On Saturday May 28th we welcomed over 50 people to our inaugural single-day entrepreneur bootcamp in downtown Toronto. With 6 hours of programming plus an informal social at then end, attendees learned a lot and had a great time. Through the day we heard from 6 speakers relating the entrepreneurial journey, lean methodology, Smart Nora‘s amazing startup story, legal considerations when starting up and recommendations for expressing business models through pitching, plus hosted 3 venture capitalists from the Business Development Bank of Canada, Real Ventures and MaRs to participate in an eye opening panel which helped humanize the process of raising finance.
Thanks to our amazing partners (PayPal Canada, the AppLabb and devHub), we were able to make this event free to attend plus provide food and refreshments – without their help this event wouldn’t have been such a huge success.
We look forward to our next bootcamp sessions, which will be happening in Toronto and a few other Canadian cities towards Fall 2016 and will be posting details of those events here on weteachstartup.com soon.