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Monday, September 24
 

1:00pm PDT

This is the hottest market ever to sell a technology company
Limited Capacity full
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In this workshop you will learn:  
- Why this is the best time to sell a technology company
- How to plan your exit for the best chance for success

Strategic Exits will show you how to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Bax

Jason Bax

Vice President, Strategic Exits
Jason completed his commerce degree in entrepreneurial management with a minor in Asian studies from Royal Roads University. He has represented brands like Dell, Nissan, Fisher Price, Hasbro, and Purina on TV; consulted for nearly 100 web startups; and has spoken to audiences on three... Read More →
avatar for David W. Rowat

David W. Rowat

Vice President, Strategic Exits
Dave has worked with over 60 high technology companies in roles spanning finance, M&A, operations, and strategic planning. Mr. Rowat has a Harvard MBA, Masters in Engineering from UBC and a Bachelors in Engineering from Waterloo. He has authored a comprehensive website on board governance... Read More →


Monday September 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Venture Labs - 11th floor #1100 - 555 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  Business, Workshop
 
Wednesday, September 26
 

4:00pm PDT

THE 4P’s of SELLING for Startups
Limited Capacity full
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2 hours - workshop focused on Sales for Startups As founder and CEO, you must maintain a core understanding of your company’s revenue generating operations. You must be able to “lead” the sales efforts. And you must ensure that your sales operations are working in alignment with all other departmental functions. Leading your company’s sales function requires you to learn the four essential aspects of a “sales-ready” program. We call it the 4P’s of Selling: Process – Design a sales process that minimizes cost and maximizes conversions. Pitch -- Test and finalize a value proposition that resonates with your target customers. People – Understand the timing and compensation for key hires in your sales team. Performance -- Set realistic sales goals aligned with your budget and revenue targets. Learn how to Identify and track key performance indicators.

Many new businesses fail to launch – or launch but fail to commercialize and scale – because an entrepreneurial mindset is not a skill that is understood by every founder that starts a new venture. Successful entrepreneurs must recognize how to test, break, refine, and retest a business idea to ensure customer fit and the appropriate market size. They must know how to lead and build an effective team and how to keep enough cash in the bank to keep the lights on until there is traction and self-generated funding from their own revenue.

The Global Startup School at Tamwood Careers is challenging the status quo. This new program has set out to redefine how entrepreneurship is taught in Canada with a goal of cultivating the next generation of business leaders. It's a unique program bridging the gap between traditional business school and accelerators. By creating an environment where students can take risks and fail, we can develop better prepared entrepreneurs that understand the journey involved to create a successful venture.

Speakers
avatar for Colin McWhinnie

Colin McWhinnie

Colin started Canada Start Up in 2005 to help entrepreneurs start a business the right way. He has worked with hundreds of startups since then, helping companies move from strategy to execution through practical, test-driven tactics. He has been a featured facilitator and business... Read More →
avatar for Chris Stairs

Chris Stairs

Chris has 15+ years experience in strategic marketing and operational start-ups, and has helped organizations position for market entry, streamline execution, push through financial ceilings, and build foundations to become best-in-field. An associate of CanadaStartUp.com, Chris supports... Read More →



Wednesday September 26, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Tamwood Careers #200 - 889 West Pender Street, Vancouver
 
Thursday, September 27
 

4:00pm PDT

Business Communications for Startups - How to present your business idea in 90 seconds.
Limited Capacity full
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If you have a business idea or a startup, you must be prepared to present your business to investors, clients, entrepreneurs. During the workshop, you will learn the top tips to develop the perfect pitch deck and select what information is relevant to share. Most startups fail to try to pitch their business solutions without paying attention to the audience needs.

2 hours workshop focused on Business Communication - Many new businesses fail to launch – or launch but fail to commercialize and scale – because an entrepreneurial mindset is not a skill that is understood by every founder that starts a new venture. Successful entrepreneurs must recognize how to test, break, refine, and retest a business idea to ensure customer fit and the appropriate market size. They must know how to lead and build an effective team and how to keep enough cash in the bank to keep the lights on until there is traction and self-generated funding from their own revenue. The Global Startup School at Tamwood Careers is challenging the status quo. This new program has set out to redefine how entrepreneurship is taught in Canada with a goal of cultivating the next generation of business leaders. It's a unique program bridging the gap between traditional business school and accelerators. By creating an environment where students can take risks and fail, we can develop better prepared entrepreneurs that understand the journey involved to create a successful venture.


Speakers
avatar for Paul Brassard

Paul Brassard

Volition Advisors
Paul Brassard - An almost 20 year veteran of entrepreneurship, Paul has immense experience in business development, growth and marketing strategy, and specializes in investor prep, pitch and presentation coaching.With a love for teaching, a passion for passing on knowledge and a desire... Read More →



Thursday September 27, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Tamwood Careers #200 - 889 West Pender Street, Vancouver
 
Friday, September 28
 

12:00pm PDT

Learn 10x Faster with Prototype Thinking
Limited Capacity full
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Learn how to build a product or service that fuels its own rapid awareness and adoption

The most important capability for your startup is the ability to learn:  Does your startup measure how effectively you learn? Prototype Thinking is an approach originally developed at Google X for categorically increasing the speed and volume of learning by 10x or more.  Using hundreds of rapid, low-cost prototype iterations and simulation-based experiments, Prototype Thinking teams ensure that they not only build a product right, but that they are building the right product. In this practical, hands-on workshop, participants will learn the method by applying it to a real idea or project, leaving with tangible immediate insights and a new toolkit going forward.

Speakers
avatar for Olivia Wong

Olivia Wong

Senior Partner, Prototype Thinking Labs
Olivia Wong is a Senior Partner at Prototype Thinking Labs, a unique agency that is reinventing product design & innovation to be as user-friendly to companies as we expect our own creations to be for consumers. Prototype Thinking Labs teaches teams to test 10x more ideas with 1/10th... Read More →



Friday September 28, 2018 12:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Conscious Labs

1:00pm PDT

How to Launch your Physical Product Development Startup
Limited Capacity filling up

No more "that was my idea, but..." moments.  Learn to bring your product ideas to life right now using these proven tools and techniques

Bring your physical product ideas to life trough proven Lean Startup methodologies and learn to bootstrap your product development startup with minimal seed capital This workshop is designed to assist you in succeeding through the “Seed” and “Early” Stages of launching your physical product startup and gaining enough traction to attract investors for the next funding stages if desired. This workshop will cover the following topics:
•    Product Ideation and Design through the Design Thinking Paradigm
•    Prototyping and rapid iteration during ideation
•    Intellectual Property, Private Labeling and IP Licensing
•    Launching a Startup, Company Structure/Legal/Finances
•    Manufacturing; Sourcing Domestic and/or International Manufacturers
•    Product Prototype and Sample analysis
•    Product Packaging and Design
•    Distribution (BtoB, BtoC, e-commerce, retail, retail vendor)
•    Amazon FBA Professional Seller and Amazon Optimization and Marketing Campaign Strategies
•    International and Domestic Shipping, Freight and Logistics Q and A

Speakers
avatar for Arash Sayed

Arash Sayed

CEO and Co-Founder, LuxeAvant Innovations
Arash Seyed, CEO and Co-founder of LuxeAvant Innovations shares the latest strategies, tools and techniques for launching a physical product development startup with minimal cost.   Arash Seyed has launched two product development startups and was recently featured on season 13 of... Read More →