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Lean Startup Day @MaRSDD

MaRS Discovery District, Social Innovation Generation & Ashoka Canada present

Monday, December 3, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM (EST)

Lean Startup Day @MaRSDD

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Lean Startup Day @ MaRSDD: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Ended Free  
Livestream of Lean Startup Conference: 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Ended Free  

Event Details

Get your 'lean' on! Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 is Lean Startup Day @ MaRS Discovery District.

Event Details:

The day will be divided into two separate streams. Get your free tickets (for either or both parts of the day) and come and go as you please!  

Stream 1: Monday, Dec. 3. 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.: Morning wakeup: Coffee, expo and networking with the startup community.
8:45 9:00 a.m.: Opening remarks.
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.: Lean panel with David Crow: what does it mean to be lean?
10:00 – 10:15 a.m.: BREAK
11:15 a.m.: Lean 'Workshops': problem/solution interviews & practical lean pitches
11:15 – 12:00 p.m.: Lean Startup Expo: startup demos, pitches, networking.
12:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Livestream of Lean Startup Conference

The entire day will be illustrated & scribed by fellow entrepreneur Sacha Chua!
Stream 2: Monday, Dec. 3. 12:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.

MaRS is Toronto's official simulcast partner of the Lean Startup Conference and will stream the entire event in the MaRS auditorium, free of charge. Join us to watch, learn and discuss how to be more innovative, use people’s time better, and be more successful.
More than 30 entrepreneurs will speak about their first-hand experiences, with keynotes including:

  • Marc Andreessen, co-founder and general partner at Andreessen Horowitz
  • Steve Blank, serial entrepreneur, author, lecturer at Stanford
  • Beth Comstock, chief marketing officer at GE
  • Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup

Check out the full conference agenda here.

Lean Startup Livestream Toronto Co-Host:
WatrHub Inc. ( is a Toronto-based cleanweb startup that delivers actionable market intelligence for the water and water-intensive industries.
WatrHub builds proprietary software technology based on Natural Language Processing Algorithms to extract and classify high-value market data from thousands of disparate sources online and cleverly structures the data into a single cohesive interface for you.  WatrHub Inc. is a MaRS client and part of the Centre for Social Innovation community.

Many thanks to our amazing community partners:





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When & Where

101 College St.
Toronto, M5G 1L7

Monday, December 3, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM (EST)

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MaRS Discovery District, Social Innovation Generation & Ashoka Canada present

MaRS ( 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) ( 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 ( 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.

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