February 18, 2016

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Canadian Financing Landscape

Led by Jeff Dennis (LL.B, ICD.D), Lawyer and serial entrepreneur

Finding money can be tough! Learn about how to find government grants, friends and family, angel investment, venture capital and public venture capital financing.

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Mindfulness Meditation for the Entrepreneurial Mindset 

Led by David Schlanger

What are the benefits of a mindfulness meditation practice for entrepreneurs? How can a mindfulness meditation practice enhance awareness, resiliency, creativity, critical thinking, and competitive advantage? How can you successfully incorporate a proper mindfulness meditation practice into your busy lifestyle? Join David Schlanger, a 40+ year award winning professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at Ryerson University, in an experiential seminar on the scientific underpinnings and practice of mindfulness meditation.

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How Not to Kill Your Co-Founders: Strategies and Tools for Successful Teamwork

Led by: Lillian Blume

You have a great product. You have smart, committed people. You have enough funds. But your company is struggling and your team is not aligned. What’s going on? This session will give you the tools to analyze and solve team problems. Come alone or, better yet, bring your team.

Entrepreneurial Ethics 

Led by: Ann Duhlanty

Startup entrepreneurs, particularly those with a business founded on innovative technology or business methods, face special challenges with the potential reach of their products into ethically untested areas, as new technologies are often ahead of existing laws. In addition, entrepreneurs are faced with the challenge of doing as much as they can with as few resources as possible, which puts additional pressures on them that may result in ethical or moral dilemmas.

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Opportunity Evaluation

Led by Tarek Sadek

How do you know your idea is worth pursuing? Learn how professional investors evaluate ideas and how to reevaluate your own for value, uniqueness and validity.

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Public Speaking for Entrepreneurs

Led by: Mo Waja, Founder and CEO of Present Impact

Throughout your career the need to pitch and connect clients with your business remains constant. In this session we will discuss how to communicate your idea and your business clearly and confidently across a number of audiences and real world scenarios. Participants will leave with four different templates designed to help increase the confidence and clarity of their pitch and/or delivery.

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OPEN TO STUDENTS AND THE PUBLIC, STARTUP SCHOOL IS A ZONE LEARNING INITIATIVE AT RYERSON UNIVERSITY.