Fall 2018 Sessions
Led By: Dr. Jessica Langer
You’ve got an incredibly innovative product, a brand-new business model, or a totally novel methodology. You’re ready to make a splash. To turn the world upside down. To disrupt.
That part, you’ve figured out. Now how do you get people to care?
This session, run by Dr. Jessica Langer of the Centennial College Honours Bachelor of Public Relations Management (and of her own bit of viral Ryerson fame), will give you the basic tools to tell your startup’s story in public and get you noticed by the right people, for the right reasons.
November 15, 2018
Legal Fundamentals for Entrepreneurs
Led by: Darielle Teitelbaum
This session is a deep dive in learning the tools for legal protection that will set you up for success! The focus will be on understanding corporate structures, choosing how to hire staff, and learning the basics of intellectual property. We will also break down the elements of contracts and educate you on how to navigate legal protection in the online sphere and creative industries.
November 21, 2018
The Inside Game: 9 Entrepreneurial Obstacles and how to overcome them
Led by Carol Roberts
Creating ‘Something’ out of ‘Nothing’ takes creativity, guts, courage, brilliance, sheer audaciousness and lots of hard work. An Entrepreneur can have the greatest business idea and the most airtight Business Plan but if their ‘inside mental game’ is not rock solid things can fall apart quickly. This Lecture Series takes a look at 9 of the most common obstacles that Entrepreneurs encounter and we’ll show you how to overcome them.
We’ll look at: Fear, The “Impostor Syndrome”, Procrastination, Being Stuck, Feast or Famine – Dealing with the fluctuations in income , Silencing your ‘Inner Critic’ The ‘Disease to Please’, Forgetting your ‘Why’, The Secret Fear of Success
November 27, 2018
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.
OPEN TO STUDENTS AND THE PUBLIC, STARTUP SCHOOL IS A ZONE LEARNING INITIATIVE AT RYERSON UNIVERSITY.