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Founder Fundamentals - Pitching & Storytelling

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YSpace Markham

169 Enterprise Boulevard

Third Floor, Suite 300

Markham, ON L6G 0E7

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YSpace is partnering with 4 local Small Business Enterprise Centres to host a 12-week educational program for startups and entrepreneurs.

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About Founder Fundamentals

YSpace, York University’s innovation hub is partnering with the Markham Small Business Centre (MSBC), Richmond Hill Small Business Enterprise Centre (RHSBEC), Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC), York Small Business Enterprise Centre (YSBEC) to host a 12-week educational program called Founders Fundamentals.

Founders Fundamental is a regional program designed to help you kick start your entrepreneurial career. Whether you are a professional services company, brick and mortar or technology startup, the program aims to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to succeed. Spanning across topics such as social media marketing, to grant writing, to bootstrapping and more this program provides a wide range of learning. In addition, the program connects you with local resources within your municipality such as your local Small Business Centres and more. Individuals that complete all 12-weeks of learning will receive an Innovation York Certificate of Completion from YSpace.

About the Workshop

Creating an effective presentation can be a daunting prospect for founders at any level, let alone getting on stage and pitching. In this workshop we’ll be peeling back the layers of complexity involved with communicating your ideas. Theory, structure, and practical tips on how to prepare and what best practices to follow will all be covered. There will be an opportunity to do some in-depth Q&A so come prepared with your toughest pitch-related problems and questions. At the end of the workshop founders will have an overview of what actionable steps they can take straight away to improve their ability to communicate their ideas, and ultimately bring them to life.

About the Presenter

Ben Stacey, Founder at Pitchverk

From scrappy indie studio to the beating heart of agency-world Ben has been pushing the boundaries of business-minded design for just over a decade. Couple that with 5 years volunteer work and close examination of over 1300 pitches with the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and you've got a top-tier presentation expert. With insights drawn from the music industry, startup ecosystems and Fortune 500 presentations, Ben provides invaluable lessons on the art of visual and verbal communication.

Currently, Ben operates Pitchverk, a communications agency for the tech sector. Pitchverk helps founders, accelerators and venture capital funds communicate their message, close deals and raise capital. Additionally, Ben serves as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Ryerson DMZ, YSpace Markham and continues to volunteer with Founder Institute Toronto.

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