Entrepreneurial but worried about not having a business degree?

The best entrepreneurs don’t have one.


Think you may be an entrepreneur?

Real conversations with real entrepreneurs

Nothing digital—an evening of human interactions.


Drawing of 4 entrepreneurs talking with each other in a panel

Entrepreneurship isn’t about sitting back and watching TED talks. It’s about putting yourself out there and getting it done. Join our interactive conversations to learn about transforming ideas into successful businesses and who can help you along the way.

Entrepreneurship 100: Conversations is a live-only experience in Toronto where you can interact with 9 real entrepreneurs over 3 sessions.

Register now! Our spring 2017 series will be held on 3 Thursday evenings: March 16, 23, & 30 from 6-8 pm in the Leslie Dan Pharmacy Building room B150 (144 College Street). You have to register separately for each session.

To register in our Poll Everywhere conversations, text “cplant” to 37607. To participate, register then attend our live sessions and text your responses to 37607.


Open to anyone interested in entrepreneurship, no business knowledge required

Great for:
Curious learners
Prospective entrepreneurs

Dates & Time

3 Thursdays: Mar. 16, 23, 30

Doors: 5:45 pm
Moderated Conversation: 6-7 pm
Unstructured Conversation & Networking: 7-8 pm


Leslie L. Dan Pharmacy Building, Room B150 (in basement)
University of Toronto
144 College Street, Toronto, M5S 3M2

Finance Panel—March 30

A proud participant and partner of Entrepreneurship Week at UofT

Paul Engels

Paul Engels

Marketing and Sales Lead

Paul specializes in helping B2B tech ventures accelerate their revenue growth. He currently heads marketing and sales for Authentic Web, a just-funded innovator in the enterprise-brand domain space.

Authentic Web

Pooja Viswanathan

Pooja Viswanathan

Founder & CEO

Dr. Pooja Viswanathan is Founder and CEO of Braze Mobility Inc., a new startup that builds innovative and inclusive technologies to enable safe and independent mobility. 


Joel Lessem

Joel Lessem

Founder & CEO

Joel Lessem is the Founder, President & CEO of Firmex, a 90 employee, profitable SaaS business in Toronto. His focus is customers, people, and competitive advantage. He has a passion for starting and growing businesses. Joel is a U of T grad and 24-year technology industry veteran.


Conversations with Entrepreneurs: The Format

Panel 6-7 pm

Host Charles Plant moderates a discussion with 3 diverse entrepreneurs

Audience 6-7 pm

Engagement through Poll Everywhere live polling and questions

Networking 7-8 pm

Among audience and panelists. Light refreshments served.