MaRS Discovery District’s long-running Entrepreneurship 101 series continues through November, and there are three great events coming up this month. These events are all free, and will be held at the MaRS Centre Auditorium from 5:30–6:30 p.m.
November 10th: Product Development
“Converting an idea or a lab prototype into a real, customer-ready product is no simple task. Learn how to turn your idea into a successful product by following the “V-model” of concept development. Learn how to differentiate between the steps of product development, including research, design, implementation, testing, verification, validation, operations and maintenance.”
November 17th: Building a Business Model
“Thinking carefully about economics and business strategy can mean the difference between having great technology and having a great company. This lecture focuses on clearly defining your business model, including how you’re going to make money with your product or service. Case studies are used to test concepts against a specific business.”
November 24th: Lived it Lecture with Geoff Cape
“Geoff Cape is one of Canada's best known social entrepreneurs. He's the founder of Evergreen, a charitable organization that encourages Canadians to take a hands-on approach to improving the health of their cities. Evergreen focuses on integrating nature into urban design though sustainable greening projects in schoolyards, parks, communities and at Evergreen Brickworks, a unique environmental community centre in Toronto. Since its inception in 1990, Evergreen has grown to over 115 employees and several locations across Canada.”