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We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Using Your Entrepreneurial Toolkit

Overview:

This add-on builds on the Building Your Entrepreneurial Toolkit Certificate Program to provide participants with the resources and knowledge to succeed in the start-up world. A guest lecturer will orient participants to the large entrepreneurial ecosystem available in the region and the GTA and introduce them to the wide array of support and resources that exist to support entrepreneurs in Ontario. This add-on will also include 2 one-on-one sessions with experienced entrepreneurs / entrepreneurial service providers to help guide and advise the further development of the participant’s start-up idea. 

Registration for this add-on includes free registration in the Pitch Competition!

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*Registration for this offering is listed under Fall 2020 on the registration form.

 

Who should attend?

You may use the knowledge and skills developed through this workshop to prepare you for online job prospecting and network building, such as:

  • Building Your Entrepreneurial Toolkit registrants and certificate recipients;
  • aspiring entrepreneurs, specifically those in the ideation or validation stage;
  • employees responsible for creation and conceptualization of new products;
  • small business owners;
  • those looking to expand their business skill set.

What you'll learn

In this offering, you will learn:

  • about the start-up ecosystem
  • to become aware of the various funding opportunities that exist in Ontario 
  • how to create an actionable plan for the development of your start-up venture. 

Required elements

  • 2 hour guest lecture

    This workshop includes, but is not limited to:

    • Guest lecture
    • Group discussion
    • Topic/concept reflection
  • One-on-one sessions
    Each participant will have 2 one-on-one sessions with experienced entrepreneurs / entrepreneurial service providers to guide the development of a business model and actionable plan of the participant’s start-up idea.

Fall 2020 schedule:

Guest lecture
Date Monday, January 11th, 2021
Time 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST

*Schedule is subject to change.

One-on-one meetings

Two one-on-one sessions with experienced entrepreneurs / entrepreneurial service providers will be scheduled with each participant between Tuesday, January 12th and Friday, February 19th, 2021.

COVID-19 update: All Continuous Learning sessions are being offered online until further notice. Online participation instructions will be emailed to registered learners before the start on their courses/workshops. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

Completion of the Building Your Entrepreneurial Toolkit Certificate Program prior to the scheduled guest lecture for this add-on.

COVID-19 update: All Continuous Learning sessions are being offered online until further notice. Online participation instructions will be emailed to registered learners before the start on their courses/workshops. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

Online course delivery is a synchronous format. This means you must attend the virtual class at specified date and time.

Zoom will be used for online delivery of this program to support interaction and engagement.
Online learning requirements:
  • Computer with internet access
  • Stable internet or data connection
  • Microphone
  • Webcam
  • Audio device (examples: speakers, headphones/earbuds, headset)
Offering-specific requirements:
  • Gmail account
Note: A LinkedIn profile is considered an asset.

There are no additional materials required for this program. 

Mentors may recommend and/or share additional resources and materials as they see fit. 

$750 Cdn for the add-on* + HST

*includes registration for the Pitch Competition.

Registration is open!

You can register for this course through the secure online registration form. All course fees must be paid at the time of registration.

*Registration for this offering is listed under Fall 2020 on the registration form.

Those completing the Personal Branding (LinkedIn) workshop are subject the policies of Ontario Tech University and Continuous Learning. Ontario Tech policies can be found in the Policy library. Continuous Learning policies can be found in the Regulations section of the Continuous Learning website. Specifically, those completing the Personal Branding (LinkedIn) workshop are expected to adhere to the the General and Open enrolment regulations.

Building Your Entrepreneurial Toolkit Certificate Program

Completion of the Building Your Entrepreneurial Toolkit Certificate Program is required for admission to the Using Your Entrepreneurial Toolkit add-on.

Our mission is to build a community of experts, influencers, entrepreneurs and advisors to fuel innovative change and put more Canadian ventures on the map. That’s why we focus on cultivating top talent. We believe the creativity and diversity that’s within the walls at Ontario Tech University can accelerate the success of ventures in our community. From aggressive deadlines to the need to pivot and be agile, we understand the challenges organizations face and can help you overcome them.

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Pitch Competition

Registration for the Using Your Entrepreneurial Toolkit add-on gets you automatic registration to the Pitch Competition free of charge!

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Social Selling (LinkedIn)

Learn how to make social media work for you! This specialized 3-hour workshop focuses using social media to enhance sales through building meaningful connections with quintessential professionals. The knowledge gained will enable attendees to create optimized LinkedIn profiles, connect meaningfully with other professionals, and convert these connections into mutually beneficial business opportunities. 

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Personal Branding (LinkedIn)

Enhance your job prospecting, networking and social selling with an optimized LinkedIn presence! This specialized 1.5-hour workshop focuses on understanding your online presence and building your personal LinkedIn profile. The knowledge gained will assist attendees with their personal and specific LinkedIn needs. 

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 Registration Status
Fall 2020: Open!

Location
Ontario Tech University North campus location
2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa*

*All Continuous Learning sessions are being offered online until further notice. Online participation instructions will be emailed to registered learners before the start of their courses. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

 Date
January 11, 2021 and two appointments between Janurary 12 and February 19, 2021

Credential
Program completion

 Fees
$750 for the add-on* Cdn + HST

*Registration for the Pitch Competition is included with this fee.

Online Secure Registration

*Registration for this offering is listed under Fall 2020 on the registration form.

Contact Information: continuouslearning@ontariotechu.ca