Events

Oct
2
Thu
Startup Next Calgary
Oct 2 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 6 @ 11:00 pm

Startup Next is the #1 startup pre-accelerator in the world that has helped its graduates get accepted into top accelerators including Techstars, 500 Startups and many others. This mentor-driven program consists of 3 hour weekly (once a week) sessions for five weeks and an opportunity to gain access to post program value-adds like demo days, continued mentorship, and investor introductions. Application deadline is September 18, so hurry up!

Link: http://www.startupnext.co/calgary

Oct
23
Thu
Squamish Startup Weekend @ Quest University Canada
Oct 23 – Oct 25 all-day

We’re so excited to be running a Startup Weekend from October 24 – 26, 2014 on the breathtaking campus of Quest University Canada.

Join other entrepreneurs, judges, mentors and cheerleaders from Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton and other communities nearby to spend 52 hours together building promising new ventures and sharing our skills and experience.

Bring your team, and bring your ideas!

#squamishismyoffice

Oct
24
Fri
Lean Startup Machine Toronto (#LSMTO) @ HIGHLINE Toronto
Oct 24 – Oct 26 all-day

Lean Startup Machine (LSM) is an intensive educational workshop where entrepreneurs learn how to build what their customers want. Diverging from the product-centric hackathon model, LSM is validation-driven and guides you through the use and application of the Experiment Board (http://www.javelin.com/experiment-board.html) in your customer development. It’s a hackathon for business models.

By the end of the weekend workshop, participants will have a keen grasp of Lean in a very hands-on method, by truly living the #GetOutOfTheBuilding mentality.

The next installation of LSMTO will be held at HIGHLINE Toronto on October 24-26! No technical experience required to participate.

https://www.leanstartupmachine.com/cities/toronto

Squamish Startup Weekend
Oct 24 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 27 @ 12:00 am

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas and then it’s a frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders.

Price: $99

Link: http://squamish.startupweekend.org/

Oct
27
Mon
The Next 36 – 2015 Cohort Final Application Deadline
Oct 27 all-day

Final Deadline to apply to the 2015 Cohort of The Next 36 – Canada’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Initiative and earn an invitation to National Selection Weekend in mid-January.

Link: www.apply.thenext36.ca

#HIGHLINEtalks: “The Lean Brand” with Jeremiah Gardner & Brant Cooper
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Jeremiah Gardner and Brant Cooper will explore what a brand is, why the conventional model isn’t working, and introduce a new framework called, the Lean Brand Methodology based on their book, The Lean Brand. #HIGHLINEtalks is about supercharging your weekday afternoons with a themed talk, entrepreneurial minds, and lots of free coffee. Come to HIGHLINE for a dose of inspiration and return to your work refreshed and ready for some more hustle. [Note: the Toronto launch party for The Lean Brand will be occurring at TWG later in the day]

Price: Free

Link: http://www.meetup.com/HIGHLINEvc/events/214580582/

FounderFuel in Toronto @ One Eleven
Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm

Are you based in Toronto and considering applying for FounderFuel’s Spring 2015 cohort? Well you’re in luck! FounderFuel has partnered with One Eleven to come to Toronto and meet you!

On Monday, October 27th, we will be hosting an event at One Eleven where you’ll have the chance to hear a panel of founders discuss how they went from idea to reality. It’s not always easy to make the leap and there can be a lot of risks but there are also a lot of rewards.

The panelists are:

– Alkarim Nasser of BNotions

– Andrew Sider of Varage Sale

– Nikolai Bratkovski of OpenCare

– Joe Rideout of Relay

5:30PM – Doors Open (come have a beer on us!)
6:30PM – Fireside Chat between Sylvain Carle & Ali Zahid of Vanhawks
6:45PM – Panel Discussion

FounderFuel will also be hanging around at One Eleven all day Tuesday, October 28th. If you want to meet us, you can register for office hours here.

With the Spring 2015 applications just having opened, FounderFuel is actively seeking early stage companies who have an MVP and can spend the program achieving product/market fit. Be sure to attend the event, and apply for the Spring 2015 Cohort if you think this applies to you!

Startup Grind Montreal Hosts LP Maurice (BusBud)
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 27 @ 9:00 pm

LP Maurice is the CEO & co-founder of Busbud, a venture-backed e-commerce startup focused on intercity bus travel. Previously, LP worked in Silicon Valley at Yahoo, LinkedIn and Radar Networks (acquired) in product management, marketing and business development. LP is co-director of the Founder Institute in Montreal. He is also the co-founder of Entrepreneurs Anonymous group, co-founder and organizer of the Startup Open House event, and founder of non-profit project GeoDonation. LP mentors at FounderFuel, Startup Weekend, The Next 36 and Institut du Nouveau Monde.

Price: 10-30$

Link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-grind-montreal-hosts-louis-philippe-maurice-busbud-tickets-13358350185?aff=sd

#DevTO – “Social Recruiting” & “Fail to Succeed” @ TBD
Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 27 @ 8:30 pm

Two informative talks for the development community in Toronto

Price: Free

Link: http://www.meetup.com/DevTOEvents/events/211613642/

Founder Institute Information Session
Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 27 @ 8:30 pm

The Founder Institute is the world’s largest idea-stage accelerator. Join us for an informational event where you can meet local Directors and recent graduates, ask questions and learn how you can launch a startup in Toronto with help from top CEOs, experienced peers and a structured approach. What is it like to be in the Founder Institute? Who are some of the peers that you will be working with? Can the Institute help you build your dream company?

Price: Free

Link: http://fi.co/e/29611

The Lean Brand with Jeremiah Gardner and Brant Cooper
Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 27 @ 8:30 pm

Let’s be honest. It seems the more we talk about branding, the less we actually understand it. Ask a handful of people to define, brand, and you’ll get a handful of different answers. In this talk Jeremiah Gardner and Brant Cooper will explore what a brand is, why the conventional model isn’t working, and introduce a new framework called, the Lean Brand Methodology based on their book, The Lean Brand.

Doors open at 6pm. The talk will begin promptly at 6.30pm and there will be an opportunity to network over drinks and nibbles afterwards.

This is a free event but your RSVP is required. Please register using the link below.

Price: Free

Link: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-lean-brand-with-jeremiah-gardner-and-brant-cooper-tickets-13701297951

Are you interested in starting a mobile gaming company
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 27 @ 10:00 pm

Product Hunt is becoming a phenomenon in the tech world and the best destination for product discovery.  Join us for an epic evening at the first Product Hunt OTT community-driven meetup as we bring together an amazing community of product hunters, launchers, and investors. You’ll learn some awesome product tips, hear about cool startups and meet some talented people!Pitches this month: Tattoohero, The Core Wireless Speaker, travelabulous and closing note by the guys behind http://popkey.co, the most successful product listed on producthunt from Ottawa

Price: $0

Link: http://www.meetup.com/Interested-in-starting-a-mobile-gaming-company/events/213055042/