Entrepreneurship

22Sep202112:00
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13:15
 Workshop #3 - Market Research and Analysis of Competition

This workshop will provide an overview of the different types of market research, how to analyze the competition, and the resources available at McGill to perform market research.

Classified as: McGill Engine Centre
28Sep202116:00
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18:00

Have you ever thought that Canadian universities can and should do more to support innovation? If so, you are not alone. This is part of the reason why McGill University is launching the McGill Innovation Fund (MIF), which aims to bridge the funding gap between discovery and implementation. The MIF will be the first of its kind at McGill and one of the largest university-based entrepreneurial funds in Canada.

29Sep202112:00
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13:15
 Workshop #4 – Foundations of IP and Patent Searching

This workshop will demystify and explain the various form of intellectual property (IP), namely, patents, industrial designs, copyright, trademarks, and trade secrets. We will then do some actual patent searching with our librarian April Colosimo using the DERWENT worldwide patent database.

 

Classified as: McGill Engine Centre
30Sep202114:30
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15:30

So you think you have the next big idea? You think you have what it takes? The McGill ecosystem has quietly produced a series of successful companies over the past years.

As we emerge from the pandemic, we will take this opportunity to celebrate some of those successes and the people behind them.

Bringing together a group of enterprising alumni/students, at various stages of growing their businesses, to discuss their challenges and successes, and identify some key takeaways to inspire the next generation of budding entrepreneurs.

Classified as: Homecoming, alumni, Desautels alumni, McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship, Marie Josée Lamothe, Samer Saab
1Oct202115:00
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16:00

Want to know more about the McGill Innovation Fund? Have questions about how to apply? Unsure which Tier of funding you should go for? Then sign up for an MIF Information Session! MIF team members will be on hand to respond to your questions and help you make sure that your application to the MIF is complete. Register for the session here.

Can't make it? Don't worry, there will be a 2nd session October 6, and regular virtual office hours will be held through October and November. 

6Oct202111:00
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12:00

Want to know more about the McGill Innovation Fund? Have questions about how to apply? Unsure which Tier of funding you should go for? Then sign up for an MIF Information Session! MIF team members will be on hand to respond to your questions and help you make sure that your application to the MIF is complete. Register for the session here.

6Oct202112:00
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13:15
 Workshop #5 – Customer Discovery

This workshop will provide an overview of the customer discovery process and then delve deeper into how to conduct customer interviews and how to iterate on your business model or lean canvas.

 

Classified as: McGill Engine Centre
18Oct202112:00
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14:00
 Investing and Taxation

Under what circumstances does an RRSP or a TFSA contribution make more sense? What are some of the most tax-efficient investments available? How is the RRSP tax refund calculated?

Classified as: SKILLSETS Graduate Workshops, teaching and learning services
10Nov202114:30
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16:00
Women in Project Management

Targeting Leadership skills as outlined in PMI®’s Talent Triangle, this workshop will help women advance their project management careers by making talent instead of gender the focus of their leadership style.

Learning Objectives:

In this workshop, students will:

Classified as: SKILLSETS Graduate Workshops, teaching and learning services
15Nov202112:00
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14:00
 Managing People

In this workshop, participants will learn basic principles to manage individual employees. Managing people involves identifying potential in employees, assigning tasks accordingly, supporting employees to develop to their full potential, and manage lack of performance.

Classified as: SKILLSETS Graduate Workshops, teaching and learning services
26Nov202112:00
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13:30
Entrepreneurship 101

Do you have a business idea but don’t know where to start? What are the key factors that lead to start-up success? This webinar will identify different resources available to start-ups, show you how to create a basic business plan, and highlight key documents that are important when setting up a new business.

Classified as: SKILLSETS Graduate Workshops, teaching and learning services, SKILLS21, SKILLS21 Collaboration, SKILLS21 Leadership
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