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Are you a new entrepreneur? Are you starting a startup? Get the business basics without having to go back to school, at no cost to you! A variety of experts from the Durham Region will provide small group sessions on the topics every business owner needs to know.

Our workshops and other special events happen weekly on specific topics that will help you on your journey. We are all about inspiration from other entrepreneurially minded women!
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Meetings and workshops at The Community Innovation Lab are provided free of cost, thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Upcoming events (4)

30 Minute Business Plan [Tickets required]

Community Innovation Lab

The clarity of a business plan - the creativity of a napkin sketch! Join The 30 Minute Business Plan Workshop on January 23rd from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and work with a business advisor in a small group setting to build your own business model canvas. In this workshop, you will: - Strip away the 40+ pages in a business plan and focus on the core of your business - Try new things with a visual canvas on a single page - Walk away with a snapshot that will really help you understand your business Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Time: 10:00AM - 12:00 PM Investment: $15.00 (includes supplies, as well as food provided by Frantastic Events) Location: 600 Rossland Road West, Oshawa. Reserve your spot now by emailing: [masked] A special thank you to the lead sponsor, Frantastic Events, who is the official partner of all Community Innovation Lab and D.A.W.N partnered events.

Women's Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Community Innovation Lab

**Apply Now: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/201819bootcamp This ain't "business as usual" Get ready to take a deep dive into your business and make action plan that accelerates your growth! Are you ready for Boot Camp? The Refinery is an accelerator for women-led ventures and our boot camp is a three-day hands-on experience designed for women entrepreneurs who want to grow their business. If you are a #femalefounder with an operational business in the Durham region, apply now: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/201819bootcamp

Self-Care for Entrepreneurs

Community Innovation Lab

Join Community Innovation Lab and Kristine Carr for an interactive talk and workshop. Register now: http://communityilab.ca/event/self-care-for-entrepreneurs/ How can the impact of taking care of yourself create sustainability and longevity in your business? Together we will look at self-care as a daily practice, and introduce easy actionable steps and tools. This talk is motivating and empowering for the entrepreneur who is ready to take action about their overall wellbeing! Hosted by Kristine Carr, Wellness Advocate, Writer and Entrepreneur. Founder, The Collective Offices and KristineCarr.com Admission to this workshop is provided free, thanks to funding from Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Seniorpreneur Program for Innovation Creativity & Entrepreneurship - Ideas Forum

Community Innovation Lab is a not-for-profit organization based in Durham Region addressing the social and economic gaps in communities through innovation and entrepreneurship. Our mission is to inspire, catalyze, and advance a community of entrepreneurs. We are an incubator for enterprising ideas and an accelerator for promising ventures. Coming in 2019, Community Innovation Lab is bringing "SPICE" to Durham Region. SPICE (Seniorpreneur Program for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship) is a pilot project aimed at people aged 55+ exploring self-employment as a next career option. If this is you, we need YOUR help! Join us at the Co-iLab Hub on Tuesday, February 12, to give your input for our new Seniorpreneur Program for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (SPICE). This Ideas Forum will be an opportunity for you to tell us what outcomes you would like from the program, to connect with other entrepreneurs, and meet the Program Coordinator, Dale Blakely. Please RSVP to let us know that you will be attending. We look forward to meeting you and hearing all of your ideas! For more information, please visit our website at www.communityilab.ca or call us at[masked]. To contact our program coordinator, please email Dale at [masked] RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/seniorpreneur-program-for-innovation-creativity-entrepreneurship-ideas-forum-tickets-54412313695

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