Wondering how to go from an idea to a prototype?
This will be a session where you can learn how to build your first tangible prototype and access applied research support.
Who Should Attend
This workshop is most beneficial to early-stage entrepreneurs and changemakers.
Through this session you will:
- Discover the entrepreneurial process and the first steps to move an idea forward.
- Learn how to create your first prototype, access manufacturing research support, and work with manufacturers
- Clarify how to take advantage of available resources to turn ideas into tangible products.
John Lam | Entrepreneurship & Innovation Specialist, City of Mississauga
John Lam is the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Specialist for the City of Mississauga’s Economic Development Office, and more specifically, for the Mississauga Business Entrepreneur Centre. His role involves supporting innovative scale-up companies in Mississauga or those who wish to locate in Mississauga. His entrepreneurial experiences stem from starting two ventures, one promoting physical activity to youth through Ultimate Frisbee workshops and another connecting people to mental health resources through chatbot technology. John has also taught entrepreneurship courses as a teaching faculty member at Wilfrid Laurier University, and led start-up incubators at the University of Guelph, Wilfrid Laurier University, and Sheridan College. He studied Recreation, Business and Psychology in undergraduate, completed the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology (MBET) program from the University of Waterloo and is now working towards a PhD in Higher Education with a focus on entrepreneurship education from University of Toronto. Feel free to ask him about anything start-up related!