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Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Time: 9:30am - 10:30am
Presenter: Carey Toane, Entrepreneurship Librarian, Gerstein Science Information Centre (carey.toane@utoronto.ca)

Orientation to campus resources for students with startups or interested in startups, including accelerators, courses and programs, library resources, commercialization, funding opportunities, and Toronto community resources.

You will leave with:

- knowledge of how the university supports student and faculty startups through space, training, and mentorship
- an understanding of campus accelerators, pitch competitions, and funding opportunities
- additional library workshops available to further support and boost your entrepreneurship journey
- a guide of where to go to find more information at U of T, around Toronto, and the broader startup ecosystem

When: April 30, 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Location: RBC Innovation Space, ONRamp, first floor, 100 College St
Instructor: Carey Toane, Entrepreneurship Librarian, Gerstein Science Information Centre (carey.toane@utoronto.ca)

Note: Workshops with four or fewer attendees will be canceled.  All workshop are free and registration is required. However, if you cannot attend a workshop, and fail to withdraw 48+ hours in advance, thereby preventing others on the waitlist from filling in your spot, your library account will be charged $10 per missed workshop.

Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Time: 10:45am - 11:45am
Presenter: Holly Inglis, Public Services Librarian, Milt Harris Library, Rotman School of Management (holly.inglis@rotman.utoronto.ca)

Students of all disciplines learn the types of documents available related to company, industry and market research. Includes an overview of public versus private companies, subscription resources, government sources of information, and evaluating sources found online.

You’ll learn how to:

- Develop skills to find and evaluate business information resources
- Comprehend the basics of market research and industry reports
- Practice finding relevant industry reports and company information
 

When: April 30, 11:00-12:00 p.m.
Location: RBC Innovation Space, ONRamp, first floor, 100 College St
Instructors: Holly Inglis, Public Services Librarian, Milt Harris Library, Rotman School of Management (holly.inglis@rotman.utoronto.ca)

Note: Workshops with four or fewer attendees will be canceled.  All workshop are free and registration is required. However, if you cannot attend a workshop, and fail to withdraw 48+ hours in advance, thereby preventing others on the waitlist from filling in your spot, your library account will be charged $10 per missed workshop.

Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Time: 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Presenter: Carey Toane, Entrepreneurship Librarian, carey.toane@utoronto.ca

Not all market research is created equal: what works for a large corporation isn't appropriate or feasible for a startup company. This workshop focuses on understanding your market and talking to your potential customers: by identifying their problems, you can turn them into opportunities. Adapting lean methodology and using free tools available online, the goal is to get the answers you're looking for as quickly and efficiently as possible. 

Participants will:
-learn about the customer discovery cycle methodology developed by Steve Blank
-discover practical strategies and tools to research your market with no product and no budget
-understand the different groups that make up your market and how to talk to them
-craft an effective interview script and avoid common mistakes when talking to customers
-understand the pros and cons of primary and secondary research methods to help decide next steps to take

Next session: April 30, 2019, 12:45-2:45 p.m.
Location: RBC Innovation Hub, ONRamp, first floor, 100 College St.
Instructor: Carey Toane, Entrepreneurship Librarian, carey.toane@utoronto.ca

Note: Workshops with four or fewer attendees will be canceled. All workshop are free and registration is required. However, if you cannot attend a workshop, and fail to withdraw 48+ hours in advance, thereby preventing others on the waitlist from filling in your spot, your library account will be charged $10 per missed workshop.

Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Find out what makes your technology unique and who else holds patents in your space. This basic DIY patent searching workshop includes an introduction to open web databases for patent searching, an overview of classification systems, and examples of prior art searches.

When: April 30, 3 - 5 p.m.
Location: RBC Innovation Hub, ONRamp, first floor, 100 College St
Instructor: Michelle Spence, Engineering and Computer Science Librarian, Engineering and Computer Science Library, michelle.spence@utoronto.ca

Note: Workshops with four or fewer attendees will be canceled.  All workshop are free and registration is required. However, if you cannot attend a workshop, and fail to withdraw 48+ hours in advance, thereby preventing others on the waitlist from filling in your spot, your library account will be charged $10 per missed workshop.

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