Limited Special Guest INvites for [IN]cubes Demo Day
[IN]credible Pitch Practice
INcubes Mentor and Angel INvestor, Mark Dowds rounded up his organization, Band Of Coders to watch the INcubes Startups Pitch Practice and provide unleashed cutting critiques. It was a real life Dragon’s Den situation.
Jeremy Wright and Terry Smith of 23 Press give their Pitch
2.5’s Jeff Walter takes the floor
INcubes Startup founders, who for many have had little experience pitching to such a distinguished audience, received valuable feedback on to communicate more effectively. Tough love was given, and was received very humbly by our Startups, who will surely apply this valuable criticism.
Mark Gelman, Anatoly Dobrovinsky and Anton Belov of Gossipz
Public speaking is difficult in any case, but imagine needing to explain something as sophisticated and complex as a tech business plan in under 5 minutes. Thank you Mark Dowds and Band Of Coders for this valuable night… as well as the wine, beers and cheers! @MarkDowds
[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!