Events and Workshops


LaunchYU organizes educational workshops, networking events, and hackathons that contribute to enhancing the entrepreneurial ecosystem on campus.

LaunchYU also provides entrepreneurs with a physical collaboration/ideation space, which can be used during early stages of their ventures.


Upcoming Events and Workshops:


Career Conversations: Careers in Entrepreneurship, Self Employment and Start-ups @ Room 519 - Kaneff Tower, York University
Feb 13 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Always wanted to start your own business or work for yourself? Curious about what a career at a start-up might look like? Want to meet York Alumni and other professionals working as entrepreneurs or in brand new companies?

Connect with professionals currently enjoying careers in entrepreneurship & start-ups and get the inside scoop on what this kind of work is really like. During this panel professionals will share their personal stories about starting out in their careers, how their career paths took them from graduation to where they are now, what knowledge, skills and experience helped them succeed in their work and what types of opportunities are available to those following similar paths. The panel will be moderated by one of the Career Centre’s team members and followed by an open forum where students will have an opportunity to ask the panelists their own questions.

Register for this event here. (you must sign up for an account before you will be able to register for any events on the system).


Aird & Berlis StartupSource Market Entry Award Announcement @ Room 519 - Kaneff Tower
Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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 new Aird & Berlis StartupSource Market Entry Award.

The top three ventures from the 2017 LaunchYU AccelerateUP program will present their final pitch and be judged on their progress and their ability to take their venture to market. The top startup will be selected to receive an award of $25,000. This includes $12,500 in cash and an equal amount of Aird & Berlis’s StartupSource legal services. Join us for the exciting announcement as LaunchYU selects the very first winner of this award!

Register for this event here: