Entrepreneurship 100: Conversations

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About Entrepreneurship 100

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 is an event connecting curious people with diverse entrepreneurs. Featuring an interactive Q&A conversation and a chance to meet with the panelists, Entrepreneurship 100 is the best way to learn about starting a business – no MBA required!

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Upcoming Events

January 25, 2018

6:00 – 8:00pm

Banting Institute room 150 (ground floor)
100 College Street
Toronto, ON
M5G 1L5

Digital Marketing: Using social media and other online strategies to spread the word about yourself and your business.

THE PARTICIPANTS: Those who want to build their network and connections to customers online. Attend Entrepreneurship 100: Conversations to meet with leading digital marketers and learn how to get the word out!

THE FORMAT: A moderated panel of 3 entrepreneurs and marketing professionals from diverse backgrounds will  introduce and discuss their experience in digital marketing and social media, conversing with each other and the audience. We will have online polling and questions during the first hour as well as a networking session during the second hour of the event will ensure attendees engage with the panel.


THE PANELLISTS: 

Ashlee Froese

Froese Law

Ashlee Froese is a branding and fashion lawyer, who is recognized as a Certified Specialist in Trademarks Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada and has been ranked as one of the top 1000 trademarks globally.  Ashlee’s scope of practice includes trademarks, copyright, domain name, social media, marketing, advertising, packaging and labelling laws.  Ashlee founded Froese Law, which is a boutique branding law firm and, prior to that, was a partner on Bay Street.

Ashlee holds numerous leadership and mentorship positions including, co-chair (Fashion Group International), executive committee member (Ontario Bar Association), brand strategy council member (Canadian Marketing Association), advisor (Ryerson Fashion Zone).  Ashlee is a guest speaker and published author on branding and fashion law across North America and is regularly asked to provide media commentary on key legal developments.

Erin Bury

Eighty-Eight

Erin is the Managing Director at Eighty-Eight, a Toronto-based creative communications agency that works with high-growth tech startups and consumer brands including PayPal, Sony Pictures Television, and Telus. Prior to Eighty-Eight she was the Managing Editor at startup publication BetaKit, and director of communications at Sprouter, which was acquired by Postmedia in 2011.

Erin is a frequent speaker with Speakers’ Spotlight, writes a monthly column for the Financial Post, and is a tech commentator on CTV News. She has appeared in publications including The New York Times, Forbes, CNN, and Canadian Business, and was named one of Marketing Magazine’s top 30 Under 30 marketers. Her claim to fame is being retweeted by Oprah—twice.

Michael Seaton

Level C Digital

An industry leader, Michael established digital strategy and built capabilities at some of Canada’s largest and most respected brands.  Michael is renowned for digital marketing and transformation expertise specializing in performance-based, data-driven marketing discipline.

As President of Level C Digital, he develops digital strategies and drives best practices in execution for a range of organizations. Michael enhances client digital success by creating self-sufficient teams and individuals with formal training, workshops and on-going coaching.

He has engaged audiences across the globe as keynote speaker, educator and instructor.  He currently teaches Digital Strategy & Management at University of Toronto. Prior, he instructed at Canadian Marketing Association.

February 26, 2018

6:00 – 8:00pm

Banting Institute room 150 (ground floor)
100 College Street
Toronto, ON
M5G 1L5

Fundraising: Live with three venture capitalists

THE PARTICIPANTS: Those who want to learn about venture capital and what venture capitalists (VCs) are looking for in a business. Attend Entrepreneurship 100: Conversations to meet with VCs and learn how to effectively pitch your business.

THE FORMAT: A moderated panel of 3 VCs will discuss their jobs, conversing with each other and the audience. We will have online polling and questions during the first hour as well as a networking session during the second hour of the event will ensure attendees engage with the panel.

THE PANELLISTS: TBA

March 22, 2018

6:00 – 8:00pm

Banting Institute room 150 (ground floor)
100 College Street
Toronto, ON
M5G 1L5

Intrapreneurship: Be an innovator without founding a startup

THE PARTICIPANTS: Those who want to see how to be an innovator without necessarily being a startup founder. Attend Entrepreneurship 100: Conversations to learn how to innovate and make an impact as an employee within both growing startups and large corporations.

THE FORMAT: A moderated panel of 3 employees from different sized companies will introduce intrapreneurship, conversing with each other and the audience. We will have online polling and questions during the first hour as well as a networking session during the second hour of the event will ensure attendees engage with the panel.

THE PANELLISTS: TBA

“To be honest, I had never given entrepreneurship that much thought earlier on. This event put things into perspective for me, and I realized that it certainly might be an option in the future. The idea of innovating something and putting it out there really appeals to me.”

Sakshi Khanna

FOURTH-YEAR BOOK AND MEDIA STUDIES STUDENT

Past Events

October 5, 2017
6:00 – 8:00pm

Medical Sciences Building
Room 2158
1 King’s College Circle
University of Toronto

Is my idea any good? A conversation on conceiving, assessing, and pivoting business ideas.

 


THE PANELLISTS:

Arjun Mali

iMerciv

Scott McAuley

Lunanos Inc.

Diane Lai

Diane Lai for Soft Skin

October 5, 2017
6:00 – 8:00pm

Medical Sciences Building
Room 2158
1 King’s College Circle
University of Toronto

Is my idea any good? A conversation on conceiving, assessing, and pivoting business ideas.



THE PANELLISTS:

Mayrose Salvador

Pueblo Science

Ian Adamson

Greenbelt Microgreens

Morgan Wyatt

Greenlid Envirosciences

September 21, 2017
6:00 – 8:00pm

Medical Sciences Building
Room 2158
1 King’s College Circle
University of Toronto

Entrepreneur or employee? A conversation on the realities of working for yourself and working for others.


THE PANELLISTS:

Nat Korol

Hyphen Co.

Sam Dumcum

ICUBE, University of Toronto Mississauga

Fotini Iconomopoulos

Forward Focusing

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