Business Modeling & Customer Validation - RevUP Fall 2017

October 18, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm America/Toronto Timezone
Room 519 - Kaneff Tower
4700 Keele St
North York, ON M3J

Developing your business model and performing customer validation are essential steps in creating a startup company. This RevUP workshop will give you a better understanding of how to:

  • identify your customer’s problems,
  • work with your customers to find a solution; and
  • achieve product-market fit

Delivered by Chris Carder, Co-Founder for Kinetic Commerce and Schulich Entrepreneur in Residence, Chris will take you through his experience with business models and customer validation in his two companies, Think Data and Kinetic Cafe (now Kinetic Commerce). Chris will also invite some of the York startup companies he's been mentoring to come and speak about their experience.

Facilitator: Chris Carder

Chief Commercialization Officer, Kinetic Commerce
Entrepreneur in Residence, Schulich School of Business

Chris is Co-Founder of Kinetic Commerce, Canada's leading retail innovation lab - working with clients such as Aldo, L'Oreal, Reitmans, Rona, Chapters-Indigo and Ivanhoe Cambridge.

Chris is also an Advisor and Investor with more than 20 Canadian startups and also serves as The Entrepreneur in Residence with York University’s Schulich School of Business - where he coaches the next generation of up-and-coming business innovators.

Prior to Co-Founding Kinetic, Chris also created the largest email services provider in Canada, ThinData Inc. Growing that business from a two-person startup to a 110-person tech powerhouse. ThinData was acquired by Transcontinental Inc. (TSX: TCL.A TCL.B) in 2008.

Special Guest Speakers:

1. Grant Brigden, Founder, Rover Parking

Winner of Infinity Lab Competition and selected entrant for the Hong Kong Infinity Program.

2. Portl Media

Schulich School of Business 

Named Most Promising Canadian Startup of the Year at the National Angel Capital Organization World Angel Investment Summit.

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