Workshop #1 – Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship 101
Oct. 31st, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, in-person @ FDA 3
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.
Workshop #2 - Introduction to Industry Analysis
Nov. 7th, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, in-person @ FDA 3
The learning objective of this workshop is to understand the fundamentals of the Design Thinking Methodology and how it promotes innovation.
Workshop #3 – Startup Law 101
Nov. 14th, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, in-person @ FDA 3
Led by a team of caseworkers from Compass Startup Legal Clinic, this workshop provides startup founders with a clear path through the legal landscape, offering insight on important considerations such as incorporation, governance, fundraising, and selecting the ideal legal structure.
Workshop #4 - Market Research and Analysis of Competition
Nov. 21st, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, in-person @ FDA 3
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 Dawn McKinnon will walk us through some of those resources using a new market research canvas tool.
Workshop #5 - Foundations of IP and Patent Searching
Nov. 28th, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, in-person @ FDA 3
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.
Workshop #6 –Customer Discovery
Dec. 5th, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, in-person @ FDA 3
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.