MaRS Winter Intensive Program

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: DECEMBER 14

Please note: There are only 30 spaces in this program. The final application deadline is January 4, 2016. Should you apply before December 14 at 5:00 p.m. you will hear about your application status by December 18. If you apply after December 14, you will hear from the Entrepreneurship Education Team no later than January 8, 2016.

Entrepreneur Workshop

Winter Intensive Program

Get tools, peer feedback and mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs to help as you roll up your sleeves and develop strategic components for your business.

The intensive program runs weekly on Mondays (except for statutory holidays) , from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., from January 11 until May 9 2016. It is a great opportunity for highly motivated entrepreneurs to take their startup to the next level!

How to Apply  

Step 1: Click ‘Order Now’ and fill out the application by the deadline of January 4, 2016. A fee of $500 will be required from each participant.

Step 2: Should you apply before December 14 at 5:00 p.m. you will hear about your application status by December 18. Should you wish to apply after December 14, you will hear from the Entrepreneurship Education Team no later than January 8 Those who were not selected will have their deposits fully refunded.

Selection Criteria and Eligibility

To be eligible for the Winter Intensive program your venture must:

1. Be an early-stage technology based company that fits in one of the three sectors

  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Health
  • Cleantech

2. Be looking to deploy an innovative technology. To see how we define “innovate”, here are some examples of ventures we work with.

3. Not be a service provider (e.g. consultants, CROs, SR&ED agents)

Our selction criteria is determined by:

  1. Stage of venture
  2. Commitment of entrepreneurs
  3. Fit with MaRS mission
  4. Innovativeness of start-up

The workshop order is as follows:

  1. Starting Lean: Value Proposition
  2. Starting Lean: Business Model
  3. Finance Fundamentals
  4. Introduction to Leadership
  5. The MarCom Toolkit
  6. The B2B Sales Process
  7. Pitching to Investors

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Cost of Workshops

While the program is valued at $6,720, the fee for Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops – Winter Intensive Program is $500. It is open to all entrepreneurs with a specific project or business. As this intensive program is customized for entrepreneurs, we do not encourage consultants, teachers, advisors or coaches to attend.

All participants will need to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). For more information, please contact workshops@marsdd.com.

Can’t make it to the MaRS Winter Intensive Program? See if you can attend Altitude Accelerator’s Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops here.

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