Thank You Justyna Sokolowski!
INcubes would like to take this time to thank our Creative Director for INcubes Demo Day, Justyna Sokolowski.
For booking information on Justyna, please visit her linkedIn.
(Above) 2.5: Jeff Walter and Marc-Paul Gauthier
(Above) 23 Press: Jeremy Wright and Terry Smith
(Above) Key Note Speaker: Bruce Croxon of Round 13 Capital and Dragon’s Den
(Above) Empower: Garin Kilpatrick
[IN]tensive Day 08 • [IN]take 01
As INtake 01 approaches completion, INcubes goes out with a BANG for the last INtensive Day of our first INtake.
Tim Ryan, founder and CEO of Vestiigo.com, spoke to our startups IN a talk titled “What You Should Be Spending Your Time On”. Being a successful entrepreneur, Tim was able to give sound advice on how to accomplish goals, and waste as little time as possible.
Freshbooks’ Saul Colt gave an exceptional talk, “Getting Noticed From the Start”. He INspired the audience by sharing many of his creative and non-traditional marketing methods that are sure to get a company noticed. His formula, make them think, laugh and/or cry, is one to remember.
Grant Ritchie, CEO of Locationary.com, a very successful startup, was our next mentor IN. Grant’s session, “Wining and Dining the INvestors you Want”, explained the blunt realities and struggles a startup experiences when working towards gaining capital. He provided specific and detailed tips on the resources and INvestors available to Toronto startups.
INoffice INformal INvestor Pitches continued this week, with a new panel of INvestors to give their opinions and suggestions. Daniel Klass from Klass Capital and Round 13 Capital’s Scott Pelton, listened to the INcubes startups’ pitch decks and offered valuable feedback for INcubes Demo Day, on February 28, 2012.
As an added treat, the following morning, the dedicated and always helpful Gerard Buckley, was IN to speak on “Accessing Capital From an Angel Network”, and to add some value to the startup pitch decks.
Thank you to all Mentors and INvestors who participated IN our very successful and very INformative INtensive Days!
[IN]tensive Day 03 - INtake 01
This week’s INtensive Day at [IN]cubes was successful at shifting the Startup’s focus from Biz Dev Planning and Qualifying to the beginning of the Product Dev portion of the INcubes 3 month curriculum. INcubes Mentors were [IN]office for group seminars and one on one INtensive Mentoring sessions with the founders from each of our 6 Startups.
We were pleased to have Gerard Buckley [IN] for his second Mentor Seminar. After leading Elevator pitch Practice, he gave a valuable talk on, Forming an Advisory Board. His sessions are always very informative and give our Startups much to think about in the future. @GerardBuckley
Gerard Buckley speaks to our startups about selecting the right advisory board.
INcubes had a drop[IN] from Councillor James Pasternak, Toronto, Ward 10 / York Centre in North York. He graciously gave his time to hear our Startups pitches, and discuss How The City of Toronto Supports Startup Culture, as well, a fascinating back and forth about Canada’s economic position in global technology markets and how Toronto City can encourage what’s happening here. We are honoured to learn that [IN]cubes is fast becoming a recognized hub in this vital effort to foster for Canadian Entreprenialship and our culture of INnovation. Thank you to Councillor James Pasternak for your offers of ongoing support. @JamesPasternak
Garin Kilpatrick of Empower Inc., presents his elevator pitch to Councillor James Pasternak and INcubes Business Development Mentor, A. Traviss Corry.
Councillor James Pasternak listens to Vincent Panepinto of Spently deliver his elevator pitch.
Adam Sadowski, an experienced and established Startup founder, was our secondMentor of the day. His talk, How To Avoid Classic Startup Mistakes, gave real life insight into issues that can and most likely will arise for INcubes Startup Founders. @AdamSadowski
Adam Sadowski shares his business experience and mistakes, and gives some great tips to the INcubes Startups.
INcubes Mentor, Juan Gonzalez brought his passion for global culture and his INcredible knowledge of technical architecture to an inspiring talk on INtersecting Technology + Culture. Juan followed the talk with a Q&A and then One-On-One Mentor Meetings with each of our Startup Founders. @GlobalCulture
Juan Ganzalez, providing our startups with some valuable lessons.
Thank you to all of our Mentors for another great INtensive Day!