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September 2021

Intro Session: The University of Waterloo Innovation Ecosystem

September 21 @ 5:30 pm
Virtual Event Canada
Free

The University of Waterloo is home to a community of centers dedicated to supporting students in the development of innovative mindsets and entrepreneurial ideas. During this event, you will be provided with an innovation roadmap that will detail how and when to engage with campus resources. If you want to build skills in innovative thinking or explore entrepreneurship, attending this event is the first step in your journey!

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Working Session: Think Like a Boss

September 22 @ 5:30 pm
Virtual Event Canada
Free

In this workshop, Cole Powers– a UWaterloo Engineering alum, Concept Coach, and Startup Founder of Intelliculture, will work directly with you to create a toolbox of skills required to create and launch your own business. You will learn what and how to foster these skills to be successful both in your entrepreneurial endeavours and as an intrapreneurial employee.

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Intro Session: What’s Your Problem? With Larry Smith

September 28 @ 5:30 pm
Virtual Event Canada
Free

In this workshop, legendary Professor Larry Smith will discuss what makes an important problem, why pursuing important problems is advantageous for start-up founders and employees in an organization, and the two overlooked channels where students can find important problems. Larry will share success stories and mistakes from his former students at UW – you can think of these as summary lessons from the last 40 years. At the end of the workshop, a list of 30 Billion Dollar Problems will…

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Working Session: Researching Like A Pro

September 29 @ 5:30 pm
Virtual Event Canada
Free

In this workshop, we’ll focus on researching your ideas with Christine Moffatt, Entrepreneurship Liaison Librarian. After this session, students will be able to: articulate research questions about their problem space; identify key library resources and freely available sources that will help with their market and industry research; articulate remaining gaps in their research about their problem space.

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October 2021

Intro Session: Should I Start a Business or Get a Job?

October 5 @ 5:30 pm
Virtual Event Canada
Free

“Should I start a Business or Get a Job?” A time old question that is not uncommon among ambitious folks like you who want to make waves. If you’re starting to plan your future and are unsure of what jobs to be applying for or if you're thinking about starting a business but don’t know if it’s the right decision, this is the event for you!  Come with questions and get ready for a fun and honest panel discussion! 

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Working Session: Lean Business Model

October 6 @ 5:30 pm
Virtual Event Canada
Free

Work with Concept Coaches and take a deep dive into generating and using a lean business model canvas, how this is used as the springboard for launching your business, and how to effectively set your business strategy.

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Intro Session: Design Thinking With A Product Designer

October 19 @ 5:30 pm
Virtual Event Canada
Free

A user-centric approach to your idea can help ensure you build a product that your customers will love. In this session, Faire Product Designer Matt Neill will discuss how to utilize design thinking to start your project off on the right foot. By the end of the session, you’ll learn how to translate user insights into actionable steps that solve problems for your customers.

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Working Session: Getting Your First Customer

October 20 @ 5:30 pm
Virtual Event Canada
Free

Customer validation is one of the most critical components that influence whether a solution sinks or swims in the market. Find out how to discover if your idea is something people will really go for and the strategies behind asking important questions in the right way.

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Intro Session: Pitch to Win

October 26 @ 5:30 pm
Virtual Event Canada
Free

Learn about the different key components of a pitch and have the opportunity to see winning pitches live! Learn from our experienced Concept Coaches, and a previous competition winner, on how to best pitch your idea.

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