• The Tech Haus Panel & Podcast Launch

    Soho Innovation Lab

    Panel Discussion and Launch Part for The Tech Haus Podcast hosted by Origins on Thursday! RSVP: https://lnkd.in/gEBPYGz The Tech Haus is a podcast that juxtaposes Fortune 500 and startup perspectives on what the future of technology looks like. Expect a live panel session with guests from the podcast, drinks, and great food. The panel will include: Swish Goswami Fareena Contractor Aaron Labbé Kelly Stewart Register here: https://lnkd.in/gEBPYGz Huge thank you to our sponsors: - Check out Soho Innovation Lab If you’re looking for workspace or event space, you can reach them at: sohoinnovationlab.com - Trufan is a social intelligence platform that helps brands or influencers manage their key followers, sell directly to top fans and identify new audiences to target. Check them out at trufan.io - SoCIAL Lite Vodka, health-conscious drinks for any occasion! - Henderson Brewery, delicious beer to crack open!

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  • How to Use Untapped Resources to Build Your Business

    This event is part of the Haste and Hustle Hookups event series. It features networking, talks and a panel discussion on how to utilize untapped resources to build your business! We’re focusing on ways that you can grow your business using rescources that are super powerful, but still underutilzied by many entrepreneurs. Register Here: https://nownet.me/2NOd2Bq [Members can use the code BRANSON for free tickets for this event] Note: This event is in Etobicoke, at Office 146 (not the typical downtown location). —————————- About the Experts: Disco is a Marketing Strategist at 1 Love Company and he will be talking about how to build and use Google business pages to attract customers and clients in this panel discussion. Colin Morgan is the host of the Daily Grind Podcast and he will be participating in this panel discussion talking about how to build an audience, generate revenue and attract business through your podcast. Daniel Francavilla is the Founder and Creative Director of Now Creative Group, one of our sponsors for Haste and Hustle 2020. Daniel will be moderating this panel discussion in Toronto about valuable marketing tools that will help you build your business. —————————————- Get your ticket right here: https://nownet.me/2NOd2Bq Enter promo code: BRANSON

  • How to Build Community & Boost Sales | #SohoSessions

    Soho Innovation Lab

    Building Community & Boosting Sales: How to Secure Raving Fans & Clients for Your Business ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Alexis Dean is the Founder & Lead Steward of the Dovetail Community. Dovetail is a global community of world-class entrepreneurs on a mission to advance female entrepreneurship. This includes Dovetail Summit (all-inclusive annual weekends for female entrepreneurs on the leading edge of their fields) and Dovetail Basecamp (a mentorship and mastermind community and weekend for growth/scale stage female entrepreneurs). ABOUT OUR EVENTS: These free meetups are co-hosted by Soho Innovation Lab, a startup incubator and co-working space, and Now Creative Group, a branding and content creation agency (http://nowcreativegroup.com). Soho Innovation Lab opened in February and has memberships available at http://sohoinnovation.com.

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  • Managing Change for Startups | #SohoSessions

    Soho Innovation Lab

    Growing, innovating, and adapting all require change management skills. Unfortunately, the latest consensus is that 70% of organizational changes fail! This professional development workshop will enable you to minimize the risks and increase the chances that the changes you lead in your businesses will succeed by: - introducing you to must-know change management concepts so you can take your business or team from average to wow; and - helping you identify your personal and team’s change leadership styles and discuss how to motivate each persona. Walk away with enhanced skills, worksheets, and contacts so you can lead changes more confidently and competently. ABOUT THE SPEAKERS Lindsey Ostrosser & David Ip Yam are Certified Change Intelligence (CQ) Leaders committed to assisting proactive individuals and teams like you to add value and to lead consciously through change. As full-time management professionals, they're not only coaching but applying the latest change management theories and practices. As entrepreneurs and co-founders of their own businesses, they can't wait to introduce you to Change Intelligence and to change leadership! ABOUT OUR EVENTS: These meetups are co-hosted by Soho Innovation Lab, a startup incubator and co-working space, and Now Creative Group, a branding and content creation agency (http://nowcreativegroup.com). Soho Innovation Lab opened in February and has memberships available at http://sohoinnovation.com.

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  • Music Marketing: Live Events Panel Discussion

    Soho Innovation Lab

    Music Marketing TO brings marketing professionals, artists, and managers together to talk about upcoming trends, new challenges, and the latest technologies. The event will feature experts from Toronto's music scene to expand music professionals knowledge about how to grow their businesses. Our theme for this event is LIVE EVENTS. REGISTER HERE: https://nownet.me/2GYlglm Speakers include: Swish Goswami (CEO & Founder of Trufan - an audience management platform that helps influencers and brand grow their community and sell directly to their top fans) Yvonne Arbour (Live Nation Sponsorship) More to be announced soon! You can expect: Casual Networking A live panel of marketing experts in various levels of the music industry Drinks, food, and good vibes RSVP for Music Marketing TO: https://nownet.me/2GYlglm ------ Co-Hosted by Now Creative Group with Origins Media and CJRU 1280AM, Ryerson University's campus and community multi-media hub. Our venue is Soho Innovation Lab, offering workspace, meetings, podcast studio and more: http://sohoinnovationlab.com

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  • Grow Without Hiring: Virtual Assistants for Startups #SohoSessions

    Running a business of any size requires a ton of work — often leaving you with more tasks than hours in the day. Outsourcing or using virtual assistants can be a gamechanger for your startup. Learn how to increase your efficiency and focus on your strengths at this free #SohoSessions meetup featuring tips from Katrina McKay, a serial entrepreneur and business coach to growth-oriented entrepreneurs. Katrina founded Uplevel Solutions originally to support her own companies, then her business coaching clients, and finally entrepreneurs at large. Her goal is to help entrepreneurs grow their companies while creating sustainable working opportunities for people in the Philippines, particularly women, where career prospects are slim and sometimes less than desirable. “Outsourcing” has quickly become a buzz word amongst entrepreneurs. We all know we need to shorten our to-do lists, and get all of those pesky administrative tasks assigned to someone else. We’re also driven to strive for efficiency. And inexpensive offshore labour often seems like a perfect solution. Yet there can be major hiccups along the way – the recruitment process is laborious and adds MORE admin before we can clear some of it off of our plates. And our outsourcers aren’t always reliable, or oversell and under deliver. They may not have the training we need. Uplevel Solutions is the middle ground — they have a well-managed team who wants to work, loves to work. We have boots on the ground in the Philippines plus a dedicated team in Toronto, Canada. The best of both worlds, and growth for all involved. ABOUT THE SPACE: These meetups are co-hosted by Soho Innovation Lab, a startup incubator and co-working space, and Now Creative Group, a branding and content creation agency (http://nowcreativegroup.com). Soho Innovation Lab opened in February and has memberships available at http://sohoinnovation.com.

  • Free Saturday Co-Working

    Soho Innovation Lab

    Our first one was a success so we're hosting again! Don't work alone, be stuck fighting for a spot in a crowded cafe, or fall asleep at home without getting your work done. Join us for #SohoSaturdays — your first one is free! Save yourself a seat: http://bit.ly/2GPUX1O Why? Because the hustle doesn't end on Friday afternoon. What? Quality work and community in a quality workspace. Where? A big, bright co-working space at the corner of Queen & Beverley. Who? Side-hustlers, startup founders, creators, entrepreneurs — people with something to work on. WHAT HAPPENS HERE - Work for yourself, not by yourself. Meet fellow founders, creators, entrepreneurs and side-hustlers. - Stay fuelled. Enjoy complimentary coffee and tea. - Get marketing support. Chat with community members like Now Creative Group on branding, social media and more. Register for free on Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/2GPUX1O ABOUT THE SPACE Soho Innovation Lab is a bright 11,000 square foot location on the third floor of the Queen & Beverly building. The space offers community and physical space to thrive and for exceptional companies, funding. (It is also an investor-backed accelerator designed for builders, innovators, and entrepreneurs with big ideas). Soho fosters an environment of entrepreneurship and innovation in Toronto’s flourishing tech and startup ecosystem.

  • Engaging Your Online Community | #SohoSessions

    Soho Innovation Lab

    The second meetup in our new space will focus on the importance of building a 1-to-1 relationship with your audience when creating an online community. Join us for a talk, Q &A and networking. ABOUT THE STARTUP: Trufan is an audience management platform that helps brands and influencers grow their social community, distribute viral content and sell directly to their top fans. Users can identify, activate, reward and retarget their engaged, influential and trending followers. Build rapport through scalable 1 to 1 interactions and increase visibility where it matters with powerful custom audience or competitor data. This Canadian tech startup is comprised of young entrepreneurs and experienced professionals that are committed to helping brands and influencers forge ties with their top fans. After assembling the founding team, working remotely and securing funding of more than $1 Million, they began growing from Hootsuite’s Vancouver office before deciding to base their headquarters out of Toronto. Trufan's award-winning co-founders continue to shed some light on what the life of an entrepreneur really looks like, from sacrifice to the fun. ABOUT THE SPACE: These meetups are co-hosted by Soho Innovation Lab, a startup incubator and co-working space, and Now Creative Group, a branding and content creation agency (http://nowcreativegroup.com). Soho Innovation Lab opened in February 2019 and has memberships available at http://sohoinnovation.com.

  • Free Saturday Co-Working

    Soho Innovation Lab

    Don't work alone, be stuck fighting for a spot in a crowded cafe, or fall asleep at home without getting your work done. Join us for #SohoSaturdays — the first one is free! Save yourself a seat: http://bit.ly/2FeegzQ Why? Because the hustle doesn't end on Friday afternoon. What? Quality work and community in a quality workspace. Where? A big, bright co-working space at the corner of Queen & Beverley. Who? Side-hustlers, startup founders, creators, entrepreneurs — people with something to work on. WHAT HAPPENS HERE - Work for yourself, not by yourself. Meet fellow founders, creators, entrepreneurs and side-hustlers. - Stay fuelled. Enjoy complimentary coffee and tea. - Get marketing support. Chat with community members like Now Creative Group on branding, social media and more. Register for free on Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/2FeegzQ ABOUT THE SPACE Soho Innovation Lab is a bright 11,000 square foot location on the third floor of the Queen & Beverly building. The space offers community and physical space to thrive and for exceptional companies, funding. (It is also an investor-backed accelerator designed for builders, innovators, and entrepreneurs with big ideas). Soho fosters an environment of entrepreneurship and innovation in Toronto’s flourishing tech and startup ecosystem.

  • Scaling Subscription Startups | #SohoSessions

    Soho Innovation Lab

    The first event in our new meetup series at Soho Innovation Lab will focus on the startup story and business of subscription services — featuring a fireside chat with Mark Ang, the co-founder of Second Closet. Join us for a talk, Q &A and networking. ABOUT THE STARTUP: Second Closet's tech-driven storage solution operates on a model where users pay only for the space that their belongings take up, rather than paying a fixed price for a storage locker that may not wind up full. The company arrives to pick everything up, and delivers it back when the customer has space for it again. Everything is arranged with a few clicks on a smartphone or a laptop; the costs range from $3 a month to store a small box to $36 a month for a three-seat couch. Second Closet's Toronto-based team has grown over its 2 years months in existence, from the 2 Ang brothers with an idea to 35 full-time employees. The staff include drivers and movers as well as engineers, salespeople and customer experience representatives. ABOUT THE SPACE: These meetups are co-hosted by Soho Innovation Lab, a startup incubator and co-working space, and Now Creative Group, a branding and content creation agency (http://nowcreativegroup.com). Soho Innovation Lab opened in February 2019 and has memberships available at http://sohoinnovation.com.