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:
You have a great product/service backed by a solid business model. The next step in the process of building a startup is to get the product/service out in the market, get people to use it and make money out of it! This is often the hard part and many startups fail to market their product/service and sell it.
This workshop is designed to help you understand the importance of sales and marketing, and lay a solid foundation for revenue growth.
Co-founder, Opilio Labs Inc.
Founder & President, AddMirror Canada Limited
Professor, School of Marketing, Seneca Business
Elliott is Co-founder of Opilio Labs, a new company capitalizing on the growth and excitement around the Internet of Things. His passion for entrepreneurship and education allows him to split his time between helping organizations grow their people and revenue and developing our leaders of the future. Elliott is also a Professor in the School of Marketing at Seneca College focusing on Sales, Marketing and Entrepreneurship. He currently helps young entrepreneurs start and grow their new businesses as a Business Coach and Lead Mentor at HELIX, Seneca’s on campus business accelerator program.
Elliott founded and built a place-based media business, AddMirror, which has grown to include locations in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. He has over 10 years of experience working with Agencies and brands across Canada. Prior to founding AddMirror, Elliott held sales and sales leadership positions at leading technology companies including Microsoft, Dell and Sprint.
Elliott holds an MBA in Marketing from the Schulich School of Business and a BASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
Co Founder and CEO, Odyssey3D
Jimmy’s vision for Odyssey3D began from a trip to Israel to study technology entrepreneurship. Since graduating from the Schulich School of Business, He was the winner of Schulich’s 2016 Start-Up Day and has since brought his project to the market to launch the award winning real estate start up Odyssey3D.
Founder, Ohh Products
Brittany is the 23 year old founder of Ohh Products, a company that is on a mission to bring inclusive products to the snacking category.
Her quest began, when she noticed that there are a lack of products for individuals with food sensitivities. Being one of those individuals she decided to act on creating inclusive snacks.
Now as an adult, she has channeled her inner entrepreneur and placed her focus on providing healthy products for those with food sensitivities. Charlton’s company, Ohh Products, creates snacks that are allergen free, nutritious and tasty!
Entrepreneurs need to be able to pitch their startups: for face-to-face events, or a sales pitch to a prospective customer or a pitch to investors to access funding. Also, they need to do it effectively and successfully.
In this workshop, you will learn how to pitch your startup communicate its value proposition effectively.
Facilitator: Aiko Thurlow
Founder & CEO, InFounders
Aïko runs InFounders, a social organization that creates masterminds for entrepreneurs. She is also a startup mentor and the founder of Toolmuse, a tech startup. She previously worked as a consultant with Accenture as well as in banking, with a special focus on small businesses. Aïko has been active in the New York and Toronto startup space for the past 5 years. She is closely knit to the local startup community, lecturing at universities, speaking at meetups, and participating in the organization of events such as Propelify (one of the largest NY innovation events), Startup Weekends, and the Women Techmaker Conference.
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A basic challenge startup entrepreneurs often face is that they don’t really know how much to raise and what options to consider, when it comes to financing their startup.
This workshop will be focused on managing the financials for your startup. You will learn the various options for financing your startup and provide you with a practical guide for how to prepare your first (or next) round of financing for your startup.
Whether you’re an entrepreneurial person who someday could be seeking investment capital, or a startup founder or CEO of an early-stage company looking to raise funds, this workshop will provide you with the knowledge you need to succeed.
Chris Cory, Senior Analyst, Venture Lab
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