ELITE ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS
You know the science, now bring it to the world.
Don’t just sit there, get building!
- Transform your science and technology into a product
- Protect your technology with effective patent and trademark strategies
- Research potential markets to understand customer’s behaviour
- Find the right market fit for your product
- Talk to potential customers
- Identify competitors
- Build business development and negotiation skills
- Build and test your business model
- Learn how to pitch your vision
Techno Fellowship: Incubating Your Startup
Teams completing Techno training present a final pitch and submit a go-forward plan to Impact Centre mentors. Qualifying teams committed to building their companies are admitted as Techno Fellows and are given access to office and prototyping workspace at the Impact Centre, mentorship services, assistance in raising company funds, and year-round training seminars.
Manager, Entrepreneurship Initiatives
Leo is the coordinator of this program. If you have any questions you can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Techno2019 Tentative Dates
Training Week: June 17–21, 2019, 9:00 am–4:30 pm (breakfast & lunch are provided)
Final Pitches: June 27, 2019
Techno2019 will be held on the downtown Toronto campus of the University of Toronto. You must be available to attend both the training week and final pitches to qualify for admission.
We accept applications to Techno year-round.
Techno’s tuition fee in 2019 is $6,600 + HST per seat. However, for Canadian residents and citizens, as well as international students at a Canadian institution we pay the full tuition fee for you and do not take any equity in your company. Admission is competitive and interviews and admission decisions start as soon as applications arrive, so early applications are encouraged.
Funding for Companies
Overall, the Impact Centre has helped Techno companies raise an average of $150,000* in government grants and other non-dilutive funding sources.
*Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results
We chose Techno for three reasons that aligned with our company beliefs: their proactive approach to creating value for society, their cross-disciplinary methods, and their active networking within technology and entrepreneurship. They have been a tremendous support on all accounts.Kalin Ovtcharov
iMerciv Inc. would not be where we are today without the help of Impact Centre. From the Techno Training program that initiated our venture to the continued mentorship and support the staff have provided us, the Impact Centre has allowed us to grow as entrepreneurs The Impact Centre provides a platform to turn creative ideas into real impactful businesses.Arjun Mali
The Impact Centre nurtures entrepreneurship through its community, Techno bootcamp, and ongoing mentorship and workshops. Together, this creates the foundation from which sustainable companies can be built.Ryan Doherty