PLEASE NOTE THIS IDEA JAM WILL TAKE PLACE ON U of T CAMPUS NOT AT THINGTANK LAB
Pitch! Pitch! Pitch!
Do you know how it feels when you have a new idea for a product or service you are excited about and you know you need feedback on it? You never feel quit ready to share your idea until you have worked out details and the first pitch is always nerve-wracking as you wait for the first reaction from someone other than your mom or your loyal dog.
When you are a new entrepreneur pitching is an important way to obtain feedback and refine your idea especially when you have a chance to discuss it with potential customers, partners and investors. Come and hear pitches from some of our students at the Faculty of Information who are developing their own business ideas in a new course entitled "Launching Information Ventures".
Students will be looking to you in the community for knowledge, expertise, opinion and especially some of your enthusiasm. At this point students have to decide on what idea to proceed with for the rest of the term so your input could substantially influence their decision.
We don't have a final list of projects to be presented however students are currently thinking about ideas in the mobile games, GIS, library services, food information transparency, and news aggregation spaces.
This Idea Jam will be slightly modified so that 6 students will present preliminary pitches and one group of participants will discuss their pitch.
This idea jam will begin at 6pm but will be longer than most ending at 8:30pm.
We hope to see you there!
*** PLEASE NOTE - CHANGE OF LOCATION*** this Idea Jam will be held at the Faculty of Information, 140 St George Street, Room 728, Toronto
The ThingTank Lab is an open, community based collaborative ideation lab. This ideation lab is a place where the exploration, experimentation, and exchange of ideas are developed towards the building of “things”. The things our lab is most interested in are those emerging through the continuing revolution of data driven goods and services, what is notionally discussed as being the “Internet of things”. The next generation of digital content products and services have distributed and diverse modes of interaction where websites and mobile content will be only one aspect of the user’s experience: smart meters or wearable electronics, for example, connect the real world of objects to online digital networks of data. These digitally enabled networked objects are the Internet of Things.
The lab is fundamentally an interdisciplinary facilitating community. It is the place where the next generation of ideas comes from. Its activities include academics and people from private enterprise as well as sponsoring organizations interested in alternative pre-competitive techniques of idea generation related to building things (and their networks) that address real world problems.
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