Mar
25
5:30 pm17:30

Seth Rosenberg

"When to Take the Leap - Managing Risk & Reward"

Seth Rosenberg will speak about taking calculated risks - from
leaving Goldman Sachs to go to Facebook - when everyone
thought they wouldn't survive the shift to mobile - to separating
Messenger into its own app to leaving Facebook for the start-up
world. One of the biggest opportunities for young people is taking
advantage of mis-priced risk in business, careers and life.

Mar
25
4:30 pm16:30

Kelly Hoey

"Ready, Set, Take A Career Leap!"

Have you played it safe with your studies and career choices
—but dream about that idea that gets you excited? Are you
thinking about taking a courageous leap with your career, business,
or life? Kelly Hoey's empowering strategies will help you land
cleanly (and successfully!) on your feet. In 2009, Kelly Hoey
was 20 years into a solid career in law. This “nice girl” had already
gone from scenic sleepy Victoria, British Columbia to a fail-safe
legal jobs in Toronto and New York: as Lehman Brothers and the
economy collapsed, she was prepared to weather the economic
downturn in her cubicle. Instead, Kelly took the leap, and became
the change she wanted to see! Kelly took a gamble with her career,
left the law, and became an angel investor, board member, and
trusted advisor to hot tech startups. Within five years the press
deemed her everything from: “1 of 5 Women Changing the World
of VC/Entrepreneurship” to “100 Most Influential Tech Women On
Twitter” and “100 NYC Tech Influencers You Need To Know.”
In the span of just a few short years, Kelly went from “attorney”
to “influential investor and author.” Her strategies--including
developing her networks, cultivating diverse professional
relationships, and building a "Yes Me" Fund—will set you
up to successfully take the big leap of your dreams.

Mar
25
4:00 pm16:00

Sarah Segal

"What Does it take to Create a Sweet Brand?"

A personal story of the growth of SQUISH, a chain of
gummy-focused retail stores across Canada and North
America. The talk will cover both the personal experience of
growing businesses as a young entrepreneur and the
challenges of building a retail brand from scratch.

Mar
25
3:30 pm15:30

Isaac Souweine

"How to Build a Venture Backable Company"

Many founders dream of raising venture capital to fuel their
startup's growth. But not all startups are right for the VC
model, and those that are do best when they understand
how VCs think about investing. In this talk, Isaac Souweine,
Entrepreneur in Residence at Real Ventures, will share some
thoughts on what it means to be venture backable and how
to build a company that VCs will be interested in funding.

Mar
25
3:00 pm15:00

Nicholas Duvernois

"A PUR Entrepreneur"

Nicolas' story about entrepreneurship, talks about the passion
and perseverance it takes to be an entrepreneur. Nicolas wants
to humanize his success and stress that entrepreneurship
definitely isn't easy, but it is possible.

Mar
25
2:00 pm14:00

Cap Watkins

"Everything I Know"

Having been a Creative Writing major, Product Designer, Design
Manager, and now VP of Design, VP of IT and a Product Manager,
I wasn't totally sure what to talk about. So I'm going to talk about
everything! I've put together a list of the most important lessons
I've learned so far in my career (that hopefully you can find
applicable to your own, regardless of what stage you're at).

Mar
25
1:30 pm13:30

Start-up Garage Panel

Our session will cover: How to launch grow your startup as a student
(or young entrepreneur whichever you think sounds better).
Tips & tricks from Startup Garage’s top graduates. Moderator:
Nolan Beanlands, Program Manager Startup Garage Andre Richards,
Co-Founder & CTO MicroMetrics Lee Silverstone, Co-Founder & EVP
Strategic Partnerships, Gymtrack Candace Tierney, Founder & CEO,
Oat & Mill Andre Bellerive, Co-Founder & CEO, Spivo

Mar
25
12:30 pm12:30

Chris Barton

"The Shazam Story: Breaking the Sound Barrier"

Transforming Shazam from a concept into a viable commercial
service was far more difficult than expected. The founding
team of Shazam had to overcome several daunting hurdles
to bring this to reality. This story highlights how persistence is
the most important ingredient in entrepreneurial pursuits.

Mar
25
12:30 pm12:30

Trevor Kennedy

"Business Issues Surrounding Startups"

The talk will cover the important issues involving
incorporating a proper structure, various financing
avenues (including government assistance), importance
of cashflows, and the value of the team.

Mar
25
12:00 pm12:00

Alex Norman

"Tips and Tricks on Growing Your Business"

Four counter intuitive marketing/growth strategies to successfully
grow your start-up.

Mar
25
11:00 am11:00

Mike Smith

"Find Your Grind"

The story about how Mike started something from nothing,
and tips that young entrepreurs can use to start
their own nonprofits.

Mar
24
8:30 pm20:30

Brett Bartlett

"Happiness and Hangovers: The Power of Decision"

Joseph Campbell famously wrote that you wake up to the fact
that you are the hero of your life when you're tired of being the
victim of it. We are the product of the decisions we make from
whether or not we eat the red Smarties first to choosing the
university with which we spend the next 4 years. Hangovers
and Happiness is about the decisions we make, how we
make them, why we make them, and the implications on
happiness and success.

Mar
24
7:30 pm19:30

Brian Wong

"Cheat Codes on How to Get Ahead"

Have you ever noticed that there are certain people who seem to get ahead just a bit faster than everyone else?

Brian Wong is one of these people, having graduated from college by age 18, and raised $24 million in venture capital to start his own company before he turned 25, Wong has grown that company into a global mobile advertising giant in just 5 years.

His secret? The Cheat Code.

Wong will discuss his journey as an entrepreneur from the early days — six years ago — until today. He will discuss specific "cheat codes" of how to get ahead, the trials and tribulations of being a young entrepreneur and CEO, and what you can do today to make your tomorrow that much more successful.