Tech for Good Startup Weekend Toronto
Friday, January 24, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 9:00 PM (ART)
Can the world be transformed in 54 hours? We think so.
Calling all entrepreneurs, developers, designers and change makers. Are you up for the challenge to build a startup over the weekend to transform our world?
Startup Weekend Toronto: Tech for Good takes place on January 22nd – 24th, 2014 at the offices of Fasken Martineau. The focus of this event is on social entrepreneurship, environmental change and global issues.
With the support of TiE Institute, we’re bringing together talented entrepreneurs to spend an intense weekend building technology and business solutions to some of the world’s biggest social and environmental challenges. The top teams will receive a variety of valuable prizes and will have option to be fast-tracked to Tie Lean LaunchPad program. This event is ideal for entrepreneurs passionate about leveraging technology to create social good and positive impact in the world as well as those who want to start a new company, add members to their existing teams, or simply network with other like-minded entrepreneurs.
This event is sponsored by Toronto TiE Institute, Ontario Centres of Excellence, The Working Group, Health Technology Exchange, ASCent, the Ministry of Economic Development, Fasken Martineau LLP and the Royal Bank of Canada. For sponsorship opportunities, please email email@example.com
Refund Policy: No refunds will be granted within 7 days of the event if food and drink have already been ordered. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical or design backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.
Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday; attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.
Tie Institute generously supported by youth employment program of MEDTE, Ontario government, and runs entrepreneurship program to inspire and enable aspiring participants to ideate, learn, conceive, design and develop implementable entrepreneurial initiatives with innovative solutions for positive impact with double or triple bottom line.
TiE Institute program is for social entrepreneur, tech founder, student or young professional with a vision for social change and who feel inspired to use your talents to start up launch and grow their venture. They 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. While all are welcome all, special focus is to enroll youth, women and new immigrant.
UP Global is dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship, grassroots leadership, and strong communities. We are on a mission to make the world a more innovative and prosperous place, one community at a time. We believe that entrepreneurs are critical to driving a strong global economy and a better world. We do this by supporting the grassroots leaders who are at the core of every strong entrepreneurial community. Through the efforts of community leaders, UP Global operates programs that foster entrepreneurship in hundreds of cities across the world. UP Global's programs & initiatives include Startup Weekend, Startup Digest, Startup Next, Education Entrepreneurs, and Startup Week.