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Mississauga Startup Challenge

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Free

Join us for The Launching of “Mississauga Startup Challenge” hosted by MindShare WorkSpace In Partnership with City Of Mississauga, Economic Development of Ontario, Erin Mills Town Centre, Candy Box Digital Marketing & iCube UTM

Mississauga Startup-up Challenge Schedule:

Round One: Opening Keynote Darrell Keezer

(Feb 20) 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Mindshare Workspace

Robert introduces the startup challenge and acknowledges partners

Darrell delivers keynote presentation at Mindshare location

Q&A moderated by Robert Martellacci

Darrell does book signing

Teams form and begin the ideation process. Registration open.

Round Two: Crafting a Winning Business Plan Panel Presentation & Coaching Session Moderated Darrell Keezer

(Feb 26) 6:30pm – 8:30 pm at Mindshare

Mahfuz, and three other partner panel members (TBA) 7 minutes each to present at Mindshare and Q&A

Attendees will be encouraged to register for the challenge (Maximum 30 startups)

Round Three: Sales & Marketing Panel Session Moderated by Robert Martellacci

(Mar 6) 6:30pm – 8:30pm at Mindshare

Karlo and three of three other partner panel members (TBA) 7 minutes each to present at Mindshare and Q&A

One hour mentor coaching session

Attendees will be encouraged to register for the challenge

Round Four: START-UP CHALLENGE Elimination Round

(Mar 20) 6:30pm – 9pm at Mindshare

Teams will present to a panel of preliminary judges

Judges will select top 3 teams to advance to the final round

Round Five: START UP CHALLENGE FINAL ROUND Moderated by Robert Martellacci

(Mar 27): starts at 6:30pm at Centre Court Showdown

Top 3 team presents to final judges (Darrell, Robert, and two partners)

Winners get selected

Prizes

MindShare Workspace (presenting partner)

1st prize: 6 month hot desk membership ($1,800);

2nd prize: 3 month hot desk membership (value: $900),

3rd prize: 1 month hot desk membership (Value: $299).

Candybox Marketing

3rd place: a copy of Darrell’s book for each member of the team

2nd place: a copy of Darrell’s book for each member of the team, and a 30-minute Q&A with Darrell for the 2nd place team at the Candybox Studio

 

1st place: a copy of Darrell’s book for each member of the team, a 1-hour Q&A with Darrell for the 1st place team and a free 2-day website development session for the team at the Candybox Studio

Venue

MindShare Learning Technology
5100 Erin Mills Parkway
mississauga, ontario L5M 4Z5 Canada
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