MaRS Entrepreneurship 101
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Introduction to Entrepreneurship 101 / Finding and Validating Your Idea
September 26th, 2012
Lived It Lecture
October 3, 2012
Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Legal Fundamentals:
Arshia Tabrizi, Managing Partner, TLO
October 10, 2012
Different Types of Entrepreneurship:
Allyson Hewitt, Director, Social Entrepreneurship
& Kerri Golden, Advisor, Horizon Studios Canada
October 17, 2012
Introduction to Entrepreneurial Management:
Jon Worren, Co-Founder, ClearSky Advisors Inc.
October 24, 2012
Value Proposition
Joe Wilson
October 31, 2012
Product Development:
Steve Carkner, President, Panacis Medical Inc.
November 7, 2012
Meet the Entrepreneurs – Life Sciences & Health Care:
Peter Adams, Senior Advisor, Life Sciences & Healthcare, MaRS
Joel Ironstone, CEO, SenoSENSE Medical Systems Inc
Trevor van Mierlo, CEO, Evolution Health Systems Inc.
Alex Hodgson, Managing Director, 1DegreeBio
November 14, 2012

IP Management:
Nathaniel Lipkus, Litigator, Gilbert’s LLP
Matthew Powell, Patent Agent, Gilbert’s LLP
Ashlee Froese, Lawyer and Trademark Agent, Gilbert’s LLP

November 21, 2012
Business Model Canvas
November 28, 2012
Business Plan and other Communication Tools:
Veronika Litinski, Senior Advisor, MaRS
December 5, 2012
Meet the Entrepreneurs - Social Innovation:
Kaela Bree, Aussiex
Izzy Camillieri, IZ Adaptive
Dessy Daskalov, GreenGage

December 12, 2012
Lived it Lecture:
Kunal Gupta, CEO, Polar Mobile
January 9, 2013
Market Analysis:
Usha Srinivasan, Program Director, BAP, MaRS
January 16, 2013
Marketing Communications/B2C Sales:
Mark Evans, Principal, ME Consulting
January 23, 2013
Go-to-Market Strategy:
Murray McCaig, Consultant, MaRS
January 30, 2013
Sales (B2B):
Mark Elliott, Co-founder, Venture Accelerator Partners Inc.
February 6, 2013
Michael Erdle, Managing Partner Deeth Williams LLP
February 13, 2013
Lived it Lecture
Brant Cooper, Author, “The Lean Entrepreneur”
February 20, 2013
Meet the Entrepreneurs - ICE:


Haroon Mirza, Co-Founder & CEO, CognoVision

John Myers, Co-Founder & President, CoreFour

Michael Silagadze, Founder, Top Hat Monocle

Krista Jones, Practice Lead, Education Innovation, MaRS @kjatmars

February 27, 2013
David Litwiller, Entrepreneur in Residence, Communitech
March 6, 2013
Financial Planning/Budgeting:
Andrew Graham, Senior Director, Corporate Development,
George Weston Limited

March 20, 2013
Margo Crawford, President & CEO, Business Sherpa Group

March 27, 2013
Building and Managing a Team:
Sandy Buik, Advisor, MaRS

April 3, 2013
Charles Plant, Founder and Chairman, Material Minds

April 10, 2013
Meet the Entrepreneurs - Cleantech:
EnerMotion, Involve Group, inMotive
April 17, 2013
Terms of Investments:
Shirley Speakman, Investment Director, MaRS IAF

April 24, 2013
Raising Money from VCs:
Barry Gekiere, Managing Director, MaRS IAF, MaRS

Duncan Hill, General Partner, Mantella Venture Partners

Bryan Kerdman, Managing Partner, Bryker Capital Corp.

Michael Silagadze, CEO, Top Hat Monocle

Stephen Lake, CEO, Thalmic Labs

May 1, 2013
The Pitch:
Peter Evans, Founder & CEO, Speakerfile

May 8, 2013