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We will take women through 6 workshops to help establish their MVP.

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Developing the technology solution to show how your company solves a business problem can be a barrier for women and women identified founders. The lack of technical skill to self-develop a minimal viable product (MVP) can delay entry into the market or cost the founder more dollars up front to contract development skills leaving them short of funding to drive other needed activities of early stage start ups. Haltech in partnership with Silicon Halton have created Roadmap to MVP as a way to accelerate through this milestone.

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Participant Eligibility

  • Women and Women Identified Founders
  • Best suited for entrepreneurs in idea, discovery and early validation stages

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Session Overviews

1) Defining MVP Vision / Scope

January 7, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Q&A Session Follows

This introduction session will help you:

  • develop your MVP's business mission/vision
  • understand what goes into a solution definition / scope of work
  • understand how to develop your project plans, assumptions, risks, constraints, and budget

Guest Industry Expert:

Hazel Van Der Werken

Head of Operations & Customer Success, RedBit Development

2) Defining MVP Product Features and Functions

January 14, 2021 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am | Q&A Session Follows

In this session you will learn how to develop:

  • your user journey
  • features, functions
  • data flows
  • integration requirements

Guest Industry Expert:

Samaa El Sayed

User Experience (UX) Designer, Manulife

3) Developing MVP with Low Code / No Code Applications

January 21, 2021 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am | Q&A Session Follows

In this session you will learn about:

  • no code / low code platforms available to you
  • how they work and how to try them

You will be walked through one of the platforms to build a simple application.

Guest Industry Expert:

Tessa Thomas

Founder, Recruit-HQ

4) Building MVP with an Application Development Team

January 28, 2021 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am | Q&A Session Follows

In this session you will learn about:

  • how you can find a development team
  • how to discuss your vision / scope, features and functions, timelines and budget
  • how expectations need to be defined for successful projects

Developers will join to discuss how they need requirements to be defined - what helps / what doesn't.

Guest Industry Expert:

Jordan Van Schyndel

Partner, Spiria

5) Selecting an MVP Hosting / Cloud Computing Platform

February 4, 2021 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am | Q&A Session Follows

In this session, you will learn about:

  • the top platforms available to you to host your application
  • how to evaluate the features
  • how to understand pricing models

Guest Industry Experts:

Brett Gillet

AWS Expert, Curious Orbit Consulting

Callon Campbell

Microsoft Azure Expert, Cloud Mavericks

6) Testing and Launching MVP

February 11, 2021 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am | Q&A Session Follows

In this final session of the series, you will learn about:

  • how to develop test plans
  • how to conduct testing
  • how to get ready to be in a production environment
  • how to launch your MVP

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BONUS

Networking Session

February 18, 2021 | Time TBD

We’ll bring people from the tech industry project managers, application and cloud computing architects, and developers so you can ask lots of questions and get to know what resources are available to work with in the region.

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Workshop Facilitator

Reema Duggal, President of Sitaran Group and Co-Founder of Silicon Halton

Reema is a strategic professional with a long career in the global IT industry; she has expertise in Revenue Generation (Strategy, Marketing, Portfolio Management) and Delivery Management (Practice Leadership, Program and Project Management). She serves as President of The Sitaran Group and Co-Founder of Silicon Halton, a 1500-person community of talented technology freelancers, solo-preneurs, entrepreneurs, and professionals.

At the Sitaran Group, Reema’s team works with companies to create Digital Business Roadmaps that will guide them in building strong businesses. These roadmaps help: drive revenue, enable digital marketing and sales activities, reduce costs by optimizing business processes and build organizational capability with strong change management and training programs.

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About Haltech

Through education, advisory services and strategic connections, Haltech enables start-up and scaleup technology innovators and entrepreneurs to accelerate their growth and navigate the path to profit. Haltech is a non-profit corporation supported by Ontario Government and our valued Corporate Sponsors.

About Silicon Halton

Silicon Halton is a grassroots, industry-led, technology focused community of Freelancers, Solopreneurs, Entrepreneurs, IT Professionals, and Students committed to technology, community and growth. Silicon Halton creates programs to help members connect with technology ecosystem and create opportunities for business growth, professional growth, and partnerships.

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