Learn @ Lunch

Learn @ Lunch Pre-Startup Skills

Workshop Topics & Schedule 

Our Learn @ Lunch workshop series on pre-startup skills provides a crash course in technological entrepreneurship & innovation.  Each workshop allows McGill student participants to receive CCR recognition under the personal and professional development section. You will learn how to select and use the design thinking and lean startup methodologies for enhancing innovation and discovering your customers. You will also learn about intellectual property, how to analyze competition, and the resources and tools available to you through the McGill libraries for patent searching and market research. Select one workshop or all, you decide which topic or topics are of interest!

Each workshop is offered remotely from 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm, once you register a zoom link will be emailed to you. 

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Workshop #1 – Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship 101

Jan.20th & Mar.9th

This workshop will provide an overview of what technological innovation is and what entrepreneurship is, as well an overview of the Entrepreneurial Mindset, the Lean Launchpad methodology, the Business Model Canvas and the Lean Canvas. 

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Workshop # 2 - Design Thinking Methodology

Jan.27th & Mar.16th

The learning objective of this workshop is to understand the fundamentals of the Design Thinking Methodology and how it promotes innovation.

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Workshop #3 - Market Research and Analysis of Competition 

Feb.3rd & Mar.23rd

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. Our market research librarian Amanda Wheatley will walk us through some of those resources using a new market research canvas tool. 

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Workshop #4 – Foundations of IP and Patent Searching

Feb.10th & Mar.30th

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. 

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Workshop #5 - Customer Discovery

Feb.17th & Apr.7th

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

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