LaunchYU Events

Nov
27
Wed
Entrepreneurial Alumni Speaker Series: Trevor Coleman @ York University, Second Student Centre
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Entrepreneurial Alumni Speaker Series: Trevor Coleman @ York University, Second Student Centre

LaunchYU has partnered with York University's Divison of Advancement to bring you the Entrepreneurial Alumni Speaker Series; a series featuring top York University alumni entrepreneurs. Now in its second year, the series will aim to capture the real stories, challenges, successes and failures that they have encountered in their journeys.

These talks are meant to INSPIRE, MOTIVATE, and EDUCATE the audience on the realities of launching a startup in today’s world.

The second installment of the Entrepreneurial Alumni Speaker Series features York University alum, Trevor Coleman, who will be sharing how he and his team went from dreaming in the lab about the power of people’s brain waves, to actually harnessing those waves to help the world calm itself down. As Founder and Chief Product Officer of Interaxon, he co-created Muse: the popular brain sensing headband, for which he won the 2014 Silver UX Award for Best Emerging Technology Experience.

From Thinker to Doer

Speaker: Trevor Coleman, Alum

Co-Founder, Muse

Trevor Coleman is a founder, product designer, and design thinking consultant from Toronto, ON. Today he advises early-stage startups through programs including Hatchery, StartupBoost, and InfinityLab TO, and consults for clients including the Canadian Forces College and Toronto Police Service, and is developing several personal projects including a Sheep Dog Simulator game for mobile platforms.

Agenda

6pm-6:30pm: Registration, Networking, Headshots, Refreshments

6:30pm-8:00pm: Trevor Coleman Presentation, Q&A

 

Your FREE registration includes:

-Opportunity to ask Trevor Coleman your question during live Q&A

-Complimentary headshot for your Linkedin profile/website

-Live music

-Networking

-Complimentary Hors D'oeuvres

Jan
16
Thu
Aird & Berlis StartupSource Market Entry Award 2020 @ York University, Second Student Centre
Jan 16 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Aird & Berlis StartupSource Market Entry Award 2020 @ York University, Second Student Centre

It's time for the winner selection!

Toronto law firm Aird & Berlis LLP, together with its partner and York University Alumni Randy Williamson, have generously donated both cash and legal services to support the next high potential venture to come out of York University’s entrepreneurship unit, LaunchYU, with the Aird & Berlis StartupSource Market Entry Award.

The top three ventures from the 2019 LaunchYU Accelerator program: AYD Cares, Biosa Technologies and SUKU Vitamins; will present their final pitch and the top startup will be selected to receive an award of $25,000 which includes $12,500 in cash and an equal amount of Aird & Berlis’s StartupSource legal services.

Please note that this year we have added a special Audience Choice Winner! One company will be chosen for this special award based on audience votes which will take place LIVE at the event! Be sure to show your support for your favourite startup by voting for them at the event!

The Judges

To be announced!

Event Agenda

4:30pm-5:15pm: Registration & Refreshments

5:15pm-6:10pm: Pitches, Audience Q&A, Audience Choice Winner, Grand Prize Winner

6:10pm-8:00pm: Networking & Refreshments

Feb
25
Tue
Entrepreneurial Alumni Speaker Series: Dan Shimmerman @ York University, Second Student Centre
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Entrepreneurial Alumni Speaker Series: Dan Shimmerman @ York University, Second Student Centre

LaunchYU has partnered with  York University's Divison of Advancement to bring you the LaunchYU Speaker Series; a series featuring top York University alumni entrepreneurs. Each part of the series will aim to capture the real stories, challenges, successes and failures that they have encountered in their journeys.

These talks are meant to INSPIREMOTIVATE, and EDUCATE the audience on the realities of launching a startup in today’s world.

 

Successful Failure: My Bumpy Ride to Becoming a Software Entrepreneur

Speaker: Dan Shimmerman

As President and CEO of Blueprint, Dan Shimmerman is blazing a trail for Blueprint as the global standard for the rapidly emerging requirements definition management (RDM) market.

Dan has a proven track record of success in delivering strategic vision and value for all stakeholders. Prior to joining Blueprint, he was President and CEO of Varicent Software, a global provider of sales performance management solutions, which was acquired by IBM in 2012. Over the course of his career, he has worked with a wealth of world-class clients, including Citi, JPMC, Bank of America, Nike, Ford, Deutsche Bank, Manulife Insurance, Aetna Insurance, Zurich, Lincoln Financial Group, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, General Electric and Jim Beam Brands.

Agenda

6pm-6:30pm: Registration, Networking, Refreshments

6:30pm-8:00pm: Dan Shimmerman Presentation, Q&A

Your FREE registration includes:

-Opportunity to ask Dan Shimmerman your question during live Q&A

-Complimentary headshot for your Linkedin profile/website

-Live music

-Networking

-Complimentary Hors D'oeuvres

Mar
25
Wed
Entrepreneurial Alumni Speaker Series: Karan Walia @ York University, Second Student Centre
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

LaunchYU has partnered with York University's Divison of Advancement to bring you the LaunchYU Speaker Series; a series featuring top York University alumni entrepreneurs. Each part of the series will aim to capture the real stories, challenges, successes and failures that they have encountered in their journeys.

These talks are meant to INSPIREMOTIVATE, and EDUCATE the audience on the realities of launching a startup in today’s world.

Speaker: Karan Walia

CEO - Cluep

Agenda

6pm-6:30pm: Registration, Networking, Refreshments

6:30pm-8:00pm: Karan Walia Presentation, Q&A

Your FREE registration includes:

-Opportunity to ask Karan Walia your question during live Q&A

-Complimentary headshot for your Linkedin profile/website

-Live music

-Networking

-Complimentary Hors D'oeuvres