.utoronto.ca

What is entrepreneurship, and who is an entrepreneur? This powerful 50-minute session is open to any students who are passionate about taking charge of their future.

It might be surprising—and also inspiring—to learn that entrepreneurship is an emerging opportunity for many of us, whether or not we are prepared to start a brand new business. The real story of the entrepreneur lies in his or her spirit; a person who sees opportunities to create, and says, “I can do that; I will do that”, and does it. Whether we’re talking about a new business or the lean, flexible corporation of the future, the entrepreneur—as risk-taker, as leader, and as strategic doer—is creating our new economy.

Learn about our economy’s trends toward entrepreneurism and the personal characteristics that are driving many to create companies. Hear stories of how corporate entrepreneurs (‘intrapreneurs’) are re-shaping existing companies, preparing them to succeed amidst increasing competitive threats. See if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur!

This session is co-presented by Prof. Bill McConkey (left) and Prof. Chris Bovaird (right) , Professors of Strategic Management with decades of experience in launching successful businesses and training UTSC’s most prolific entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs.


2pm – 5pm
Expo Fair

Students, alumni, faculty and staff who have taken their ideas to the next level will be on hand to talk about their business and how they achieved their goal . In addition, campus organizations and community/government agencies that support entrepreneurship though education, advising or funding, will be available to speak about their programs and services.

Networking Lounge
(The Hub)

Engage with students and alumni and see the various ways “entrepreneurship” can take shape from concept to successful launch! Featuring Andrew Peek, a technology entrepreneur, start up investor and UTSC alumnus.

No pre-registration is required to attend the Expo. All events are FREE!

Confirmed Exhibitors to date:

Advertising & Design Alliance
Build Blue
Department of Computer Science
Department of Management
Enterprise Toronto
Next 36
The Strategy Consulting Group
UofT School of Continuing Studies

Confirmed Entrepreneur Participants to date:

Lovelyz Handmade Jewelry
Minds Matter Magazine
Totem Technology
Twisted Leaves

more to come…

Success Stories!

Andrew Peek: http://magazine.utoronto.ca/cool-jobs/serial-entrepreneur-andrew-peek-je…

BreakOut: http://ose.utsc.utoronto.ca/ose/story.php?id=6720

Mapian: http://ose.utsc.utoronto.ca/ose/story.php?id=8079

Would you like to be an Exhibitor?

Are you a UTSC student, alumni, faculty or staff member who has started their own business and would like to share your experience? Are you a campus organization or community/government agency that supports entrepreneurship through education, advising or funding?
Interested in being an exhibitor or would like to find out more details?

See our FAQ and contact Marg Lacy at mlacy@utsc.utoronto.ca. Spaces are limited!

Note: While the event is not for soliciting/selling goods and services, it is a wonderful opportunity to showcase, promote and build awareness regarding your product/service/concept.


January 27, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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UTSC Instructional Centre
1st floor, 1095 Military Trail
Scarborough, ON
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