Workshop program overview

The Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops are a collection of experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. Workshops are designed for a maximum of 30 participants and allow time for exercises and peer-to-peer feedback on their own ventures. Drawing on the latest thought leadership and tools for startup development—such as Steve Blank’s Customer Development Model, Eric Ries’ Lean Startup and Alexander Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas—the workshops help entrepreneurs:

  • Interview first potential customers to test their initial market assumptions
  • Build their value proposition
  • Define their business model
  • Identify and learn how to effectively communicate with key opinion leaders
  • Map out a sales process and close their first sale.
Value Proposition Business Model MarCom Toolkit B2B Sales Process B2B Sales

Our workshops include Starting Lean: Value Proposition, Starting Lean: Business Model, Finance Fundamentals, The MarCom Toolkit, The B2B Sales Process and Pitching to Investors

Workshop schedule and registration

Interested in attending an upcoming workshop? Please visit or click the Register button below for upcoming workshop information and registration. Workshops are held regularly at MaRS  and at our partner organizations across the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE).


Success stories

“Taking the workshop gave me validation that I am not only on the right track, but that presenters, mentors and peers are very enthusiastic about my proposal and business plan. This may not seem that important, but it has given me a higher confidence level that I will succeed.”

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