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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June 2019

RIC Centre Workshop on Building the Dream Team

June 18 @ 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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RIC Centre Investment Review Panel

June 19 @ 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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Driving Dreams 2019: Finding Product Market Fit in IoT

June 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Driving Dreams is a six-part workshop series that brings together key industry experts in IoT, Hardware and Product Development to help tech entrepreneurs who are beginning their commercialization journey. Competition, the rapid advance of technology, and other factors require significant research and investment to remain competitive. The fourth installment on June 20 will cover the most pressing topics around product market fit in the world of IoT. You'll have the chance to connect with our speakers who will cover topics like: -How to incentivize…

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July 2019

RIC Centre Workshop on Growth Strategy

July 16 @ 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

Making the decision to grow your business in new geographies, new verticals or new categories will be the focus for this Everest session. An evaluation method will be provided to determine if you are ready to move in a new direction, which opportunity will bring you the most benefits, and if your business model will scale in the new growth trajectory. Lead by our Growth Strategy expert, Jeff Chochinov, you will walk away with a strategy to approaching growth. Eligibility:…

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August 2019

RIC Centre Pitching Workshop

August 27 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
+ Google Map
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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September 2019

RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board

September 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
+ Google Map

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 Boot Camp

September 11 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
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startup bootcamp

RIC Centre’s Startup Boot Camp is an intensive one day event that connects early stage entrepreneurs with professional service providers to teach foundational legal, intellectual property, financial and funding basics that will provide a strong start to their business. We’ve forged strong partnerships with top tier organizations, such as Bereskin & Parr LLP, Pallett Valo LLP and BDO Canada LLP, who are committed to helping entrepreneurs and fostering innovation. AGENDA 8:30am – 8:45am              Continental Breakfast and Networking 8:45am – 8:50am   …

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RIC Centre Investment Readiness Training Workshop

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
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Note: This is a private, invite-only workshop for RIC Centre Incubator Tenants. Financial Literacy and Financial Modelling Workshop Powered by BDO Canada LLP’s Technology & Life Science Group For many start-up and growth-stage tech companies, there’s a lot to learn regarding the financial side of building and running a business. BDO’s Technology & Life Sciences Group will present a two-part course, for tech entrepreneurs who are looking to understand the financial parts of their business better, including how to build…

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RIC Centre Sales Workshop

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
+ Google Map
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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Driving Dreams 2019: Designing Smart Products

September 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
designing for excellence smart products

Driving Dreams is a six-part workshop series that brings together key industry experts in IoT, Hardware and Product Development to help tech entrepreneurs who are beginning their commercialization journey. The fifth installment on Sept 19 will cover the most pressing topics surrounding design for excellence when it comes to smart products. You'll have the chance to connect with our speakers who will cover topics like: Understanding the regulations for hardware products (signal, radiation, etc.) Software trends like sensor software and open source How to…

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RIC Centre Investment Readiness Training Workshop

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
+ Google Map

Note: This is a private, invite-only workshop for RIC Centre Incubator Tenants. Financial Literacy and Financial Modelling Workshop Powered by BDO Canada LLP’s Technology & Life Science Group For many start-up and growth-stage tech companies, there’s a lot to learn regarding the financial side of building and running a business. BDO’s Technology & Life Sciences Group will present a two-part course, for tech entrepreneurs who are looking to understand the financial parts of their business better, including how to build…

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RIC Centre Pitching Workshop

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
+ Google Map
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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RIC Centre Regional Alliance

September 26 @ 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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October 2019

RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board

October 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
+ Google Map

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

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
+ Google Map

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
+ Google Map
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
+ Google Map
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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map

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 Boot Camp

November 13 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
+ Google Map

RIC Centre’s Startup Boot Camp is an intensive one day event that connects early stage entrepreneurs with professional service providers to teach foundational legal, intellectual property, financial and funding basics that will provide a strong start to their business. We’ve forged strong partnerships with top tier organizations, such as Bereskin & Parr LLP, Pallett Valo LLP and BDO Canada LLP, who are committed to helping entrepreneurs and fostering innovation. AGENDA 8:30am – 8:45am              Continental Breakfast and Networking 8:45am – 8:50am   …

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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
+ Google Map
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
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map

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

RIC Centre Growing Your Business Seminar

December 5 @ 8:00 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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$20

The RIC Centre Growing Your Business Breakfast-with-the-Experts Seminar is an excellent way to network and gain valuable information from aspiring businesses, enterprise companies, service providers, and government organizations. During these seminars, three guest speakers including an academic, an industry specialist and an entrepreneur present their expert advice, followed by a panel discussion. The session ends with a lively networking period. For more information and registration, please contact info@riccentre.com.

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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
+ Google Map

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. 

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map

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. 

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map
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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