Lean Startup Conference Livestream
Nov 17 & 18 – 12:30-3 pm:
The Lean Startup Conference is a gathering for entrepreneurs,
corporate innovators, and thought leaders from across sectors and structures,
featuring the best of the Lean Startup community.
Speakers include Alexander Osterwalder, lead author of the international
bestseller Business Model Generation, and Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup, among many others.
The Department of Computer Science Innovation Lab at U of T is an official simulcast partner for Toronto, and will stream the event from the Lab at Gerstein Science Information Centre on St. George Campus on Nov. 17 & 18, free of charge. The keynotes will be streamed live starting at 12:30 pm till around 3 pm, with selected breakout sessions happening later, TBA.
Whether you’re new to Lean Startup methods or have been putting these practices to use in your organization, this event promises to educate and inform. Come for a session or stay all afternoon! Get your tickets now.
To learn more, visit The Lean Startup Conference at http://leanstartup.co/ Read about the Lean Startup movement and principles: http://theleanstartup.com/book
View the schedule here (note: all times in PST – add 3 hours!)
Phase Next: Beyond the PrototypeJoin us November 25th from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. for an evening of networking and idea exchange as new and experienced entrepreneurs explore the path from prototype to commercial success.
Focussed on bringing together the University of Toronto’s entrepreneurial talent and developing important linkages for our entrepreneurs and faculty, this event will be valuable for individuals interested in taking their startup to the next level by connecting with:
- Entrepreneurial mentors and successful industry professionals;
- U of T’s best and brightest entrepreneurs; and
- University faculty and post-docs interested in converting their research into commercial products and services.
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Fields Institute Atrium
222 College St., Toronto
Cocktails and light fare will be served.
Phase Next is brought to you by the Banting & Best Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (BBCIE) and is made possible by the considerable contributions of our sponsors:
Mario Grech lecture on financials
DCSIL Information Sessions
CSC454/2527 & CSC490/2600
receives backing from
U.S. seed fund
ROSS Intelligence (left to right): Shuai Wang (iSchool), Jimoh Ovbiagele (computer science), Akash Venkat (iSchool), Pargles Dall'Oglio (computer science) and Andrew Arruda (University of Saskatchewan law graduate).
ROSS, a digital legal expert built on artificial intelligence power of IBM Watson, has received backing from
Y Combinator, a U.S. seed fund.
Read more at Tech Crunch
Read more at Y Combinator Posthaven blog
Business of Software
Fall 2015 / Winter 2016
Learn about the nature, structure, and dynamics of the contemporary software industry:
In the course, you will learn techniques and methodologies that will give you a distinct career advantage after graduation. It is designed to give you a true-to-life experience of the thought process behind successful business ventures, whether you plan on creating your own startup or working for an established employer. In either case, critical business analysis skills complement the computer science skills sought by the industry.
In fall 2015, the theme revolves around wearable devices such as the Pebble Watch and the Nymi Band and, more broadly, the Internet of Things.We’re partnering with Engineering Science to bring you expertise from all sides.
Entrepreneurship research information!
Research support: online and in-person:
Research support: online and in-person:
If you need more in-depth research support, I am available for consultations on specific topics.
Teams can come in as a group (max. 2 or 3 people at once)
or individually for help finding resources on a topic or building a search strategy.
Common questions include industry or company research, selecting the best source for a particular topic,
and help accessing or navigating a particular database.
If you have questions or would like to send a team my way, please don't hesitate to email me at email@example.com.
Startups we work with
“So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.”
Caterina Fake, Co-founder, Flickr
“Always deliver more than expected.”
Larry Page, Co-Founder, Google