Entrepreneurship 101: More than just a free course

Entrepreneurship 101: More than just a free course

Are you interested in starting or growing a business or simply learning more about entrepreneurship? Then Entrepreneurship 101 is for you! This free, non-credit introductory course on entrepreneurship will introduce you to the nuts and bolts of building a business.

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What really makes Entrepreneurship 101 one of a kind is that it’s more than just a course – it’s also an opportunity to make new friends, network with others in your industry and hear from successful entrepreneurs first-hand. See for yourself:

Networking opportunities

Our series of Meet the Entrepreneurs events presents panels of successful startup entrepreneurs discussing the challenges and opportunities they faced in launching their companies. These events provide plenty of time for Q&A and are followed by a networking reception where you can meet others in your sector.

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Networking at Entrepreneurship 101

Famous entrepreneurs

Our Lived It Lectures offer a great opportunity to hear from experienced entrepreneurs firsthand and them about starting up innovative companies. In the following video, Bruce Poon Tip, Founder, G Adventures, takes us through his successful entrepreneurial journey as he explains his motivation behind starting his business and the challenges he overcame.

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January’s Lived It Lecture will welcome Kunal Gupta of Polar Mobile:

As Chief Executive Officer of Polar Mobile, Kunal leads a talented team focused on transforming the media landscape with technology. Polar Mobile is a leading software solutions provider for media companies, with hundreds of customers in over a dozen countries. Since 2007 when the company was founded, more than 10 million people around the world have downloaded Polar Mobile’s products for top media brands.

Register now to come hear Kunal tell his story on January 9, 2013.

Engage online

The Entrepreneurship 101 audience comes together online as well: Our LinkedIn group now has over 600 members who share useful articles and resources related to startups, as well as their thoughts on speakers and lecture topics.



The live Twitter wall allows anyone to join the conversation: #ent101


If you live outside of the city or are unable to make it in person, catch the lectures by live webcast – the live chat feature enables the online audience to ask questions too. 

Upcoming lectures

Aimed at technology and life sciences researchers and trainees, as well as social innovators, the Entrepreneurship 101 lectures are delivered by successful entrepreneurs and industry specialists, and cover a range of introductory business topics.  Upcoming modules will focus on marketing, management and money:


Check the calendar for more on these topics.

Catch up on past lectures

The Entrepreneurship 101 online course makes it easy to catch up on past lectures and take the course at your own pace. It will also link you to speaker slides and other related articles and resources—a one-stop shop to help you start and grow your company!

Think Entrepreneurship 101 might be for you? Come find out on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in the MaRS Centre Auditorium. Lectures are held weekly from 6:00–7:00 p.m. and are also accessible by live webcast.

We hope to see you there!

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