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    Meet the finalists: Up-Start! Competition 2013

    This past September, Entrepreneurship 101, MaRS’ flagship free weekly lecture series, launched its eighth year with more than 800 aspiring entrepreneurs attending live sessions. The 30-week course covers key topics related to starting a successful business, including funding, marketing, recruiting, intellectual property and more. The course culminates in the Up-Start! Competition a business plan competition in [...]



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    The art (and science) of pitching to investors

    For the final session of Entrepreneurship 101 last week, Peter Evans, founder and CEO of Speakerfile, dove into the art (and science) of the effective pitch.  It is important to keep in mind that there is no one way to do it, but that you are trying to get to a “Yes.”

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    Getting started in the cleantech sector? Check out what these entrepreneurs have to say about it

    On Wednesday, April 17, three emerging Toronto cleantech entrepreneurs participated in Entrepreneurship 101’s Meet the Entrepreneurs Cleantech Panel.


  • Go-to-Market Strategy : Entrepreneurship 101 2011/12

    Jon Dogterom, Practice Lead, Cleantech, MaRS Discovery District, describes overall market dynamics and explains why entrepreneurs should keep their focus on the customer when designing their go-to-market strategy.


  • Lived It Lecture with David Young – Entrepreneurship 101 2010/11

    Successful entrepreneur Dr. David Young is the inventor or author of over 200 patents and scientific papers. After founding biotechnology company ARIUS Research Inc. in 1999, he was CEO and manager of its scientific operations until its sale to F. Hoffman-La Roche in 2008. Hear Dr. Young tell the story of ARIUS and learn more [...]


  • Meet the Entrepreneurs: Life Sciences & Health Care – Entrepreneurship 101 2010/11

    Some of Toronto’s hottest life sciences start-ups discuss the challenges and opportunities faced in launching their organizations. Moderated by John McCulloch, this life sciences panel includes: Paul Chipperton, CEO, Profound Medical Inc. Profound Medical Inc. is commercializing a minimally-invasive medical device that has the potential to transform prostate cancer treatment. The privately-owned company is preparing [...]


  • Meet The Entrepreneurs: ICT – Entrepreneurship 101 2010/11

    Interested in rubbing elbows with some of the Toronto’s hottest start-ups? Come hear successful entrepreneurs discuss the challenges and opportunities they’ve faced in launching their businesses, then meet other information technology, communications, and entertainment (ICE) entrepreneurs who are trying to do the same. Learn about starting a business in: Digital Media Gaming Mobile Enterprise Software [...]


  • Human Capital: Building high performance teams for your startup’s success – Entrepreneurship 101 2009/10

    Every start-up encounters speed bumps on the highway of growth. It’s the people on your team who will enable your company to power through them. Skills and capabilities must evolve as you grow. You’ll need to navigate advisory and other boards, recruit well, enjoy effective team communication, and have a CEO who sets the stage [...]


  • Lived It Lecture: Better the World – Entrepreneurship 101 2009/10

    Speaker: Steve Croth, Co-Founder, Better The World Inc. Steve Croth of Better The World Inc. recounts his experiences in running a successful social venture. Better the World is a for-profit social enterprise driven by a mission to change the world for the better. They want to use the web as a weapon of positive change [...]


  • Entrepreneurship 101 2008/09 – Human Capital: Building high performance teams for your start-up’s success

    Speaker: Lance Laking Every start-up encounters speed bumps on the highway of growth. It’s the people on your team who will enable your company to power through them. Skills and capabilities must evolve as you grow. You’ll need to navigate advisory and other boards, recruit well and have effective team communication and a CEO who [...]


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