Entrepreneurship 101 – free courses by CIBC and MaRS

Interested in learning more about entrepreneurship? Looking to start a new venture? Look no further! Entrepreneurship 101 is a free, non-credit introductory course about entrepreneurship offered by MaRS. Over 29 weeks, Entrepreneurship 101 takes you through all the steps of building a successful business.

In this lecture, get a sense of the scope of the course and how it applies to your start-up. Future lecture topics include financing, business modelling, defining markets, hiring teams, protecting intellectual property and raising capital.

Part of CIBC Presents Entrepreneurship 101

Register on MaRS webpage

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STUDENTS & YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP – SUMMER COMPANY PROGRAM

Summer Company program run by Enterprise Toronto

The Summer Company program provides hands-on business training and mentoring – together with awards of up to $3,000 – to help enterprising young people, ages 15-29 (as of April 30, 2010) to start up and run their own summer business.

Summer Company is coordinated and delivered at the community level through the government’s Small Business Enterprise Centres by way of business mentoring groups. Business mentoring groups consist of volunteer business advisors from the local community.
Successful Students will receive:
An award of up to $1,500 will be given for start-up costs, and $1,500 award upon the successful completion of the Summer Company program;
a minimum of 12 hours of business training; and an opportunity to regularly meet with a local business mentoring group for support and advice on operating their summer business.

Product camp reminder

ProductCamp Toronto is fast approaching, on Sunday, October 4th at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, downtown Toronto (55 Dundas Street West, above BestBuy and Canadian Tire).

Registration and breakfast is at 9am.

It’s free to attend!

Here are a few links to give you more detail about what to expect:

– ProductCamp Toronto home page: http://www.productcamp.org/toronto/

– Schedule:  http://www.productcamp.org/toronto/event/

– Suggested Sessions: http://www.productcamp.org/toronto/sessions/

– Pre-registration site: http://pct2009prereg.eventbrite.com/

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ENTERPRISE TORONTO SMALL BUSINESS FORUM 2009

ENTERPRISE TORONTO
SMALL BUSINESS FORUM 2009
METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE
255 Front Street West, North Building, 100 Level
October 19, 2009 — 9am to 4:30pm

Small Business Forum 2009 brings together entrepreneurs and business development experts, all levels of government, and business product and service providers.

ADMISSION IS FREE BUT YOU MUST REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE

Free Entrepreneurship 101 Lecture Series starts at MaRS again

Interested in learning more about entrepreneurship? Looking to start a new venture? Wondering what can be done for your career during this recessionary climate? Look no further!  Sponsored by CIBC, MaRS offers a free, non-credit introductory course on entrepreneurship that introduces you to the nuts and bolts of building a business.

http://marsdd.com/mars/Events/Event-Calendar/Ent101

MIT Open Course Ware for Entrepreneurship in Innovation

Grants in digital media

If you are planning to develop an application in Flash and make it available for some mobile devices (e.g. cellphones, Blackberry), you might try and apply for this grant sponsored by Adobe:
http://www.openscreenproject.org/developers/get_started.html

There is also C3 Ontario program for postsecondary graduates in digital media (DATA members, OCAD and UOIT students):
http://c3ontario.com/documents/StartaBusiness_Program_Guidelines.pdf