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GPCB663 - Student Entrepreneurship 101: Getting started

In partnership with the FutureReady program, this workshop will expose participants to different issues related to student entrepreneurship. It will examine the following questions related to student startups via active exercises and kinetic learning:

• Why do student entrepreneurs create startups?
• Who starts one? And what are the elements that create a successful team of founders?
• How might you spot a technology winner?
• How do you co-align VASO: vision, advantage, scope and objectives?
• How do you find mentorship and capital?

Learning Objectives


1. Understand how and why StartUp teams form
2. Identify opportunities and analyze new StartUp Ideas
3. Work together in pitching a StartUp idea
4. Identify common causes of failure and strategies for success

Leaders Information

This workshop is led by Professor Gregory Vit, Prof. Gregory Vit teaches Entrepreneurship and Innovation at McGill University. He is an award-winning educator and researcher. In the last decade at McGill University, under his stewardship as Director of the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship, he created the Lean Launchpad program, the Dobson Cup StartUp competition and the X-1 accelerator together with Demo days in San Francisco, New York, Boston, Toronto and Montreal. Professor Vit has helped launch over 200 startups that are still active today. They employ over 10,000 and have raised over $300 million on valuations in excess of $1 billion. Professor Vit received his PhD in Organizational Theory & Strategy from the University of Bradford and his MBA from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University.

This workshop is not scheduled at this time.
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