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Date and Time: Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm (dinner provided)
Venue: Courtesy: Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, 16th Floor, 1 First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Suite 1600, Toronto, Ontario M5X 1G5 (Google Maps)
Jad Yaghi, Co-Founder and CEO, Verold Inc.
Jeff Dennis, Entrepreneur in Residence at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Sunny Kumar, Sr. Manager Technology Commercialization, OCE
We have completed sessions on “Social Entrepreneurship Overview, is it for you?”, “Understand social systems, Intervention and develop your own theory of success for organization change”, “Discover your Calling and Learn what it takes to identify the opportunity”, “Business Model Canvas and Customer development”, “Value proposition , Customer Segment and Product Market fit”, “Structuring Your Venture to Maximize Value and Mitigate Risk”, “Cost structures and revenue streams under a start-up”, “How to Fund your social enterprise?” and “How to define social value proposition ,measure and track it-Impact assessment?”,”
This session is intended to be a refresher on the preparation process, elements and presentation deck and pitching. The objective is to facilitate and motivate participants to undertake the task of preparing, presenting the deck pitching. A few participants would present and practice pitches with feedback from experts for improvement and learning.
The presentations in the session would cover following:
* Information required and a logical process flow due diligence.
* Examples of best practice
* How to put together good presentation deck
* How to pitch to Investors.
* practice pitch with feedback
Sunny Kumar will unravel due diligence required to prepare, Jeff Dennis will talk on how to put together a good presentation deck and Jad Yaghi will talk on how to pitch the presentation deck to investors.
Jad is co-founder and CEO of Verold Inc. and winner of TiEQuest 2010.
Verold has received substantial amount of financing from a leading Canadian venture capital fund in a very difficult market environment. Jad helped take a tiny nugget of a concept – and then built it up, with the help of a great co-founder, into a fully functional company in the space of three years
A big believer in the power of a good story. Jad holds an MBA from Rotman School of Management and BE, Computer & Communications Engineering from American University of Beirut.
Jad holds an MBA from Rotman School of Management and BE, Computer & Communications Engineering from American University of Beirut.
Jeff Dennis is Fasken Martineau’s Entrepreneur in Residence. He is a lawyer, serial entrepreneur, best-selling author and public speaker. As Fasken’s EIR, he works with fast growth entrepreneurial companies assisting them with strategy and finance.
As a serial entrepreneur, Jeff has been involved in start-ups, acquisitions and financings for a variety of businesses in industries as varied as real estate, hospitality, film and television production, insurance, cosmetics, franchising, high technology, alternative energy, investment management, alternative energy, medical software and physician services, online auctions, incentive marketing and employee motivation.
Jeff co-founded the Toronto Chapter of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization, now called the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO). Through his association with EO and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, he co-authored his book, Lessons from the Edge, in which entrepreneurs share their worst mistakes in business and the lessons that they learned.
Jeff has become a sought after public speaker by entrepreneurial groups around the world. His most exotic audience was the EO chapter in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Jeff earned his undergraduate degree in economics at Brown University and his law degree at the University of Western Ontario. He is a graduate of both the “Birthing of Giants” executive education program at MIT and the Directors’ Education Program of the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto and was awarded his ICD.D certification
Dr. Sunny Kumar is an experienced business advisor recognized for engaging directly with early and growth stage technology companies and mentoring them to secure investment capital. Dr. Kumar is currently Senior Commercialization Manager at the Ontario Centres of Excellence.
Prior to his current roles, Dr. Kumar was with the Investment Accelerator Fund, an early stage venture capital fund. There, he analyzed over one hundred business plans, led all aspects of due diligence, and successfully recommended and executed five financial transactions in which several millions of dollars were deployed.
In addition to his several corporate accountabilities, Dr. Kumar is currently a member of the Board of Directors of The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE) Toronto, and Chair of TiE Institute. In these roles he continues to mentor early-mid stage technology companies as well as provides strategic guidance to the organization.
Dr. Kumar holds M.H.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in molecular biology from the University of Toronto and completed post-doctoral work in cancer biology from Harvard Medical School.