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MONDAY, OCTOBER 25TH @ 12:00PM
Conestoga Entrepreneurship Collective 101

What is the Conestoga Entrepreneurship Collective and what does it have to offer? It's a place that empowers members of the Conestoga community to pursue their entrepreneurship potential! Interested in starting a business, monetizing your professional skills or launching a career in high-tech sales? Join us to learn about the different programs, educational opportunities and events offered by the Collective. The Director of the Collective and the coaching team will be on hand to answer your questions and let you know how you can get involved. 

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 25TH @ 5:00PM
Women in the Conestoga Venture Lab

While the pillars of new venture development don’t change based on the profile of the entrepreneur, the experience certainly does. Join this conversation with female entrepreneurs from the Venture Lab to discuss their experience in the rough and tumble world of entrepreneurship. 

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26TH @ 12:00PM
Entrepreneurship @ Conestoga for International Students

If you are an international student and have dreams of starting your own business in Canada, this session is for you! We will discuss the specific challenges and opportunities and you’ll hear from a panel of international students that have launched their dreams in the Collective. 

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26TH @ 5:00PM
High-tech Sales Careers for International Students

Interested in an exciting and lucrative career after graduation? Check out B2B sales at high-growth technology companies in the region. Join us to learn about the Conestoga Sales Lab, Canada’s only incubator for sales careers. This is a great opportunity for international students to leverage previous experience in your home country and these positions fall under an approved NOC code to accumulate points for your PR. Join us to find out more and meet some international students who have been through the Sales Lab and are now working at major tech firms in the region. 

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27TH @ 12:00PM
Diversity and Community Entrepreneurship

The Conestoga Entrepreneurship Collective champions entrepreneurship for all. Diversity of thought, background, goals and beliefs are critical components of innovation. Join us to talk about how entrepreneurship can be one way to make a positive impact in the community and the world. This is an opportunity to find out more about a program supporting Black entrepreneurship in the region called LiftOff and to learn about the journey of social entrepreneurship from some graduates of the Conestoga Venture Lab. The winners of the 2021 Equitable Life Community Venture Award will also be announced here. 

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27TH @ 5:00PM
Freelancing for Creative Industries

Graphic design, photography, videography, branding, copywriting, the list goes on! These professional skills are in high demand right now from small and mid-sized businesses, right up to larger corporations. The world of professional creative gig work is exploding. Join us to discuss the opportunities for creative freelancers today and to find out more about the Conestoga Gig Lab, Canada's only business incubator for freelancers. Graduates of the Lab will be on hand to share their experiences and what it is like to be out "in the wild"! 

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28TH @ 12:00PM
Careers in High-tech Sales

Wondering what you're going to do when you graduate? Sales is the most in-demand position in high-tech, high-growth companies. The hunt is on for the best talent to fill these exciting and lucrative roles. The Conestoga Sales Lab is an important pipeline to these opportunities. Join us to find out more about what a sales career would look like, meet Conestoga grads that are leading the pack in sales right now and how the Sales Lab could be the ticket to your future. 

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28TH @ 5:00PM
Introducing the Conestoga Gig Marketplace

The Conestoga Gig Marketplace at www.conestogagigs.ca is a new online platform that facilitates lead generation for freelancers that have graduated from the Conestoga Gig Lab. This newly minted talent gets a leg up in establishing and growing their business, and local companies have a central virtual location to search for and contact freelancers to fulfill project needs. Join us to find out more about the Conestoga Gig Marketplace and how you can get involved either as a future freelancer or potential client. 

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28TH @ 7:00PM
Wilf Rieck Pitch Day @ Conestoga

Celebrate entrepreneurship at Conestoga as we introduce the Top 10 startups from the Venture Lab and watch the Top 3 pitch for the top prize of $5000. Pitch Day is back!

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29TH @ 12:00PM
Entrepreneurship Co-op Opportunities

Start your own business and earn a co-op credit! If you are currently enrolled in a co-op program and have aspirations to start your own business or become a freelancer, join us to learn about how the program works and hear from some graduates about their Entrepreneurship Co-op journey! 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oct 25, 2021, 5:00 p.m. EDT
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