- Launch Me Workshops
Launch your inner entrepreneur with the Launch Me workshop series! 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 3 sections to the workshop series, with topics covering the Lean Canvas, Business Plan development and Business Pitch training. These skills are directly related to the competition, which is launching in January 2018. The competition requires a Lean Canvas and business plan submission, and chosen finalists are required to pitch to a live audience in April 2018 for an opportunity to receive funding and resources for the business. Please note: attendance to Business Plan and Pitching workshops are mandatory to enter the competition.
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
Business Plan Workshops in G304, Lakeshore campus
These workshops will help you develop your business plan and prepare you for entry into the Launch Me Competition.
*All Business Plan workshops are mandatory to enter the competition*
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 7th from 3:00-5:00pm
Wednesday, March 14th from 3:00-5:00pm
Wednesady, March 21st from 3:00-5:00pm
Electronic lean canvas, business plan, and questionnaire submission
Early submission: February 16th at noon
Application deadline: February 26th at noon
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