Here you can find the powerpoint slides from the 2019 Competition Seminars Series that have happened so far.

Assessing the Opportunity with Ralph Turfus

In this seminar Ralph explored the positioning statement and covered the following questions:

  • What is your go to market strategy?
  • What is your market opportunity?
  • Who are you as an entrepreneur?

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Startup Day 1

Introduction to Business Models and Pricing with Steven Forth and Karen Chiang

This seminar provides an introduction to business modes and pricing. Are you pricing your product or service appropriately for your market? This seminar will discuss how to choose the right pricing model for your venture.

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Product/Market Fit with Dave Thomas

This seminar will discuss how to get your business ready for the market. Topics include technology adoption models, “whole” solution offerings, and how to best position your product to your prospective customer base.

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Sales Fundamentals with Shannon Ward

Sales is the most critical business skill, but what if you’re not a “natural” sales person? Learn about the new fundamental skill set required for sales success in 2019 and how to sell powerfully using your authentic self.

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Financial Models with Sean Hodgins

Equip yourself with the tools and knowledge to align with strategic investors, raise capital, and grow your business. In this seminar, Sean Hodgins will discuss business modelling,opportunity analysis, and financial projections.

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The Business Case: What an Angel Really Wants

Looking to secure angel investment? Learn about the importance of making a business case and what angels are looking for. Mike Volker of VANTEC Angel Network and TIMIA capital shares tips and advice.

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Intellectual Property Workshop

Trade-marks and patents can be daunting for the first-time entrepreneur. Do you need to go through registration? In what jurisdictions and when? What are the rules around the elements of intellectual property in Canada and beyond? This presentation will give you the basics that you need to better investigate your options.

The seminar was led by lawyer Ling Wong and Trademark Agent Janine MacNeil of Fasken.

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