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ventureLAB: Entrepreneur's Workshops Intensive - February to April, 2018

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3600 Steeles Ave E

Markham, ON L3R 9Z7

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Entrepreneur's Workshops Intensive @ ventureLAB

Get tools, mentoring and peer feedback to help you as you roll up your sleeves and develop strategic components for your business.

It is a great opportunity for highly motivated entrepreneurs to take their startup to the next level!

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  • Feb 21 - Room A106
  • All other dates - Room A103

Best suited for: This series is targeted towards early stage companies and entrepreneurs


Starting Lean: Value Proposition

Session 1 – Preparing to leave the building (Wednesday, February 14, 2018 // 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

Establish a process to clarify and test key assumptions you have about your business USP and lower your venture’s overall risk.

Deliverable: Overview of the Lean Startup approach and a tested customer interview guide based on your venture’s most important foundational assumptions.

Session 2 – Refining your customer development (Wednesday, February 21, 2018 // 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

Learn to record, organize, and analyze your customer interview results. Validate key customer assumptions from your interview results.

Deliverable: A solid customer interview technique that can be used throughout the course of new business development.

Session 3 – Determining your value proposition (Wednesday, February 28, 2018 // 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

Use data obtained from interviews to synthesize customer feedback into a value proposition.

Deliverable: A framework and template for determining your value proposition.

Starting Lean: Business Model Canvas

Session 1 – Designing your business model (Wednesday, March 7, 2018 // 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

Use your value proposition to test your business model for sustainability and growth.

Deliverable: A business model designed around your value proposition.

Session 2 – Validating your business model (Wednesday, March 14, 2018 // 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

Analyze external factors to test your business model for sustainability and growth.

Deliverable: A framework for validating your business model that analyzes external forces and key business model metrics.


Finance Fundamentals

Session 1 – Preparing your business forecast (Wednesday, March 21, 2018 // 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

Understand the basics of financial statements, management reporting and how to build a detailed cash flow forecast to be used in making day-to-day business decisions that lead to growth.

Deliverable: Expense budget template for your business.

Session 2 – Understanding revenue forecasting, funding and business valuation (Wednesday, March 28, 2018 // 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

Use your cash flow forecast and add revenue estimates by looking at inputs such as pricing, sales funnel and revenue types resulting in a complete cash flow forecasting model you can use in your business. You’ll also learn the basic concepts surrounding different types of business valuations and the inputs and factors that impact valuation from an investor perspective.

Deliverable: Revenue cash-flow template for your business.

Session 3 - Business valuation and tutorial session (Wednesday, April 4, 2018 // 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

First half: Outline basic concepts surrounding different types of business valuations, and the inputs and factors that impact valuation from an investor perspective.

Second half: Working session/finance lab.

Deliverable: Basic complete 12-month cash flow forecast for your business.

Please bring a bagged meal to eat during a working lunch.


Leadership

Session 1 - Leadership (Wednesday, April 11, 2018 // 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

Become more conscious of your natural leadership style and how you employ it. The session will enable you to become more mindful and deliberate in your personal interactions with your team and help you deal with a variety of entrepreneurial challenges more effectively.

Deliverable: A framework to create interview questions for prospective partners as you build your leadership team.



Ticket Options

If you are a member of a Regional Innovation Centre:

Individual Workshops Deposit - For a deposit of $100.00, choose the workshop that will assist you best in your startup challenges.

**All deposits will be refunded upon completion of the workshops and a post-workshop survey. If you are unable to attend a workshop session, please let us know four business days in advance. The post-workshop survey must be completed within seven days of the last day of a workshop series for a registration deposit to be refunded.

**If you are not a member of a RIC, please select the General Ticket option. Please not that this ticket will not be eligible for refunds.



All participants will need to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). For more information, please contact workshops@marsdd.com.

If you would like more information on our workshop programs or how to become a client of a regional innovation centre, please contact workshops@marsdd.com.

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