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Schulich Advisory Program
Schulich Student and Alumni Founders and Innovators can schedule concierge support or ongoing coaching sessions with our Entrepreneur in Residence (Cherry Rose Tan). Our Entrepreneur in Residence is joined in supporting our community by an active team of Schulich Alumni Volunteers (Entrepreneurs & Venture Capitalists) and our Executive Director, Chris Carder.
Inspired to support your journey towards a bright future
Schulich Entrepreneur in Residence,
Schulich Instructor – Social Entrepreneurship
Founder of #REALTALK
Executive Director of the Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Serial Entrepreneur & Angel Investor
The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp and Venture Competition (7-days, week of January 4th, 2021) features 100 pairs of inspired Indian Student Entrepreneurs (handpicked from over 17,000+ Indian colleges and 700 + universities), working with 150 + Schulich/York Students. Each venture team presents ideas across sectors of national importance for India and works with Canadian/Indian Mentor Pairs.
JANUARY 3RD 2022
JANUARY 10TH 2021
Opening Keynote from City of Toronto Mayor John Tory was complemented by incredible pitches, judges feedback, and inspiring words from Schulich School of Business and Startup India (Government of India).
Accelerate Newmarket is a FREE program for entrepreneurs available through a unique partnership between the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce, Treefrog Inc. and Schulich School of Business – York University.
The program features a 5-week virtual accelerator (Treefrog Accelerator) with Mentorship from Schulich Instructors/Trainers, the opportunity to apply for a Mini-MBA with Schulich Executive Education Centre and additional benefits offered from the Chamber, YSpace and #REALTALK.
Schulich Business Excellence Academy and Schulich Startups
Speakers at SBEA 2021
Schulich Startups and The Schulich Business Excellence Academy co-hosted an intensive entreprenurial bootcamp from August 3rd to August 6th 2021 – designed for Black Identifying and Indigenous Identifying Ontario high school students.
The Schulich Business Excellence Academy is a business education and mentorship program supporting 60 Black and Indigenous Ontario high school students. The sessions will be virtual and consist of a combination of guest speaker lectures, activities, and material overview. This initiative will launch in the Summer 2021 term and will run Monday to Thursday evenings for four weeks in July during after-work hours.
Schulich Instructor Ushnish Sengupta
Schulich Staff Member Michelle Hughes
Schulich undergraduate students:
- Rebecca Jodhan (BBA ’21),
– Brittany Rossi (BBA ’21),
- Joy Zhang (BBA ’21)
– Kim Tram (BBA ’21)
About Venture Catalyst Program
The Venture Catalyst program at YSpace supports early stage technology based ventures to refine their innovative concepts and validate the business opportunity. Founders will engage in a FREE 6-week training and mentorship program to help validate their startup idea and bring a proof-of-concept to life. Founders will have unique access to interactive online workshops, expert mentorship, peer support, and startup resources needed to cultivate your ideas into a successful business.
The program is designed to help you go from concept validation to launching a Minimum Viable Prototype (MVP). You will be increasing your knowledge base through weekly interactive online workshops facilitated by startup experts. Ventures will also engage in developing company goals, hold biweekly check-ins with the program mentors, and weekly founder led peer support sessions. The program’s ultimate goal is to help you understand and actively execute the foundational components of launching your startup over the 6-weeks.
About Founder Fundamentals
Founder Fundamentals is an 12-week virtual workshop series designed to help you kickstart your entrepreneurial career.
Interested in building your entrepreneurial skills to launch your startup?
YSpace, York University’s entrepreneurship hub, is partnering with the Markham Small Business Centre (MSBC) to host a 12-week virtual educational program called Founders Fundamentals. The workshop series is designed to help participants gain the basic skills and understanding necessary to start a business. The ultimate goal is to provide participants with an educational platform, while connecting them with local resources for potential next steps as they progress in their entrepreneurial ventures. This special “ELLA Edition” of Founder Fundamentals is held in collaboration with ELLA, York University’s community for women entrepreneurs, and will feature women facilitators with workshops designed to support our diverse community of aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs.
Workshops will be held Tuesdays, 6pm-8pm EST, and will begin on September 14th and end on November 30, 2021.
Individuals who attend at least 9 out of the 11 workshops will receive an Innovation York Certificate of Completion, illustrating their dedication to learning about the essentials of launching a successful business.
Register here: https://yspace.yorku.ca/events/
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