TiE Institute is now accepting applications for 2014-15

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TiE Institute is now accepting applications for 2014-15TiE Social Entrepreneurship education program, TiESep – starting September 2014Learn to lead Social Change through EntrepreneurshipIf you are passionate about tech or non tech entrepreneurial solutions for change; have the enthusiasm and commitment ; For weekly evening downtown Toronto sessions or live webcast  starting September. To apply for Module1 of the  program.Click here to complete application survey More information can be found on the TiE Institute Information Brochure 2014-15 You may pursue solutions in education, employment, poverty, water, sanitation, clean/ alternate energy, shelter, infrastructure, food, nutrition, communication, assistive technology, environment health and much more.This program is for you if you are a change agent, an entrepreneur, technology founder, student or young professional with a vision for social change and you feel inspired to use your talents to start up and launch or grow your venture   Enrolment for…

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TiE Institute is now accepting applications for 2014-15

TiE Institute is now accepting applications for 2014-15

TiE Institute is now accepting applications for 2014-15 TiE Social Entrepreneurship education program, TiESep – starting September 2014 Learn to lead Social Change through Entrepreneurship If you are passionate about tech or non tech entrepreneurial solutions for change; have the enthusiasm and commitment ;  For weekly evening downtown Toronto sessions or live webcast  starting September. To apply for Module1 of the  program.Click here to complete application survey More information can be found on the TiE Institute Information Brochure 2014-15  You may pursue solutions in education, employment, poverty, water, sanitation, clean/ alternate energy, shelter, infrastructure, food, nutrition, communication, assistive technology, environment health and much more. This program is for you if you are a change agent, an entrepreneur, technology founder, student or young professional with a vision for social change and you feel inspired to use your talents to start up and launch or grow your venture    Enrolment for the program begins in June 2014; the sessions, workshops and “boot camps” will run from September 2014 to April 2015. TSEP will be offered in 3 modules providing exposure, exploration and experiential learning as described below. There will be no charge from Youth (below 29y), Women, New Canadians (less than 2 years) and TiE members for all sessions of in-person program of Module1. For an introductory period only, there will be no charge from all others for first three in-person sessions starting September.   Module1, (Sept-Nov, 2014, In person downtown weekly evening sessions, also webcast Live) A series of lectures and workshops focused on understanding the concept of social entrepreneurship, developing fundamental skills for the development and implementation of an entrepreneurial initiative with concrete social utility objectives and developing reliable measurement matrix for social utility and impact.  Module2: (January 2014) Experiential Boot Camp-1, TiESep  weekend: An intense, hands-on, team-oriented and thoughtfully mentored weekend program during which participants will work together to build and pitch strategies for an originally and collaboratively hatched idea pitched to panel. Module3 (February-April 2014) Experiential Boot Camp-2; TiESep Launch Pad Teams will evolve an enterprise idea, scope out target markets, design and execute an idea validation process and map out a market entry plan. Participants will enjoy extensive mentoring, learn to develop and present business concepts and develop a persuasion sequence for judges and investors.Teams can also participate in TiEQuest business venture competition   For more information visit.  TiE Institute Information Brochure 2014-15 Lalit Guglani Program Director http://www.tieinstitute.org     

TiE Institute is now accepting applications for 2014-15

Are you a team working on an innovative change idea and want to perfect your business model and go to market strategy? want to build a sustainable enterprise? TiE Lean Launchpad Application

TiE Lean Launchpad program-Toronto

                                                            (10 Weeks-February -April, 2014)

Experiential program  to build your own startup company that maximizes customer value while minimizing wasted effort 

Improve chance of success by yourself discovering and learning more quickly what works and discard what doesn’t.

Calling teams of at least two people with an idea with a passion  to create your venture preferably with double and triple bottom line 

Applications are now open for the first Lean Launchpad  program of TiE Institute click Here

Selected teams will evolve their enterprise idea, scope out target markets, design and execute an idea validation process and map out a market entry plan using customer discovery process. The program will comprise of activities involving extensive field work, mentoring and facilitation culminating in presentation to investors.

While we welcome first-time entrepreneurs, ideally we are looking to find entrepreneur teams with an initial idea and commitment to working on their venture, they could already have begun working  but not yet ready for investment. Participants will enjoy extensive mentoring, learn to develop and present business concepts and develop a persuasion sequence for judges and investors.

This program is for you if you are entrepreneur, change maker, tech founder, student or young professional with a vision for change and you feel inspired to use your talents to start up and launch your venture with double or triple bottom line. You may pursue tech and non tech solutions in education, employment, poverty, water, sanitation, clean/ alternate energy, shelter, infrastructure, food, nutrition, communication, assistive technology, environment,  health, med tech and much more.

The program is based on the Lean Launchpad Program delivered at Stanford, Berkeley, Columbia, and Caltech. It has been adopted by the National Science Foundation in the US. It is developed by US entrepreneur Steve Blank and emphasizing experiential learning through a flipped classroom and immediate feedback as a way to engage teams with real world entrepreneurship. It uses the customer development process and the business model canvas to collapse the infinite possibilities of a start-up into a solvable problem.

The program continuously tests business model hypotheses as teams’ progress through the business model canvas, adjusting their assumptions based on feedback Teams learn by proposing and immediately testing hypotheses. They get out of the building and talk to customers, partners, and competitors and encounter the chaos and uncertainty of commercializing innovations and creating new ventures.

TiE will also connect select entrepreneur teams with a wide variety of sources of funding that can fuel and accelerate the development of their enterprises.

For your convenience here is a link to the  TiE Launchpad brochure click Here

The weekly sessions will be held downtown Toronto in the evening .

Application Process

There is one application per team to be completed by the Team Leader on behalf of his/her team.

The application consists of 3 parts – ALL need to be completed in order for your application to be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered for acceptance  into the program.

Part I – Complete the Applicant Information

Part II – Complete the Venture Information

Part III – Complete the Lean Canvas document and submit the document where indicated

To apply for this program, please complete your application click Here

For more information on TiE Institute  www.tieinstitute.org

For more information on TiE Institute,  please visit www.tieinstitute.org

We would also request you to share this with your outreach and anyone interested in becoming an entrepreneur to your social media network.

Best Regards,

 Sunny Kumar                           Lalit Guglani

 Chair TiE Institute          Program Director, TiE Institute

 

Are you a team working on an innovative change idea and want to perfect your business model and go to market strategy? want to build a sustainable enterprise? TiE Lean Launchpad Application

Providing Opportunities for Young Entrepreneurs Ontario Expanding Summer Company Program under Youth Jobs Strategy

Ontario is helping more young people start their own companies and create jobs by expanding the Summer Company program.

November 22, 2013 8:00 a.m. – Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment
The province is increasing the number of program spaces available to youth entrepreneurs to provide 850 young people with mentorship, training and grants of up to $3,000. This assistance will help Ontario students start and run their own summer businesses. The program opens for applications today and youth can apply online.
Summer Company is part of the Youth Jobs Strategy, which is creating 30,000 more job opportunities for young people across the province. Helping young people of all abilities and backgrounds succeed in the workforce is part of the Ontario government”s economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.
QUOTES
” Ontario is committed to helping our young people put their skills, talents and tremendous energy to work for Ontario’s economy. Through Summer Company, students can start their own companies, create jobs and build tomorrow’s Ontario – at the same time that they are completing their education and enhancing their skills.”
Dr. Eric Hoskins
Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Employment
” Having the ability to run my own business has given me the knowledge and confidence that entrepreneurship is a possible career choice down the road.”
– Andrea McIntosh
Red Chickadee Henna
QUICK FACTS
• Under the Youth Jobs Strategy, Ontario is raising the number of Summer Company spaces from 661 in 2013 to 850 in 2014.
• Ontario is investing $295 million over two years in the Youth Jobs Strategy.
• The Youth Jobs Strategy was announced in the 2013 Budget and developed with input from the Premier’s Council on Youth Opportunities and roundtable discussions in communities across Ontario.
Providing Opportunities for Young Entrepreneurs Ontario Expanding Summer Company Program under Youth Jobs Strategy

TiESep: Dec 5, 2013 – Prepare, Practice and Pitch your Venture to Investors

Learn how to Prepare, Present and Pitch your Venture to Investors

Also learn from practice pitches and feedback

Topic: How to Prepare, Present and Pitch your Venture to Investors
The elements and process of preparing for due diligence
How to prepare a presentation deck
Learn from the experience of a winner about how to pitch a deck.
Learn from expert feedback on few pitches by participants.

Registration: Registration is Mandatory

For in-person registration – Register for Dec 5th

For webcast registrations – Register for Webcast Dec 5th

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)

Speaker(s)
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

Session Overview:

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.

Speakers bio

Jad Yaghi
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
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

Sunny Kumar
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.

 

TiESep: Dec 5, 2013 – Prepare, Practice and Pitch your Venture to Investors

TiEQuest 2014 now accepting applications

TiEQuest 2014 now accepting applications

 TiEQuest 2014 is now accepting applications!

• Over $150,000 in prizes and an opportunity to win up to $1,000,000 investment from sponsoring funds
• Mentoring to all contestants from successful entrepreneurs and business leaders
• Opportunity to present to, network with and be judged by fund managers, angel investors and venture capitalists
• Multi-stage competition which encourages contestants to challenge their business model and success factors

Entry Deadline: January 31, 2014 @ 11:55 p.m. EST 

Enter the competition here: http://www.tiequest.org/

Competition is open to all in Canada and USA only


Previous Successes:

TiEQuest contestants have gone on to raise Angel & Venture Capital financing worth over $40 million, grown their businesses, and have been acquired. TiEQuest has over 25 success stories.

Both our prior year winners, Rna Diagnostics (2011) and Simple Systems (2012) have each raised $2 million in funding since their participation in the competition. Our last year”s winner, Unhaggle, has seen their venture expand significantly since winning the competition.

Eligibility Requirements:
• The competition is based in Toronto and is open to all existing and aspiring entrepreneurs based in Canada and USA only.
• The competition is open to all types of entities (corporation, partnership, proprietorship, etc.) established by between 1 and 5 entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs.
• Contesting entrepreneurs may not be directors or officers of TiE, or family members of competition organizers or judges.
• Contesting entrepreneurs may not be members of more than one entity entering the competition; each entity may only make one submission.
• Submission must be the entrepreneur”s original idea – proof of origination should be available.
• The business idea may be new or already implemented. Business incorporation documents will have to be provided during the course of the competition.
• Total third-party funding raised in the business as of date of entry should not exceed $2,000,000.
• The contestants must have developed the business venture themselves and be serious about seeing the business venture through to reality.

TiEQuest 2014 now accepting applications

TiESep 2013: Nov 14, 2013 – Social Value Proposition and Impact Assessment

TiE Institute – Thursday, November 14th (6-9PM) session
How to define Social Value Proposition, measure and track it – Impact Assessment?

Learn from a pioneer in social finance, the leading expert in Impact Assessment and an actual user”s experience.

 

Topic: How to define social value proposition, measure and track it – Impact Assessment
What is Impact and Social Impact Value Proposition?
Social return on investment and how to build Impact assessment system to measure and monitor?
Current issues and best practices, experience and examples.

 

Date and Time: Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm (Pizza/Sandwich provided)

 

Venue: Courtesy, Fasken Martineau LLP, Bay Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay Street, 24th Floor, Toronto M5H 2T6 (Google Map)
Registration – Registration is mandatory

 

For In-person registration – Register Here for Nov 14

 

 

Speaker(s)
Anshula Chowdhury, CEO, Social Asset Measurement Inc.
Bill Young, Founder and President, Social Capital Partners
Sandy Suranna, Executive Director, Skills for Change

 

Session Overview
Social impact assessment is of increasing importance within the sphere of “social entrepreneurship” and “impact investing” as a means to measure and monitor the social returns or social outputs of a business.

 

Business entrepreneurs typically measure performance in profit and return, but social entrepreneurs also take into account a positive return to society. Social entrepreneurship typically in addition to economic goal of profit also furthers broad social, cultural, and environmental goals.

 

More specifically, social entrepreneurs adopt a mission to create and sustain social value. Similarly impact investors are primarily distinguished by their intention to address social and environmental challenges through their deployment of capital. Criteria to evaluate the positive social and/or environmental outcomes of investments are an integrated component of the investment process.

 

A commitment to measure social and environmental performance with same rigor as financial performance is critical and indispensable.

 

The workshop will specifically focus on
What is social value, and social value proposition?
Why measure social return on Investment?
Building your own performance measurement system.
Making a commitment. What to consider before you start.
Planning to measure /audit and choose what to measure and how to measure?
Current issues in social impact measurement and review of best practice,
Share the proven techniques and examples.
Share the experience at Skills for change, with tips and advice.

 

Speaker(s) Bio

 

Bill Young
Bill Young is the founder and President of Social Capital Partners (“SCP”) a non-profit, social finance company started in 2001. SCP”s primary goal is to find innovative ways to provide meaningful job opportunities for people who face employment barriers. Throughout its history it has facilitated thousands of jobs for disadvantaged populations by financing a number of successful social enterprises across Canada and by providing financing and/or advisory services to for profit businesses that implement a community hiring program as part of their recruitment process. SCP facilitates the hiring of these individuals and helps ensure they have the appropriate skills to be successful employees.

 

Before founding SCP, Bill worked for approximately twenty years in the private sector primarily as CEO of Hamilton Computers, and Optel Communications Corp. He began his career as a Chartered Accountant and holds an Honors BA from the University of Toronto and an MBA from Harvard.

 

Anshula Chowdhury
Anshula is the CEO of Social Asset Measurements Inc. SAM provides the Social Return Intelligence Suite software, which provides SROI and impact reporting. SAM”s clients include organizations such as the Centre for Social Innovation, the Trico Charitable Foundation, Alterna Credit Union, among other educational institutions, non-profits, financial institutions, and government agencies.

 

Anshula is co-founder and Board Member of the Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund, which is the first by-youth for-youth professional impact investing fund in Canada. Her experiences span the non-profit and for-profit in countries such as Jamaica and India. She is a recognized expert in the field and has spoken various universities and conferences throughout Canada, the States, and Europe. Anshula has also worked with a San Francisco capital market software company; her contribution assisted in commercialization in the USA. Anshula studied economics at the University of Toronto – Trinity College.

 

 

Sandy Suranna
Sandy brings 15 years of executive leadership experience in the private and non-profit sector. In her leadership role as the Executive Director of Skills for Change, a not-for- profit agency known for pioneering newcomer programs that respond to shifting immigration and workplace trends and lead to employment, Surranna brings passion and dedication to ensuring that immigrants and Canadians are provided with the tools and resources to successfully enter the labor market in their chosen professions.
With Skills for Change moving into its 31st year of service to newcomers in the Greater Toronto Area, Suranna is ensuring that the agency continues to respect its vision of seeing every immigrant succeed in Canada. Surranna has an MBA in Human Resources Management (HRM) and an Hons BA in Business. Currently, she is pursuing a Master of Arts in Leadership.

 

TiESep 2013: Nov 14, 2013 – Social Value Proposition and Impact Assessment