Founder Fundamentals is an 11-week workshop series brought to you by LaunchYU and Markham Small Business Centre (MSBC) designed to help you kickstart your entrepreneurial career.
About this Series:
Interested in building your entrepreneurial skills to launch your startup?
Whether you are a professional services company, brick and mortar or technology startup, the program aims to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to succeed. Spanning across topics such as Business Plan Writing, Bootstrapping, and Setting up a Shopify Store, this program provides a wide range of learning. The program also connects you with local resources for potential next steps as you progress in your entrepreneurial ventures.
Participants who attend at least 9 out of the 11 workshops will get a Certificate of Achievement, illustrating their dedication to learning about the essentials of launching a successful business.
About this Workshop:
Often times, one of the first questions you get asked as an entrepreneur is always, “Do you have a prototype?”. However, not all of us are developers and sometimes the idea of developing a prototype can be very daunting. So how do we build a prototype without coding anything and is it important?
Through this workshop, our speaker will provide a variety of platforms that enable individuals who do not know any code to develop a wireframe and prototype of their concept. He will also speak about the importance of a prototype and why you would need one.
Speaker: Ahmed Sagarwala, Digital Experience Manager, Future Skills Centre
Ahmed Raza Sagarwala (BTech, MDM) is a tech MacGyver that laces together hardware and software systems to create solutions. He has an in-depth understanding of how digital technologies function and integrate into our everyday lives. As a consultant, Ahmed assists organizations with their digital communications and workflows.
From 2016 to 2018, Ahmed was the Manager of Industry Relations of the Master of Digital Media graduate program. He is currently working at the Future Skills Centre as the Digital Experience Manager.
In 2015, Ahmed was the recipient of the Dennis Mock Graduate Scholarship. a graduate of Graphic Communications Management, and a graduate of Ryerson University's Master of Digital Media program. His graduate studies research focused on energy disaggregation, signal processing algorithms, and home automation. He teaches courses on digital literacy, online branding, design, development, and entrepreneurship. He also conducts seminars and workshops at VBEC (Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre, external link, opens in new window) on digital marketing and entrepreneurship.
Note: Participants should have some paper and a pen/cil available to participate.
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