Entrepreneurship workshops available at UTSC Library!

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Registration for fall entrepreneurship workshops is now open!

Want to start a business, but you don't know where to start? Check out the entrepreneurship workshops available to you.

Makerspace Orientation*

October 1, 4:30pm – 5:30pm 

Location: UTSC Library Makerpsace, 1265 Military Trail

Register via the UTSC Intranet: https://intranet.utsc.utoronto.ca

Introduction to Industry Research

Co-Curricular Record approved!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Library Instruction Lab, (AC286a), UTSC Library, 1265 Military Trail

Registration link: https://libcal.library.utoronto.ca/event/3510348


Whether you are on the edge of a new industry to looking to disrupt an established sector, you need to quantify the industry players, segments, and size. This workshop introduces you to existing sources of industry information such as market research reports and trade journals, as well as provides strategies to help you do your own analysis and estimations. 

In this session, you will: 

  • Become familiar with proprietary and open sources of industry information
  • Learn to read a market research report in five minutes
  • Explore models for DIY industry analysis
  • Take away tools and frameworks for synthesizing and analyzing your industry

Related LibGuide: Entrepreneurship Research Workshops by Carey Toane

Introduction to Company and Competitor Research (Cancelled)

Co-Curricular Record approved!

October 9, 2019, 3-4pm 

Location: Library Instruction Lab (AC286A), UTSC Library, 1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4

Registration link: https://libcal.library.utoronto.ca/event/3510349

For students of all disciplines interested in learning more about researching companies and finding competitor information. Includes an overview of subscription databases and publicly available resources for company research.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Evaluate different types of company information and understand the differences between public and private companies
  • Find both direct and indirect competitor information
  • Practice finding company documents and reports

Related LibGuide: Entrepreneurship Research Workshops by Carey Toane

Research your Business Model Canvas

Co-Curricular Record approved!

Oct. 16, 2019, 12-2pm

Location: Library Instruction Lab (AC286A), UTSC Library, 1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4

Registration link: https://libcal.library.utoronto.ca/event/3508349

Working on a business idea? The Business Model Canvas is an alternative to a long, wordy business plan used by startups around the world. It's a great way to summarize all the key elements of your product or service in a single page. It’s also a great tool to make sense of exactly what information you will need for your business planning – and how to find it at the library. 

This workshop is for startups who have started a canvas and are looking to test assumptions against market research and other resources. Participants will be expected to have a canvas prepared before attending the session. Those who do not will not receive CCR credit.   

In this session, you will:            

  • Understand which free and proprietary library databases are the best fit for your canvas
  • Develop search strategies that will save you time and eliminate frustration, and
  • Get market, industry, or competitor information you can use for your startup or small business venture

Related LibGuide: Entrepreneurship Research Workshops by Carey Toane

*The Makerspace Orientation is NOT Co-Curricular Record approved.

Have more questions? Email Sarah Shujah, UTSC Library Entreprenship Librarian at sarah.shujah@utoronto.ca.