Get your idea off the ground for Small Business Week

October is Small Business Week across Canada. It’s a time when Canadians celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit that is the bedrock of our country’s economy. BDC, the Canadian bank most closely associated with entrepreneurism across Canada, has been promoting and celebrating Small Business Month for 40 years. In 2018, they underscore the reason for the celebration… Continue reading Get your idea off the ground for Small Business Week

Intellectual Property – IP: What’s In It For You?

Mr. Patrick Hofbauer from the Intellectual Property Office will be delivering the presentation Patrick has over 30 years of intellectual property (“IP”) law experience with clients ranging from individual entrepreneurs to multinational corporations. He has extensive experience in the filing and prosecution of mechanical, electro/mechanical and chemical patent applications, trademark applications, the preparation and negotiation… Continue reading Intellectual Property – IP: What’s In It For You?

Upcoming events at I-CUBE Business Accelerator

September Getting Started Events Startup – Student Talent Collision Night Want to join a startup? Need members for your new venture? Come out to I-CUBE and meet other like-minded students and innovative thinkers. If you are just getting started, or looking to sell your talents or ideas, this event is for you. Learn about our… Continue reading Upcoming events at I-CUBE Business Accelerator

Ontario Centres of Excellence: China Angels Mentorship Program (CAMP)

Having direct business ties to the Chinese marketplace is more important than ever for Ontario-based start-ups seeking an international presence. The China Angels Mentorship Program (CAMP), a joint initiative of Ontario Centres of Excellence and the China Canada Angels Alliance (CCAA), is a virtual incubation program designed to help start-ups prepare their businesses for the… Continue reading Ontario Centres of Excellence: China Angels Mentorship Program (CAMP)

Techna Rounds: What’s So Hot About Serial Medtech Entrepreneurs?

September 24, 2015 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm 100 College St, Banting Institute, Room 131 Developed from early findings of the ongoing Serial Medical Device Entrepreneurs Project, Scott Phillips will share statistics and behaviours that help define a Serial Medical Device Entrepreneur. Using primary and public data along with personal interviews with 100 self-proclaimed serial entrepreneurs, Scott provides… Continue reading Techna Rounds: What’s So Hot About Serial Medtech Entrepreneurs?

Webinar: Agile marketing in the age of the customer

Date: September 1, 2015 Time: 10:00 am PST Presenters: Scott Brinker, CTO of Ion Interactive and Chiefmartec.com Stewart Rogers, Director, Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Dave Lesué, Creative Director, Workfront Think about your creative, dynamic marketing team. Now, think about your process-driven, planning-centric IT department. What comes to mind? Oil and water? Chalk and cheese? Maybe, but it turns… Continue reading Webinar: Agile marketing in the age of the customer

Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO) Capital Access Advisory Program (Pre-CAAP)

The Pre-CAAP program supports companies that are interested in participation in the Capital Access Advisory Program (CAAPTM) offered by the Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO®).  CAAP operates downstream from existing entrepreneurship programs and targets the critical issue of access to capital at the “Series A” and later stages of venture financing.  Led by OBIO and… Continue reading Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO) Capital Access Advisory Program (Pre-CAAP)

Do I need a coach, a mentor or both?

By David Pasieka I had a young CEO approach me the other day with a question that had been puzzling for her for some time. “What is the difference between a Coach and a Mentor? Could I benefit from having Both?” As I promote my ability to be the Entrepreneur’s Entrepreneur providing both Coaching and… Continue reading Do I need a coach, a mentor or both?

Mentors- filling the experience gap

By David Pasieka Fresh out of school I started my career at one of the icons of Canadian business – Bell Canada. Included in the icon group were other national brands such as IBM, Xerox, Petro Canada and Imperial Oil. At the time, the world was still thinking about starting and finishing your working life… Continue reading Mentors- filling the experience gap