Engineering Entrepreneurship Series

Have you ever thought of starting your own company, but wondered where to begin? Do you have a great idea but don’t know how to get funding? We engineers often make great entrepreneurs and many do well in business—more than 25 per cent of all Canadian CEOs are engineers. U of T Engineering strives to foster a “culture of entrepreneurism”—to build the idea that making a company happen is just what people do! The goal of this series is to have real entrepreneurs come in and tell the stories of their companies and share their experiences—we invite recent graduates as well as a variety of veteran entrepreneurs for you to learn from. We believe if you hear these stories you may be inspired to start your own company.

These one-hour talks begin at 5 p.m., and are often held in room 1105 of the Sandford Fleming Building, 10 King’s College Road, University of Toronto. The talks are followed by an informal dinner with the speaker. You do not need to RSVP to attend the talk, but RSVPs are required to attend dinner. RSVP for a dinner now, or email Jessica MacInnis for more information.

Yuri Sagalov.
Xavier Snelgrove.Shums-Kassam. James Bateman.
Yuri Sagalov
'From Toronto to San Francisco'
Sept. 15, 2016, 5-6 p.m.
Sandford Fleming, room 1105
Xavier Snelgrove
'Whirlscape, from U of T to Real Company'
Sept. 28, 2016, 5-6 p.m.
Sandford Fleming, room 1105
Shums Kassam
'A small startup getting acquired by Kik'
Oct. 20, 2016, 5-6 p.m.
Sandford Fleming, room 1105
James Bateman
'Bachelors, Masters, PhD, Start-ups, and the birth of MedChart'
Oct. 27, 2016, 5-6 p.m.
Sandford Fleming, room 1105
Danish YusufChakameh-ShafiiDennis-Bennie
Danish Yusuf
'Never check the boxes, focus on re-drawing the lines'
Nov. 9, 2016, 5-6 p.m.
Sandford Fleming, room 1105
Chakameh Shafii
'Engineer to Social Entrepreneur'
Feb. 16, 2017, 5-6 p.m.
Sandford Fleming, room 1105
Dennis Bennie
'Serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist: prospectives from both sides of the fence'
Mar. 9, 2017, 5-6 p.m.
Sandford Fleming, room 1105

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