Entrepreneurship 101 is MaRS’s flagship free weekly lecture series featuring key topics related to starting a successful business, aimed at social innovators, technology and life sciences researchers and trainees. Topics include funding your business, marketing, recruiting, intellectual property and more. Join us at iF for an informal viewing over coffee, no registration required.
We believe in the power of learning from entrepreneurs to help you succeed. “Lived It Lectures” offer unparalleled access to successful entrepreneurs to hear first-hand and ask questions about the experience of building an innovative startup from founders who have seen it and done it.
Wattpad is the world’s largest community for discovering and sharing stories. With thousands of new stories added every day, it is the only place that offers a truly social, and entirely mobile reading experience for free. Wattpad serves over 15 million people a month and with over 20 million stories uploaded. Come and hear Allen tell the Wattpad story.
Allen Lau Co-founder & CEO Wattpad
With years of experience building successful mobile tech companies, Allen first started prototyping a mobile eReading app in 2002 on an old grey-scale Java phone that could only display 5 lines of text. He wanted to solve a problem he was facing – how to read while on the go. So for the past 10 years Allen has been exploring the power of mobile/social collaboration, online communities, and user-generated content. Allen is now leading a team that’s building a new reading experience on the web and across every mobile device.