The IOS is excited to host its second annual Techno entrepreneurship workshop. Designed to provide graduate students and post-docs in the physical sciences and engineering the tools necessary to transfer their technical knowledge into the core of a new company, the month long program includes lectures, work sessions, networking events, and a presentation session. Beginning on June 20th, 25 participants from the University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, University of Guelph, and Memorial University have been working on developing their ideas and technologies into viable products and businesses. So far, there have been discussions on general and project management from Keith Thomas, CEO of Vive Nano, university IP policy from Cyril Gibbons, Director of Commercialization at UofT’s Innovations and Partnership Office, the legal framework of corporations from Arshia Tabrizi, and many others . Over the final two weeks of the workshop there will be additional sessions on negotiations, financial forecasting, product development, and others, a banquet with representatives from government agencies and Toronto businesses, and the final presentation session at MaRS where the companies will present their ideas and plans.
More information on the new companies will be coming soon on the Techno website, our monthlynewsletter, and here!
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