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Strengthen Your Entrepreneurial Skills & Experience

The Humber Strategic Vision for Entrepreneurship incorporates training and education as the foundation, networking and workshops that build on in-class and experiential learning, and providing access to expertise and resources through existing networks. Entrepreneurship training is integral to the priority of demonstrating a sustained focus on teaching and learning excellence. While some programs are open to everyone, most will require membership sign up.

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Hackathon

Wed, 19 January 2022 | 09:00 a.m.
All Campuses

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Hackathon 2

Wed, 19 January 2022 | 09:00 a.m.
All Campuses

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Hackathon 3

Wed, 19 January 2022 | 09:00 a.m.
All Campuses

This is an example event for CfE

Event 4

Wed, 19 January 2022 | 09:00 a.m.

This is an example event for CfE

Hackathon 5

Wed, 19 January 2022 | 09:00 a.m.
All Campuses

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Indigenous Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Fri, 08 April 2022 | 11:00 a.m.

This session will explore some examples of historical contributions to innovation by Indigenous communities.

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As well as what is happening now and what could happen in the future. 

“Indigenous innovation” holds key characteristics: blending of traditional Indigenous knowledge, principles and ways of knowing with modern methods and frameworks for decision making and problem solving. 

Speaker: With our partnership with RBC, we have an Indigenous representative Michael Polak who will be leading this session. Michael is dedicated to leveraging Indigenous pathways to solve global problems through his gift of Two Eyed Seeing. By incorporating principles from the Haudenosaunee Great Peace into modern Innovation frameworks like Design Thinking, and Agile to develop what Michael has coined “Creation Centered Design” he is committed to helping organizations and community reconcile modern colonial knowledge and ancient Indigenous knowledge. Michael is also known as Ken’niwahkwahrita:a (Little Dipper) and is Mohawk, Bear Clan. His current roles include:

  • Portfolio Manager Atlantic, Media & Entertainment, RBC
  • National Chair, Royal Eagles Indigenous Community, RBC
  • Co-Chair, Indigenous Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, City of Toronto
  • President, Akwekon Enterprises

BMO - Financial Basics Workshop (ON CAMPUS)

Tue, 31 May 2022 | 01:30 p.m.
Lakeshore

Join us to learn more about banking, saving, budgeting, and setting financial goals. It's really pays off to start planning early!

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The Centre for Entrepreneurship is excited to present this BMO Financial Literacy for Students session.

This hands-on workshop is focused on:

• Everyday Banking Basics – The different types of accounts, ways to bank, and the basics of investing

• Budgeting Best Practices – How to set a budget and the benefits of doing so

• Optimizing Credit – How to make credit work for you

This is our first in-person workshop at the CfE, so join us at the beautiful G Building, room G105 (first floor) for snacks, learning and networking with our friends from BMO!

Funding Your Startup Workshop

Wed, 20 July 2022 | 04:30 p.m.
Online

Join us for a discussion about the many different pathways that exist for obtaining the funds you need to launch and grow your business.

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Are you an early stage entrepreneur, or working on a business idea right now? Are you looking for more information on the ways that you can fund your growing venture? Our friends from Pocketed are joining us to share their knowledge about funding your startup. Learn about and explore bank loans, grants, investment and bootstrapping and alternative routes that you may not have considered!

 

Through this session you will:

• Ask your questions in a safe, welcoming environment. 

• Learn about the pros, cons, and expectations for each funding path

• Start thinking about which path may make the most sense for your venture and goals. 

• Gain free access to the Pocketed entrepreneurship grant searching platform to find funds to support your startup

Legal Basics For Entrepreneurs Workshop-Osgoode Venture Capital Clinic (Virtual)

Tue, 26 July 2022 | 12:00 p.m.
Online

If you are an entrepreneur starting and growing your venture, this session is for you!

 

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Join us to learn about the legal basics for early stage entrepreneurial ventures and the types of free services offered by the Osgoode Venture Capital Clinic for startups who are in the financing and equity structuring stages of growth.

What: Virtual Workshop: Legal Basics For Entrepreneurs-Osgoode Venture Capital Clinic

When: Tuesday, July 26,2022 at 12:00pm

Where:Online Via Zoom (Please register on Eventbrite) 

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/legal-basics-for-entrepreneurs-osgoode-venture-capital-clinic-tickets-386967599507

Legal services offered by the OVC include:

  • How can I optimize my business for a due diligence screen?
  • What type of contracts do I need to prepare?
  • How can I best set up ownership in order to reward employees?
  • What are the proper incorporation procedures?
  • How should I best negotiate this term sheet or financing round?
  • How can I best structure and protect my stake in the business?

Be Your Own Boss - Being Your Own Boss

Tue, 06 September 2022 | 06:00 p.m.

Location: 17 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, Toronto, ON M8V 4B6

ONLINE - BMO Launch Me Information Session

Thu, 06 October 2022 | 12:00 p.m.
Online

This online workshop is an information session about the CfE's BMO Launch Me Competition

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The Launch Me Competition is back and better than ever! Come find out more information about the competition and how to apply.

The BMO Launch Me Competition provides aspiring entrepreneurs with the opportunity to develop and pitch their business ideas to potentially win a portion of $130,000 in funding and resources to support the startup. There are three different categories:

  • BMO Women Innovators Category: Encouraging and supporting female students and alumni in a traditionally male-dominated entrepreneurial landscape
  • BMO Ground Breaker Category: Supporting students across all faculties in order to build a community of innovators and problem solvers
  • BMO New Graduate Startup Category: Supporting new or recent graduates as they enter the workforce.  Help to support you in your ongoing ventures.

In this session we will:

  • Go over the requirements to participate in the program and compete for funding
  • Tell you more about what to expect in the workshop series
  • Answer any questions you may have

Learn more about the program here.

Check out last year's competition here.

Register Now

LAKESHORE - BMO Launch Me Information Session

Fri, 07 October 2022 | 03:00 p.m.
Lakeshore

This online workshop is an information session about the CfE's BMO Launch Me Competition

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The Launch Me Competition is back and better than ever! Come find out more information about the competition and how to apply.

The BMO Launch Me Competition provides aspiring entrepreneurs with the opportunity to develop and pitch their business ideas to potentially win a portion of $130,000 in funding and resources to support the startup. There are three different categories:

  • BMO Women Innovators Category: Encouraging and supporting female students and alumni in a traditionally male-dominated entrepreneurial landscape
  • BMO Ground Breaker Category: Supporting students across all faculties in order to build a community of innovators and problem solvers
  • BMO New Graduate Startup Category: Supporting new or recent graduates as they enter the workforce.  Help to support you in your ongoing ventures.

In this session we will:

  • Go over the requirements to participate in the program and compete for funding
  • Tell you more about what to expect in the workshop series
  • Answer any questions you may have

Learn more about the program here.

Check out last year's competition here.

Register Now

LAKESHORE - BMO Launch Me Information Session

Tue, 11 October 2022 | 12:00 p.m.
Lakeshore

This online workshop is an information session about the CfE's BMO Launch Me Competition

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The Launch Me Competition is back and better than ever! Come find out more information about the competition and how to apply.

The BMO Launch Me Competition provides aspiring entrepreneurs with the opportunity to develop and pitch their business ideas to potentially win a portion of $130,000 in funding and resources to support the startup. There are three different categories:

  • BMO Women Innovators Category: Encouraging and supporting female students and alumni in a traditionally male-dominated entrepreneurial landscape
  • BMO Ground Breaker Category: Supporting students across all faculties in order to build a community of innovators and problem solvers
  • BMO New Graduate Startup Category: Supporting new or recent graduates as they enter the workforce.  Help to support you in your ongoing ventures.

In this session we will:

  • Go over the requirements to participate in the program and compete for funding
  • Tell you more about what to expect in the workshop series
  • Answer any questions you may have

Learn more about the program here.

Check out last year's competition here.

Register Now

NORTH CAMPUS - BMO Launch Me Information Session

Wed, 12 October 2022 | 01:00 p.m.
North

This online workshop is an information session about the CfE's BMO Launch Me Competition

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The Launch Me Competition is back and better than ever! Come find out more information about the competition and how to apply.

The BMO Launch Me Competition provides aspiring entrepreneurs with the opportunity to develop and pitch their business ideas to potentially win a portion of $130,000 in funding and resources to support the startup. There are three different categories:

  • BMO Women Innovators Category: Encouraging and supporting female students and alumni in a traditionally male-dominated entrepreneurial landscape
  • BMO Ground Breaker Category: Supporting students across all faculties in order to build a community of innovators and problem solvers
  • BMO New Graduate Startup Category: Supporting new or recent graduates as they enter the workforce.  Help to support you in your ongoing ventures.

In this session we will:

  • Go over the requirements to participate in the program and compete for funding
  • Tell you more about what to expect in the workshop series
  • Answer any questions you may have

Learn more about the program here.

Check out last year's competition here.

Personal Financial Literacy Series (Session 1)

Thu, 13 October 2022 | 04:30 p.m.
All Campuses

Personal Finances (2 sessions)

Information and tools that will help you to understand and manage money matters.

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MODULE 1: Building on your Personal Financial Health

October 13 & October 20

  • Demystify the concepts and math behind things like debt and interest, investment opportunities, credit scores and more to increase your comfort level
  • Understand the Canadian landscape for financial services and taxation and how these programs can impact or enhance your financial planning
  • Plan your personal finances in a way that lines up with your lifestyles, personal goals and unique challenges

Our all new Financial Literacy Learning Series offers information and tools that will help you to understand and manage money matters in a way that aligns to your personal lifestyle and business vision.

Each session includes information that you need, templates, additional resources, hands-on examples, and time for questions to make sure you can apply the knowledge shared.

Facilitated by Zahra Qureshi, a Chartered Professional Accountant with 12+ years of experience.

 
Register Now

NORTH CAMPUS - BMO Launch Me Information Session

Mon, 17 October 2022 | 12:00 p.m.
North

This online workshop is an information session about the CfE's BMO Launch Me Competition

Read More

The Launch Me Competition is back and better than ever! Come find out more information about the competition and how to apply.

The BMO Launch Me Competition provides aspiring entrepreneurs with the opportunity to develop and pitch their business ideas to potentially win a portion of $130,000 in funding and resources to support the startup. There are three different categories:

  • BMO Women Innovators Category: Encouraging and supporting female students and alumni in a traditionally male-dominated entrepreneurial landscape
  • BMO Ground Breaker Category: Supporting students across all faculties in order to build a community of innovators and problem solvers
  • BMO New Graduate Startup Category: Supporting new or recent graduates as they enter the workforce.  Help to support you in your ongoing ventures.

In this session we will:

  • Go over the requirements to participate in the program and compete for funding
  • Tell you more about what to expect in the workshop series
  • Answer any questions you may have

Learn more about the program here.

Check out last year's competition here.

Register Now

ONLINE - BMO Launch Me Information Session

Tue, 18 October 2022 | 05:00 p.m.
Online

This online workshop is an information session about the CfE's BMO Launch Me Competition

Read More

The Launch Me Competition is back and better than ever! Come find out more information about the competition and how to apply.

The BMO Launch Me Competition provides aspiring entrepreneurs with the opportunity to develop and pitch their business ideas to potentially win a portion of $130,000 in funding and resources to support the startup. There are three different categories:

  • BMO Women Innovators Category: Encouraging and supporting female students and alumni in a traditionally male-dominated entrepreneurial landscape
  • BMO Ground Breaker Category: Supporting students across all faculties in order to build a community of innovators and problem solvers
  • BMO New Graduate Startup Category: Supporting new or recent graduates as they enter the workforce.  Help to support you in your ongoing ventures.

In this session we will:

  • Go over the requirements to participate in the program and compete for funding
  • Tell you more about what to expect in the workshop series
  • Answer any questions you may have

Learn more about the program here.

Check out last year's competition here.

Register Now

Personal Financial Literacy Series (Session 2)

Thu, 20 October 2022 | 04:30 p.m.
All Campuses

Personal Finances (2 sessions)

Information and tools that will help you to understand and manage money matters.

Read More

MODULE 1: Building on your Personal Financial Health

October 13 & October 20

  • Demystify the concepts and math behind things like debt and interest, investment opportunities, credit scores and more to increase your comfort level
  • Understand the Canadian landscape for financial services and taxation and how these programs can impact or enhance your financial planning
  • Plan your personal finances in a way that lines up with your lifestyles, personal goals and unique challenges

Our all new Financial Literacy Learning Series offers information and tools that will help you to understand and manage money matters in a way that aligns to your personal lifestyle and business vision.

Each session includes information that you need, templates, additional resources, hands-on examples, and time for questions to make sure you can apply the knowledge shared.

Facilitated by Zahra Qureshi, a Chartered Professional Accountant with 12+ years of experience.

 
Register Now

Early Stage Business Financial Literacy Series (Session 1)

Thu, 03 November 2022 | 04:30 p.m.
All Campuses

Planning for Early Stage Business (3 sessions)

Information and tools that will help you to understand and manage money matters.

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MODULE 2: Planning for Early Stage Business

November 3, 10 & 17

  • Explore revenue streams and how their structure aligns to your value proposition and business sustainability
  • Build financial projections for your business for internal and external use that are geared towards growth
  • Manage business relationships in good standing with Canada Revenue Agency, investors and other stakeholders
  • Create internal systems for accounting and tax

Our all new Financial Literacy Learning Series offers information and tools that will help you to understand and manage money matters in a way that aligns to your personal lifestyle and business vision.

Each session includes information that you need, templates, additional resources, hands-on examples, and time for questions to make sure you can apply the knowledge shared.

Facilitated by Zahra Qureshi, a Chartered Professional Accountant with 12+ years of experience.

Register Now

Early Stage Business Financial Literacy Series (Session 2)

Thu, 10 November 2022 | 04:30 p.m.
All Campuses

Planning for Early Stage Business (3 sessions)

Information and tools that will help you to understand and manage money matters.

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MODULE 2: Planning for Early Stage Business

November 3, 10 & 17

  • Explore revenue streams and how their structure aligns to your value proposition and business sustainability
  • Build financial projections for your business for internal and external use that are geared towards growth
  • Manage business relationships in good standing with Canada Revenue Agency, investors and other stakeholders
  • Create internal systems for accounting and tax
 

Our all new Financial Literacy Learning Series offers information and tools that will help you to understand and manage money matters in a way that aligns to your personal lifestyle and business vision.

Each session includes information that you need, templates, additional resources, hands-on examples, and time for questions to make sure you can apply the knowledge shared.

Facilitated by Zahra Qureshi, a Chartered Professional Accountant with 12+ years of experience.

 

Register Now

Early Stage Business Financial Literacy Series (session 3)

Thu, 17 November 2022 | 04:30 p.m.
All Campuses

Financial Planning for Early Stage Business (3 Sessions)

Information and tools that will help you to understand and manage money matters.

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MODULE 2: Planning for Early Stage Business

November 3, 10 & 17

  • Explore revenue streams and how their structure aligns to your value proposition and business sustainability
  • Build financial projections for your business for internal and external use that are geared towards growth
  • Manage business relationships in good standing with Canada Revenue Agency, investors and other stakeholders
  • Create internal systems for accounting and tax

Our all new Financial Literacy Learning Series offers information and tools that will help you to understand and manage money matters in a way that aligns to your personal lifestyle and business vision.

Each session includes information that you need, templates, additional resources, hands-on examples, and time for questions to make sure you can apply the knowledge shared.

Facilitated by Zahra Qureshi, a Chartered Professional Accountant with 12+ years of experience.

 
Register Now

Growing Businesses Financial Literacy Series (Session 1)

Thu, 24 November 2022 | 04:30 p.m.
All Campuses

Performance for Growing Businesses (2 sessions)

Information and tools that will help you to understand and manage money matters.

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MODULE 3: Managing the Financial Performance for Growing Companies

November 24 & December 1

  • Enhance your internal accounting and performance review processes to collect valuable insight
  • Look deeper into your business operations to analyze what is going well or not and identifying next steps for growth and efficiency
  • Think about the CFO and finance manager roles and the value they create for business
  • Get ready to attract fundraising and investment with high potential growth and proper due diligence

Our all new Financial Literacy Learning Series offers information and tools that will help you to understand and manage money matters in a way that aligns to your personal lifestyle and business vision.

Each session includes information that you need, templates, additional resources, hands-on examples, and time for questions to make sure you can apply the knowledge shared.

Facilitated by Zahra Qureshi, a Chartered Professional Accountant with 12+ years of experience.

Register Now

Growing Businesses Financial Literacy Series (Session 2)

Thu, 01 December 2022 | 04:30 p.m.
All Campuses

Performance for Growing Businesses (2 sessions)

Information and tools that will help you to understand and manage money matters.

Read More

MODULE 3: Managing the Financial Performance for Growing Companies

November 24 & December 1

  • Enhance your internal accounting and performance review processes to collect valuable insight
  • Look deeper into your business operations to analyze what is going well or not and identifying next steps for growth and efficiency
  • Think about the CFO and finance manager roles and the value they create for business
  • Get ready to attract fundraising and investment with high potential growth and proper due diligence

Our all new Financial Literacy Learning Series offers information and tools that will help you to understand and manage money matters in a way that aligns to your personal lifestyle and business vision.

Each session includes information that you need, templates, additional resources, hands-on examples, and time for questions to make sure you can apply the knowledge shared.

Facilitated by Zahra Qureshi, a Chartered Professional Accountant with 12+ years of experience.

 

Register Now

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