Events

We host many different events throughout the month! The calendar below features events from organizations involved in the ONE Network Partners in Peel, including RIC Centre and the innovation community in Ontario.

Looking for more? Check out our blog for updates on other programs, events and opportunities from the Innovation and Entrepreneurship community in the Greater Toronto Area.

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Upcoming Events

October 2019

RIC Centre Investment Review Panel

October 16 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
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The RIC Centre Investment Review Panel is an invite-only panel composed of a group of finance and investor experts that meet on a bi-monthly basis to provide a targeted review of high potential client companies prior to external presentations to potential investors. This panel provides guidance to increase the investment success rate of RIC Centre startups. Companies receive targeted feedback around pitch presentation, financial model, valuation, etc. For more information, please contact your EIR at the RIC Centre. 

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RIC Centre Workshop on Capital Strategy

October 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
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Free

This Capital Strategy session will help you understand the various types of capital your business may require and identify sources of obtaining this capital. We examine the impact of bringing more owners into the business ("dilution"), key elements of creating more enterprise value and will explore the process and key terms of venture capital financing, convertible debt, and SAFE investments. By the end of the session, you will have a broad understanding of the various stages of the capital lifecycle…

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RIC Centre Pitching Workshop

October 29 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
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Free

The RIC Centre Pitching Workshop is designed to help startups understand how to create a powerful pitch presentation. Ideal Attendee: This workshop is for RIC Centre clients that have a validated value proposition and business model combined with a strong team and attractive market opportunity. Participants are expected to ensure that they have all the information required to create their pitch. Workshop Topics: - Effective communication - Creating powerful narratives - Principles of storytelling - Pitching principles - Effective slide…

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November 2019

RIC Centre Sales Workshop

November 7 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
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Free

The RIC Centre Sales Workshop is designed to help tech startups develop a sales process and start selling to customers. Ideal Attendee: This workshop is for RIC Centre clients who are ready to develop a sales process and start selling to customers. For participants that have sales experience, this workshop offers a focused refresher on sales fundamentals. Workshop Topics: - Sales Canvas Framework: Inbound and outbound sales calls - The sales funnel - Turning leads into prospects - Negotiation tactics…

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RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board

November 12 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
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The RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board is an invite-only panel that meets monthly to hear early stage clients pitch their startups to technology and business advisers. The purpose of this meeting is for experts from software, hardware, sales, marketing, and distribution channels to provide feedback and advisory on business model and go-to-market strategy. For more information, please contact your EIR at the RIC Centre. 

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RIC Centre Startup Bootcamp

November 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
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Join us for a one-day course that emphasizes smart business fundamentals to help kickstart your entrepreneurship journey on the right foot. You’ll get a mix of in-class learning, interactive discussion, networking opportunities and experiential exercises. The morning session will introduce you to business essentials like legal planning, IP strategy and finance essentials. The afternoon will walk you through a startup validation workshop that will inspire a customer-centric design mindset and leave you with tools to help you build products or…

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Driving Dreams 2019: Designing Smart Products

November 14 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

The final installment of the Driving Dreams 2019 workshop series is a demo day/investor showcase. More details to be announced!

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RIC Centre Workshop on Product Marketing

November 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
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Free

This workshop focuses on go-to-market strategies, including how to acquire, retain and grow your user base. Startup founders will learn how to setup a “Get-Keep-Grow funnel”, a “hooked funnel”, and 2BTesting/InTesting and Pass/Fail Funnel. Eligibility: This workshop is for RIC Centre clients who not only have a prototype/beta or Minimum Viable Product (MVP), but also have a team, some customer validation, and some traction. Event cost: Free for RIC Centre clients with $100 refundable deposit; deposit is returned once client…

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RIC Centre Pitching Workshop

November 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
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The RIC Centre Pitching Workshop is designed to help startups understand how to create a powerful pitch presentation. Ideal Attendee: This workshop is for RIC Centre clients that have a validated value proposition and business model combined with a strong team and attractive market opportunity. Participants are expected to ensure that they have all the information required to create their pitch. Workshop Topics: - Effective communication - Creating powerful narratives - Principles of storytelling - Pitching principles - Effective slide…

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RIC Centre Regional Alliance

November 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
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The RIC Centre Regional Alliance is an invite-only panel that meets bi-monthly to hear clients pitch their startup to business advisers and government funding experts. The goal of the Regional Alliance panel is to proactively champion successful technology commercialization by linking identified opportunities to committed resource providers (Federal, Provincial, Municipal, Industry, Investment, and Private Sector), and engaging their respective communities as functional incubators. For more information, please contact your EIR at the RIC Centre. 

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December 2019

Innovative Solutions Canada Info Session

December 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
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Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC) is a Government of Canada innovation program with over $140M to fund the scale-up and growth of Canadian small businesses. The program has two streams: The Challenge Stream targets early-stage innovations (technology readiness levels 1-4). Through this stream, Canadian innovators can compete on challenges issued by 20 participating departments and agencies. Innovators who apply can have their proofs of concept funded up to $150K. If the departments like what they see, the innovator could receive up…

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RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board

December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
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The RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board is an invite-only panel that meets monthly to hear early stage clients pitch their startups to technology and business advisers. The purpose of this meeting is for experts from software, hardware, sales, marketing, and distribution channels to provide feedback and advisory on business model and go-to-market strategy. For more information, please contact your EIR at the RIC Centre. 

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RIC Centre Investment Review Panel

December 11 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
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The RIC Centre Investment Review Panel is an invite-only panel composed of a group of finance and investor experts that meet on a bi-monthly basis to provide a targeted review of high potential client companies prior to external presentations to potential investors. This panel provides guidance to increase the investment success rate of RIC Centre startups. Companies receive targeted feedback around pitch presentation, financial model, valuation, etc. For more information, please contact your EIR at the RIC Centre. 

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RIC Centre Workshop on Building the Dream Team

December 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
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Free

In this session, startup founders will learn to build a balanced “search and learn” team that is driven by impact and metrics; a team that is accountable and constantly engaged with mentors and advisors for success. Some key learning points will be “CEO Scaling”, recruiting talent, and building a ‘connected company’. Eligibility: This workshop is for RIC Centre clients who not only have a prototype/beta or Minimum Viable Product (MVP), but also have some customer validation and some traction. Event…

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Startup Bootcamp

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Starting a new business can be confusing. Learn legal, financial, and funding basics with professional service provided to start your business.

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Entrepreneur's Toolkit

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Free hands-on group session that offers tools, mentoring, and peer feedback that are essential for businesses.

Expert Speaker Series

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Listen to various business-related talks to receive education training and ensure your company’s accelerated growth.