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October 2018

NRC-IRAP Funding Program Office Hours at RIC Centre

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

RIC Centre is hosting private one-on-one Office Hours with an NRC-IRAP Innovation Adviser that meets with our clients to advise about the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP). NRC-IRAP is Canada’s premier innovation assistance program for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It is a vital component of the NRC, a cornerstone in Canada’s innovation system, regarded world-wide as one of the best programs of its kind. IRAP provides technology assistance to SMEs, at all stages of the innovation process, to build…

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NRC-IRAP Funding Program Office Hours at RIC Centre

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

RIC Centre is hosting private one-on-one Office Hours with an NRC-IRAP Innovation Adviser that meets with our clients to advise about the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP). NRC-IRAP is Canada’s premier innovation assistance program for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It is a vital component of the NRC, a cornerstone in Canada’s innovation system, regarded world-wide as one of the best programs of its kind. IRAP provides technology assistance to SMEs, at all stages of the innovation process, to build…

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NRC-IRAP Funding Program Office Hours at RIC Centre

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

RIC Centre is hosting private one-on-one Office Hours with an NRC-IRAP Innovation Adviser that meets with our clients to advise about the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP). NRC-IRAP is Canada’s premier innovation assistance program for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It is a vital component of the NRC, a cornerstone in Canada’s innovation system, regarded world-wide as one of the best programs of its kind. IRAP provides technology assistance to SMEs, at all stages of the innovation process, to build…

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NRC-IRAP Funding Program Office Hours at RIC Centre

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

RIC Centre is hosting private one-on-one Office Hours with an NRC-IRAP Innovation Adviser that meets with our clients to advise about the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP). NRC-IRAP is Canada’s premier innovation assistance program for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It is a vital component of the NRC, a cornerstone in Canada’s innovation system, regarded world-wide as one of the best programs of its kind. IRAP provides technology assistance to SMEs, at all stages of the innovation process, to build…

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November 2018

Pitch Practice Workshop

November 6 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

RIC Centre is hosting a private pitch practice workshop for companies invited to present to the upcoming 360 Virtual Advisory Board and Regional Alliance Panels. For more information, please contact Mariya Leslie, Operations Manager at RIC Centre, at [email protected]

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Pitch Practice Workshop

November 6 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

RIC Centre is hosting a private pitch practice workshop for companies invited to present to the upcoming 360 Virtual Advisory Board and Regional Alliance Panels. For more information, please contact Mariya Leslie, Operations Manager at RIC Centre, at [email protected]

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Startup Bootcamp

November 7 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
RIC Centre, 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, L5K 2L1 Canada
$20

    RIC Centre’s Startup Boot Camp is an intensive program that connects early stage entrepreneurs with professional service providers to teach foundational legal, financial and funding basics that will provide a strong start to their business. We are proud to offer our startup entrepreneurs access to professional service providers during bi-monthly bootcamp workshops to help provide basics of starting a tech-based businesses. Our professional service providers will also offer a follow-on opportunity for RIC Centre’s entrepreneurs to meet one-on-one…

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Startup Bootcamp

November 7 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
RIC Centre, 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, L5K 2L1 Canada
$20

    RIC Centre’s Startup Boot Camp is an intensive program that connects early stage entrepreneurs with professional service providers to teach foundational legal, financial and funding basics that will provide a strong start to their business. We are proud to offer our startup entrepreneurs access to professional service providers during bi-monthly bootcamp workshops to help provide basics of starting a tech-based businesses. Our professional service providers will also offer a follow-on opportunity for RIC Centre’s entrepreneurs to meet one-on-one…

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RIC Centre Incubator Information Session & Tour

November 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
Free

The RIC Centre Business Incubator offers world-class research and support services to help fast track innovative businesses to market with a focus towards the convergence of technologies in the advanced manufacturing, clean technologies, and industrial Internet of Things sectors. The incubator includes private office spaces and virtual residency where selected RIC Centre tech startups have priority access to RIC’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence mentoring services for a period of six months. Based on their specific needs, clients also have a wealth of technology…

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RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board

November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

The 360 Virtual Advisory Board is an invite-only panel that meets monthly to hear early stage RIC Centre clients pitch their business idea to technology and business advisers. The purpose of this meeting is for experts from software, hardware, sales, and distribution channels to provide advice on business model and go-to-market strategy. For more information, please contact Mariya Leslie, Operations Manager at RIC Centre, at [email protected]

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RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board

November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

The 360 Virtual Advisory Board is an invite-only panel that meets monthly to hear early stage RIC Centre clients pitch their business idea to technology and business advisers. The purpose of this meeting is for experts from software, hardware, sales, and distribution channels to provide advice on business model and go-to-market strategy. For more information, please contact Mariya Leslie, Operations Manager at RIC Centre, at [email protected]

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BEYOND BUSINESS BASICS: How to Hack Your Public Relations Strategy

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

RIC Centre has partnered with Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre to host a seminar on “How to Hack Your Public Relations Strategy “ as part of our “Beyond Business Basics” Speaker Series. Are you an entrepreneur looking to gain or increase your business’ early traction? Have you wondered why your company is often unseen despite all marketing attempts? Could you use a few pointers for early traction strategy? If so, join us at this seminar and let our expert Veronica Langvee teach you how to land press coverage and increase early traction! FOR…

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RIC Centre Regional Alliance Panel

November 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

The Regional Alliance is an invite-only panel that meets bi-monthly to hear RIC Centre clients pitch their business idea to business advisers and government funding experts. The goal of the Regional Alliance panel is to proactively champion successful technology commercialization by linking identified opportunities to committed resource providers (Federal, Provincial, Municipal, Industry, Investment, and Private Sector), and engaging their respective communities as functional incubators. The objective of this meeting is for experts from the local startup community to provide feedback…

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December 2018

Pitch Practice Workshop

December 4 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

RIC Centre is hosting a private pitch practice workshop for companies invited to present to the upcoming 360 Virtual Advisory Board and Regional Alliance Panels. For more information, please contact Mariya Leslie, Operations Manager at RIC Centre, at [email protected]

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RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board

December 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

The 360 Virtual Advisory Board is an invite-only panel that meets monthly to hear early stage RIC Centre clients pitch their business idea to technology and business advisers. The purpose of this meeting is for experts from software, hardware, sales, and distribution channels to provide advice on business model and go-to-market strategy. For more information, please contact Mariya Leslie, Operations Manager at RIC Centre, at [email protected]

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RIC Centre Investment Review Panel

December 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

This invite-only panel is composed of a group of finance and investor experts that meet on a bi-monthly basis to provide a targeted review of high potential RIC Centre client companies prior to external presentations to potential investors. This panel provides guidance to increase the investment success rate of companies. Companies receive targeted feedback around pitch presentation, company financials, valuation, etc. For more information, please contact Mariya Leslie, Operations Manager at RIC Centre, at [email protected]

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NRC-IRAP Funding Program Office Hours at RIC Centre

December 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

RIC Centre is hosting private one-on-one Office Hours with an NRC-IRAP Innovation Adviser that meets with our clients to advise about the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP). NRC-IRAP is Canada’s premier innovation assistance program for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It is a vital component of the NRC, a cornerstone in Canada’s innovation system, regarded world-wide as one of the best programs of its kind. IRAP provides technology assistance to SMEs, at all stages of the innovation process, to build…

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January 2019

BEYOND BUSINESS BASICS: How to Get Government Grants & Tax Incentives

January 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

RIC Centre has partnered with Brampton Entrepreneur Centre to host a seminar on “How to Get Government Grants & Tax Incentives” as part of our “Beyond Business Basics” Speaker Series. The Government of Canada offers grants and incentive programs to encourage growth, research, development and technology demonstration in Canada. So what is out there for your business? A 2014 report identified over $7 billion allocated on 60 major federal programs spread across 17 different departments. Now there are even more incentives! Whatever the business, come learn how…

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February 2019

BEYOND BUSINESS BASICS: How to Raise Capital and Find Government Funding

February 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

RIC Centre has partnered with Caledon Business Innovation Zone to host a seminar on “How to Raise Capital and Find Government Funding” as part of our “Beyond Business Basics”Speaker Series. We’re pleased to welcome FundingPortal CEO Teri Kirk for an in-depth interactive training session on how to use cutting-edge online tools to save time and effort when selecting and applying for government grants for your business, as well as best practices and actionable tips on raising capital. FOR MORE INFORMATION & REGISTRATION, PLEASE VISIT: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/beyond-business-basics-how-to-raise-capital-and-find-government-funding-tickets-43102851790

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March 2019

BEYOND BUSINESS BASICS: How to Successfully Pitch to Investors

March 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

RIC Centre has partnered with Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre to host a seminar on “How to Successfully Pitch to Investors” as part of our “Beyond Business Basics” Speaker Series. Raising money is hard as every entrepreneur knows. While there is no magic formula that guarantees success, there are some fundamentals that help. Perfecting your pitch is one of the most important things for any startup or entrepreneur to do. Your elevator pitch, which is tightly tied to your value proposition, has to be short, sweet and to…

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