Upcoming ENTERPRISE TORONTO EVENTS

FEATURE EVENTS
Innovation Camp 2011 “Growing Green”
North York Civic Centre, Council Chamber
9 am – 4:30 pm
Tues., May 17
Learn how simple green strategies can attract more customers, increase sales and reduce your business costs!
Hear from and speak to successful business founders and CEOs. Learn about sustainable business strategies and practices and meet leading experts in financing, marketing and management. Find out how the government can help your business. Make valuable
business contacts.
View full program at http://bit.ly/eTk1EW. Admission is FREE but registration is required at www.enterprisetoronto.com or telephone at (416) 395-7416.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
ENTERPRISE TORONTO SEMINARS
MORNING SEMINAR SERIES (MAY)
10 – 11:30 a.m.
Topics include: The Power of Email and Social Media; How to Get the Attention of a Buyer in a BIG Company; Managing Your Cash Flow; How to Market Your Business in the Changing World of Media.
Learn the tools and resources you will need to forge ahead in your business various locations. Admission is FREE but registration is required at www.enterprisetoronto.com or telephone at (416) 395-7416.

Summer Company Program
Up to $3,000 for Student Entrepreneurs
Do you have a viable business idea? Would you like to pursue it, earn some extra cash and gain invaluable business experience during the summer? If so, the Summer Company is for you!
Enterprise Toronto in partnership with Ministry of Economic Development and Trade offers the Summer Company Program.
It is an excellent initiative for enterprising students aged 15-29 to start up and operate their own business. Awards up to $3,000 will be available to selected students. Deadline for application is May 9, 2011. For more information, please see www.ontario.ca/summercompany.

Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Estates of Sunnybrook
8 am – 11:30 am
May 4
Whether you are looking to start a business, identify funding opportunities or turn innovative ideas into opportunities, you’ll definitely benefit from this unique learning opportunity. Keynote Address: Reza Moridi, M.P.P., Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Research and Innovation.
Enterprise Toronto members will receive their ticket for $45 + HST. A light breakfast will be served. More info @
http://bit.ly/dOsnfg, register @ http://bit.ly/elcDqL

Startup Weekend Toronto 2.0 is here!
Burroughes Building
June 3 at 6 pm – June 5 at 8 pm
Startup Weekend is one of the leading catalysts for startup creation and entrepreneur education in the world. The program educates and inspires entrepreneurs and gives them the motiviation and networking they need to take the next step in creating a successful startup company. More info @ http://bit.ly/h5ZtB8, registration @ http://bit.ly/frD5ML.

Net Change
MaRS Discovery District
June 6-10
Net Change Week (NCW) is Canada’s premier event on social tech for social change. The weeklong series of events features training workshops, evening programming with guest speakers, lab sessions and plenty of opportunity for networking. Oh ya, and every year, we throw in an art show to boot. More info @ http://netchangeweek.ca/

JVS Toronto Centre for the Advancement of Business Literacy and Entrepreneurship
How to Start your Own Business – Building an Idea into a Success Enterprise
May 20, 27, June 3, 10
These Seminars will guide aspiring entrepreneurs through the process of starting a business from a basic idea and transforming it into a viable enterprise.
The fee also includes a personal financial assessment with a Financial Planner. The total cost for the 5 part program is $100.
To register for this program please call Allen Stern, 416-636-2481 ext. 217 or astern@jvstoronto.org.org

How to Start a Food Business
North York Civic Centre
5100 Yonge Street
(various dates)
If you are a chef or foodie, these valuable workshops are for you! Hosted by The City of Toronto’s Economic Development & Culture Division and delivered in partnership with the Enterprise Toronto.
Learn how to develop your products, develop your business plan, financing, branding your identity and utilizing the Web to source information. Admission is FREE but registration is mandatory. For registration please see, http://bit.ly/9MrSBT

BUSINESS NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES
Are you 18 – 34?
Need money to start your own business?
The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is the ‘go to’ place for youth entrepreneurship. As a national charity, they are dedicated to growing our nation’s economy one young entrepreneur at a time. They look at character not collateral, when providing youth, age 18-34, with pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring, to help them launch and sustain a
successful business. Enterprise Toronto is pleased to join the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) in becoming a new Community Partner aimed at encouraging local young entrepreneurs within the Scarborough community to start and build their own business by providing support and resources available to them. Contact Vikas Jain, Tel: 416-396-5243 or E-mail: jain@toronto.ca for
more information.

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