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Toronto Women’s Entrepreneurship Forum 2017
Thu, June 1, 2017, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM EDT
City of Toronto and SheEO present:
The 2017 Toronto Women’s Entrepreneurship Forum
Presented by SheEO and sponsored by the City of Toronto, this event is aimed at early stage women-led ventures in Toronto who have an idea, have started a venture, are growing a venture or are contemplating starting a venture.
MORNING DISCUSSION PANELS
Panel #1: Bootstrapping, Grants, Loans and Equity: Options for Funding Your Venture
Hear from a panel of female entrepreneurs who’ve used all kinds of funding options to get their businesses off the ground.
Panel #2: How to Find Your Customer
Learn how to determine who your audience is, how to reach them, how to market to them, and how to create lifelong customers.
Practicing Radical Generosity
Get ready for SheEO’s trademark experience: Radical Generosity. Come prepared with an ask for the audience (30 seconds max). Be specific. What do you need? The more specific, the better. Anyone in the room that is able and willing to help will make sure you get what you need.
AFTERNOON BREAK OUT SESSIONS
Session #1: Tech to increase productivity
Seriously, you need these tools to make your life easier. Hear from best-in-class technology companies that will make your life way easier.
Session #2: Crowdfunding
Learn how to use crowdfunding to finance your venture. This session will teach you the ABC’s of crowdfunding, why it’s one of the best ways for women to raise money, and how to get started.
Session #3: Spinning up your online store, with ease
Shopify is the gold standard for selling your products and services. This session will walk you through all you need to spin up an online store or leverage your current store.
Session #4: FreshBooks presents Accounting 101: Send Beautiful Invoices, Get Paid Faster and Look More Professional
When it comes to growing your small business, organized accounting is key. But let’s be honest, it can sometimes feel overwhelming. FreshBooks to the rescue! This workshop will reveal how simple and painless accounting can really be. Join us for the valuable tips and handy resources… stay for the free snacks.
Session #5: Mastering your SheEO application
This session will be a working session based on the SheEO application questions. You'll get direct feedback, tips and coaching on how to present you and your idea for maximum impact.
Session #6: Chosen by you!
Upon registration, we will ask you for your biggest pain point as an entrepreneur (e.g. setting up your business, finding customers, building your brand, etc). We will tailor sessions in response to the two greatest needs identified by you.
This event is generously supported by: