Foundation: The Essentials of Entrepreneurship
Is entrepreneurship something that you do or is it something that you are? Kevin Kayden, the CEO of Wesbild and former CEO of Best Buy Canada, speaks about his philosophy of what it means to be an entrepreneur and how to adapt skill sets to different industries.
Glowbal: The Path of an Entrepreneur
Investors will choose to back a business often times for the person behind it rather than the business itself. Emad Yacoub, the CEO of Glowbal Group, and one of the most charismatic and inspiring people in the restaurant industry today, will be speaking about the story of starting his business with one restaurant and how it grew to the empire that it is today!
Strategy: Cutting Through the Idea Clutter
Do you have ideas, plans, or goals but find it challenging to put them in action? This workshop will help entrepreneurial-minded students with their strategic planning. Participants identify their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and learn how to use them to create strategies to reach their business vision and ultimately success.
Business Law: Useful Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
We all know that big corporations have a fuzzy relationship with the law, but what about startups? This workshop will offer an intimate discussion with the partner of a Vancouver boutique lawfirm on what it means to build a sustainable business model and common legal misconceptions regarding small businesses. Come ready with your questions and don’t miss out on this rare opportunity!
Finance: An Investment In Knowledge Pays the Best Interest
When starting your own business you will probably need some funding to get going, but where do you get it from? This finance workshop is designed to educate students on the subject of financing for startups. What kind of funding do you need? When do you get it? Where do you get it from? Which type of funding is best for your business? There is also a unique pitching challenge designed to show students how to approach and generate interest with investors.
Technology: Incorporating Tech
It seems like in today’s world everything has tech incorporated into it, but what does it mean if your company is only tech? This panel discusses the challenges and benefits of this unique business model and offers advice to students interested in becoming a part of the niche tech-entrepreneur community!
Marketing: Pose Your Brand
We all know Lululemon is famous for their stretchy pants and yoga mats, but what about the rest of their product line? Lululemon labs is the creative hub of all new lululemon products and services. Come find out how this Vancouver grown company keeps on growing in every possible way!