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Spark Centre

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2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L5 Canada
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February 2016

Pitch Perfect: Getting Your Investment Pitch Ready for the Den

February 23, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Spark Centre, 2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L5 Canada
Free

Pitch Perfect: Getting Your Investment Pitch Ready for the Den Dragon's Den auditions are returning to Oshawa on March 2nd. Get your pitch ready with our useful workshop. This workshop will be useful for anyone looking for information on how to deliver a better investment pitch.  The difference between a great pitch and a poor pitch can change your companies’ future! Spark Centre has helped many startup companies and entrepreneurs create and deliver successful investment pitches. Clients have appeared on Dragons'…

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Prima IP Intellectual Property Workshop

February 25, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spark Centre, 2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L5 Canada

Spark Centre will be hosting a hands on workshop with intellectual property firm, Prima-IP. Attendees can expect to gain the following skills from attending: 1. Learn how to search patents. Why? Conduct your own preliminary patentability searching; find out what your competitors are doing; 2. Learn how to read patents. Why? Determine what components of your invention are potentially patentable; get an idea of what is covered and what is not and whether you are free to use or not.…

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January 2017

Raising Funding Panel

January 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Spark Centre, 2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L5 Canada

We are very excited to welcome a panel of representatives from four different organizations to highlight some of the funding available to entrepreneurs in Ontario! This workshop is a great opportunity for you to learn about the various funding available and how to apply. It is also a networking opportunity for you to connect with the representatives from these organizations.

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March 2019

Spark Centre: Pitching to Investors – March 5, 12, 2019 (Mar-2019)

March 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - April 16, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
Spark Centre, 2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L5 Canada
CA$50.00

Pitching Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components. In each session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process. Workshop Schedule (register for full series OR per session) Session 1 – What do investors & stakeholders want to know? // March 5, 2019, 6-9pm In this session, participants will focus on gathering and structuring the information required to effectively engage with investors. Using the essentials of effective communication,…

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Spark Centre: Business Model Canvas – March 21, 28, 2019 (Mar-2019)

March 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - May 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Spark Centre, 2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L5 Canada
CA$50.00

Starting Lean: Business Model (2 sessions, 4 hours each) Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components. In each four-hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process. In this two-part workshop series, we follow Steve Blank’s methodology and introduce startups to Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas and the analytical process required to validate their business model. The workshops are highly interactive and all participants will be able to design their own business…

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Spark Centre: Marketing & Communications – March 26, April 2, 9 (Mar-2019)

March 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - May 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Spark Centre, 2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L5 Canada
CA$75.00

The MarCom Toolkit (Marketing Communication) Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components. Marketing and communications (MarCom) is the ability to communicate your brand to your target customers, using channels that find your target customers and messaging that resonates with your customers’ problem or need.  Due to limited resources, many new ventures rely on low-cost marketing and communications strategies and activities to develop and scale their businesses. This workshop series examines…

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Spark Centre: Leadership Workshop – March 27, 2019 (Mar-2019)

March 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - April 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Spark Centre, 2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L5 Canada
CA$25.00

Introduction to Leadership March 27, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30p.m.  Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components. In each four-hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process. Are you leading a start-up venture for the first time?  Do you know what your approach to leadership is?  What is the "entrepreneurial roller coaster" and how will you lead people through the ride? Whether you are leading…

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April 2019

Next Generation Network Program Information Session

April 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Spark Centre, 2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L5 Canada

CENGN (Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks) helps small and medium-sized Canadian technology companies accelerate their product testing and commercialization efforts by giving them no-cost access to an enterprise-scale computing and networking testbed. The Path to Market session will explain how businesses can leverage CENGN’s network infrastructure and technical expertise to commercialize their innovative products and solutions, including: Details on how a project can help your business prepare for a push to market Classification of what constitutes an appropriate…

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July 2019

Spark Centre: Sales ABC Workshops – July 30, August 7 and 14 (Jul-2019)

July 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - September 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Spark Centre, 2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L5 Canada
CA$75.00

Sales ABC (Always be closing) (3 sessions, 4 hours each) Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components.  In each four-hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process. What will you get out of the Sales ABC workshop series? Workshop Schedule Session 1 – The Sales Canvas Framework and the Sales Funnel  // July 30, 2019, 9am-1pm This session will introduce the Sales Canvas Framework,…

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August 2019

Spark Centre: Marketing & Communications – August 29, September 5 and 12 (Aug-2019)

August 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - October 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Spark Centre, 2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L5 Canada
CA$75.00

The MarCom Toolkit (Marketing Communication) Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components. Marketing and communications (MarCom) is the ability to communicate your brand to your target customers, using channels that find your target customers and messaging that resonates with your customers’ problem or need.  Due to limited resources, many new ventures rely on low-cost marketing and communications strategies and activities to develop and scale their businesses. This workshop series examines…

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September 2019

Spark Centre: Finance Fundamentals – September 3, 10, 18 (Sep-2019)

September 3, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - October 18, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Spark Centre, 2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L5 Canada
CA$75.00

Finance Fundamentals  (3 sessions, 3 hours each) Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components. In each 3.5 hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process. “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” –Unknown Do you understand the financial metrics of your business? Do you want to be able to speak knowledgeably to your accountant, bank or investors about your company…

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October 2019

Spark Centre: Sales ABC Workshops – October 3, 10 and 17 (Oct-2019)

October 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - December 25, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Spark Centre, 2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L5 Canada
CA$75.00

Sales ABC (Always be closing)(3 sessions, 4 hours each)Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components. In each four-hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process.What will you get out of the Sales ABC workshop series?Workshop ScheduleSession 1 – The Sales Canvas Framework and the Sales Funnel  // October 3, 2019, 6pm-9pmThis session will introduce the Sales Canvas Framework, which encompasses all aspects of inbound and…

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November 2019

6 STEPS TO TURN PROSPECTS INTO CUSTOMERS – DOUBLE YOUR CLOSING RATE

November 7, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Spark Centre, 2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L5 Canada

Are you meeting prospects but they just WON'T make a DECISION? Frustrated with people who seem like buyers but DON'T commit? Do you have meetings with prospects that NEED your products or services but it doesn't work out? If you meet with prospects directly in order to make sales and earn your income then this workshop is for you. You will learn a step-by-step sales system that will reduce or eliminate sales ending in "no-decision"  and turn more prospects into…

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Spark Centre: Marketing & Communications – November 7, 14 and 28 (Nov-2019)

November 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - January 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Spark Centre, 2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L5 Canada
CA$75.00

The MarCom Toolkit (Marketing Communication)Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components.Marketing and communications (MarCom) is the ability to communicate your brand to your target customers, using channels that find your target customers and messaging that resonates with your customers’ problem or need. Due to limited resources, many new ventures rely on low-cost marketing and communications strategies and activities to develop and scale their businesses. This workshop series examines the principles of…

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Spark Centre: Finance Fundamentals – November 12, 20 and 27 (Nov-2019)

November 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - December 31, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Spark Centre, 2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L5 Canada
CA$75.00

Finance Fundamentals (3 sessions, 3 hours each)Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components.In each 3.5 hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process.“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” –UnknownDo you understand the financial metrics of your business? Do you want to be able to speak knowledgeably to your accountant, bank or investors about your company finances, or to manage a…

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The Digitization of Health Care

November 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Spark Centre, 2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L5 Canada

The session will be a conversation between the AI Hub and ConnexHealth who are players in the technology and health space. Come along to learn more about the future of healthcare.

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Emerging Technologies for Business

November 19, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Spark Centre, 2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L5 Canada

This will include looking at how AI and AR technologies are reshaping how businesses deliver, grow and sustain their services – we will be taking a specific focus on small to medium businesses and review 5 use case examples from across the globe.

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The Future of Mobile Apps

November 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Spark Centre, 2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L5 Canada

As technologies emerge will there still be a place for apps? Or will we see a change/shift towards something new. We will be exploring all these questions in this session so make sure to register for you chance to take part in the conversation.

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Pros and Cons of Incorporating your business

November 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Spark Centre, 2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L5 Canada

In this presentation, we will discuss how to properly structure your company, ongoing corporate issues you may encounter as a business owner, and preparing your company for a financing and/or sale.

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TechEx (Technology Exhibition)

November 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Spark Centre, 2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L5 Canada

This is a great opportunity to meet some of the cutting edge technology companies, network with technology experts and ask any questions you may have about adapting technology into your own business.

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AI: The Basics

November 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Spark Centre, 2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L5 Canada

In this session we will explore the basics of AI, how it is used, what examples of AI are out there and how AI is shaping the world that we live in.

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February 2020

Spark Centre: Marketing & Communications – February 5, 12 and 19 (Feb-2020)

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - March 29 @ 11:00 pm
Spark Centre, 2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L5 Canada
CA$75.00

The MarCom Toolkit (Marketing Communication)Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components.Marketing and communications (MarCom) is the ability to communicate your brand to your target customers, using channels that find your target customers and messaging that resonates with your customers’ problem or need. Due to limited resources, many new ventures rely on low-cost marketing and communications strategies and activities to develop and scale their businesses. This workshop series examines the principles of…

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Spark Centre: Sales ABC Workshops – February 6, 13 and 20 (Feb-2020)

February 6 @ 9:00 am - April 29 @ 2:00 pm
Spark Centre, 2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L5 Canada
CA$75.00

Sales ABC (Always be closing) (3 sessions, 4 hours each) Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components.  In each four-hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process. What will you get out of the Sales ABC workshop series? Workshop Schedule Session 1 – The Sales Canvas Framework and the Sales Funnel  // February 6, 2020 9am-1pm This session will introduce the Sales Canvas Framework,…

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Spark Centre: Sales ABC Workshops – February 6, 13 and 20 (Feb-2020)

February 6 @ 9:00 am - April 29 @ 2:00 pm
Spark Centre, 2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L5 Canada
CA$75.00

Sales ABC (Always be closing)(3 sessions, 4 hours each)Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components. In each four-hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process.What will you get out of the Sales ABC workshop series?Workshop ScheduleSession 1 – The Sales Canvas Framework and the Sales Funnel  // February 6, 2020 9am-1pmThis session will introduce the Sales Canvas Framework, which encompasses all aspects of inbound and…

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Spark Centre: Marketing & Communications – February 12,19 and 26 (Feb-2020)

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - April 5 @ 11:00 pm
Spark Centre, 2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L5 Canada
CA$75.00

The MarCom Toolkit (Marketing Communication) Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components. Marketing and communications (MarCom) is the ability to communicate your brand to your target customers, using channels that find your target customers and messaging that resonates with your customers’ problem or need.  Due to limited resources, many new ventures rely on low-cost marketing and communications strategies and activities to develop and scale their businesses. This workshop series examines…

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March 2020

Spark Centre: Sales ABC Workshops – March 4, 11 and 18 (Mar-2020)

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - May 26 @ 11:00 pm
Spark Centre, 2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L5 Canada
CA$75.00

Sales ABC (Always be closing) (3 sessions, 4 hours each) Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components.  In each four-hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process. What will you get out of the Sales ABC workshop series? Workshop Schedule Session 1 – The Sales Canvas Framework and the Sales Funnel  // March 4, 2020 6-9pm This session will introduce the Sales Canvas Framework, which…

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Spark Centre: Sales ABC Workshops – March 4, 11 and 18 (Mar-2020)

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - May 26 @ 11:00 pm
Spark Centre, 2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L5 Canada
CA$75.00

Sales ABC (Always be closing)(3 sessions, 4 hours each)Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components. In each four-hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process.What will you get out of the Sales ABC workshop series?Workshop ScheduleSession 1 – The Sales Canvas Framework and the Sales Funnel  // March 4, 2020 6-9pmThis session will introduce the Sales Canvas Framework, which encompasses all aspects of inbound and outbound…

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Spark Centre: Finance Fundamentals – March 10, 24 and 31 (Mar-2020)

March 10 @ 9:00 am - April 28 @ 1:00 pm
Spark Centre, 2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L5 Canada
CA$75.00

Finance Fundamentals  (3 sessions, 3 hours each) Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components. In each 3.5 hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process. “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” –Unknown Do you understand the financial metrics of your business? Do you want to be able to speak knowledgeably to your accountant, bank or investors about your company…

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