Launch your inner entrepreneur with the Launch Me Workshop Series and Competition!
Launch Me workshops are aimed to help students and alumni receive the training and skills they need to take their business idea to the next level. There are three sections for the workshop series, with topics including the Lean Canvas, Business Plan Development, and Business Pitch training. These skills are directly related to the competition, which is launching January 8th, 2018. The competition requires a completed application and business plan submission, and chosen finalists are required to pitch to a live audience on April 5th, 2018 for an opportunity to receive up to $10,000 in prizes for their business.
Please note: attendance to Business Plan and Pitching workshops are mandatory to enter the competition. Applicants must either attend workshops in person or view the videos online (which will be available up to 2 weeks after the session) to be eligible to enter the competition. Please ensure you register for these sessions.
Lean Canvas Workshops in G304, Lakeshore campus
A Lean Canvas is the foundation for building a proper business plan because it allows you to map out your business and provides you with a focused plan. The Lean Canvas focuses on problems, solutions, key metrics and competitive advantages of your business.
Wednesday, November 22nd from 3:00-5:00pm
Wednesday, November 29th from 3:00-5:00pm
**View workshop sessions online here**
Business Plan Workshops in G304, Lakeshore campus
Wednesday, January 17th from 3:00-5:00pm
Wednesday, January 24th from 3:00-5:00pm
Wednesday, January 31st from 3:00-5:00pm
Pitching Workshops in G304, Lakeshore campus
Wednesday, March 14th from 3:00-5:00pm
Wednesday, March 21st from 3:00-5:00pm
Wednesday, March 28th from 3:00-5:00pm
All workshops are led by Kevin Smith, an entrepreneur, an expert in startups. These workshops will give you the tools and skills you need to enter and excel in the competition.
Business plan (soft copy), and application submission
Early submission: February 16th at noon
Application deadline: February 26th at noon
Finalists announced March 14th
All completed applications must be submitted electronically to email@example.com
Final Live Pitch
Four finalists will pitch their business idea to a panel of judges in front of a live audience for a chance to win startup funding
Final live pitch: Thursday, April 5th
The competition will provide winners with the support they need to launch their business. Support includes seed funding, mentorship, training, and access to the CfE facilities.
For further questions, please contact Centre for Entrepreneurship at firstname.lastname@example.org