Entrepreneurship 101 - 2011/2012
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 6:00 PM - Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 7:00 PM (EDT)
Interested in learning more about entrepreneurship? Looking to start a new venture? Look no further! MaRS offers a free, non-credit introductory course on entrepreneurship that introduces individuals to the nuts and bolts of building a business.
Entrepreneurship 101 is MaRS’ flagship free weekly lecture series featuring enlightening lectures on key topics related to starting a successful business, aimed at social innovators and technology and life sciences researchers and trainees.
Entrepreneurship 101 lectures cover a diverse range of business introductory topics including funding your business, marketing, recruiting, intellectual property and more.
Special lectures include:
- ‘Lived It Lectures’ feature celebrated entrepreneurs and their success stories and challenges. There is a ‘Lived It Lecture’ for each of MaRS’ practices: ICE, Cleantech, Life Sciences and Social Innovation.
- ‘Meet the Entrepreneurs’ are panel sessions during which entrepreneurs from different sectors discuss the challenges and opportunities they face as they grow their businesses. These events have networking opportunities after the panel session for entrepreneurs in each sector.
This non-credit course is designed to introduce members of the research and academic community to issues relating to starting and growing a business. It is especially targeted to graduate students, post-docs, faculty, technicians and others active in research in a scientific or engineering discipline, those who have an interest in creating a company to exploit the results of their research as well as those interested in social innovation.
Registration is free but required. You only need to register once for the entire series (Sept – May).
Please Note: Registrants are encouraged to arrive promptly to ensure seats are available. For those registering their attendance for a course certificate, registration will end at 6:15pm.
We look forward to seeing you on September 28, 2011 for the kick off to this exciting series.
Part of the
If you've registered for the event then you'll get the weekly email with links to resources from the week before (video, blog, facebook, slideshare presentation) and a reminder about the coming week's lecture.
When & Where
MaRS Discovery District, Social Innovation Generation & Ashoka Canada present
MaRS (www.marsdd.com) is a large scale, mission driven innovation centre located in Toronto and networked across Ontario, focused on building Canada’s next generation of technology companies.
MaRS works closely with entrepreneurs to grow and scale their ventures into global market leaders in life sciences and health care, information, communications and entertainment technologies, cleantech, advanced materials and engineering, as well as innovative social purpose businesses.
Social Innovation Generation (SiG) (www.sigeneration.ca) is a collaborative partnership founded by The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, the University of Waterloo, the MaRS Discovery District, and the PLAN Institute. Our ultimate goal is to support whole system change through changing the broader economic, cultural and policy context in Canada to allow social innovations to flourish.
Ashoka (canada.ashoka.org) is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs – individuals with system-changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Ashoka is redefining the global citizen sector by creating a system of collaborative entrepreneurship. Connecting the work of individual social entrepreneurs to business, academic and public sector partners, they create a network effect driving the sector forward and developing new solutions to global problems.