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About our webinars

Our webinar series covers a wide range of topics related to entrepreneurship, including idea generation, business planning, funding, marketing, sales, and more. Each webinar is presented by a successful entrepreneur or industry expert who will share their personal experiences, practical tips, and proven strategies for building a successful business.

During each webinar, you will have the opportunity to interact with the presenter and other participants, ask questions, and gain valuable insights and feedback. You will also have access to a wealth of resources, including handouts, templates, and other tools to help you apply what you learn to your own business. All of our webinars are completely free and can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection. Whether you are at home, at work, or on the go, you can participate in our webinars on your computer, tablet, or mobile device.

We are confident that our entrepreneurship webinar series will provide you with the knowledge and inspiration you need to take your business to the next level. We hope you will join us for this exciting opportunity to learn from some of the most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders in the world.

Upcoming webinars

September 27, 2023 - Embracing the Spirit of Innovation: A Signature Brand for Achieving Success

Join us for an inspiring and dynamic presentation featuring Swish Goswami, the CEO of Surf and a trailblazing entrepreneur, as he delves into the captivating world of innovation and its crucial role in achieving unparalleled success. Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur, a driven intrapreneur, or simply someone seeking to make a profound impact, this webinar serves as your gateway to unlocking your full potential. Don't miss out on this exceptional opportunity to acquire the essential tools and knowledge needed to excel in today's highly competitive landscape. Secure your spot now and embark on an inspiring journey of personal and professional growth. 

Swish Goswami is no stranger to the entrepreneurial sphere, having been recognized as Startup Canada's Young Entrepreneur of the Year. As the best-selling author of "The Young Entrepreneur" and the host of the acclaimed podcast "Track Limits," Swish brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. Our esteemed speaker, an industry expert, will share invaluable insights on fostering a culture of innovation, adopting a holistic approach to business, and leveraging entrepreneurial principles to drive your success. This presentation will leave you inspired to embrace innovation and achieve unparalleled success in your endeavors; an empowering experience that will transform the way you approach innovation, branding, and achieving success.

This event is sponsored by The Associates & Young Associates.

Date: September 27, 2023 @ 11:30 am CT 

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October 10, 2023 - Family Business From the Inside Out - Fireside Chat with H. Sanford Riley

The Faculty of Law and The Asper School of Business presents:

A joint collaboration between The Marcel A. Desautels Centre for Private Enterprise and Law and The Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship

Join us for a conversation with H Sanford Riley, President and CEO, lawyer, Order of Canada recipient, Order of Manitoba recipient, member of the Canadian National Sailing Team competing in the 1976 Olympics, 2012 inductee into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, community leader and philanthropist.

Sanford Riley’s fascinating life and career story is an inspiration, as is his journey establishing and growing the Richardson Financial Group (RFG).

Family Business - From the Inside Out, a fireside chat between Dr. Richard Jochelson, Dean of the University Faculty of Law and H. Sanford Riley, President and CEO, Richardson Financial Group, will highlight how Mr. Riley established and grew RFG within an iconic family organization as a non-family member, and how his legal background has informed his life’s journey.

Date: October 10, 2023 @ 11:30 am CT 

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October 25, 2023 - All Things Legal for Startups

Are you uncertain about how to navigate the complex legal landscape for your startup? Are you wondering which business structure would be best for your venture, how to safeguard your intellectual property, or if contracts are really that important? Join us for an informative webinar in partnership with The L Kerry Vickar Business Law, operated by The University of Manitoba Faculty of Law as they provide valuable legal insights on a range of topics for those who are contemplating starting a business or have recently launched one. From helping you choose the appropriate legal structure to explaining the importance of employment contracts, this webinar will equip you with the foundational knowledge you need to protect your business from legal liabilities and achieve long-term success in Canada.

Date: October 25, 2023 @ 11:30 am CT 

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November 8, 2023 - Business Planning: Strategies and Tools for Success

Whether you see yourself as a traditional business owner or a modern-day entrepreneur, running a thriving business necessitates thorough planning. This process enables you to define your goals, devise effective strategies, and outline the necessary steps to achieve success. Join us in this webinar, where we will delve into the significance of business planning. Discover how to create a robust business plan and utilize lean canvas models and other tools to effectively chart the course for your startup or existing business, paving the way for a successful future.

Date: November 8, 2023 @ 11:30 am CT

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November 29, 2023 - Igniting Your Creativity

Have you ever wondered where do great ideas come from? Or how to solve a problem in an unconventional way? Thinking outside the box is a powerful approach that leads to solutions that may not have been considered before and new perspectives. This webinar is designed to equip you with the tools and techniques to think outside the box and ignite innovative ideas. Join us to learn out to break away from traditional or conventional ways of thinking and generate creative ideas and innovative ideas, the World needs.

Date: November 29, 2023 @ 11:30 am CT

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December 6, 2023 - Building a Thriving Tech Company

Tech startups are taking over the entrepreneurship world, and building one requires careful consideration. Unlike other types of businesses, technology businesses have unique requirements. Our panel of seasoned entrepreneurs will share their invaluable insights, practical advice, and lessons learned from their journeys of building successful tech companies. Discover the dos and don'ts, uncover the challenges and opportunities, and gain a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to thrive in the dynamic tech startup ecosystem. Join us to learn directly from accomplished tech startup founders.

Date: December 6, 2023 @ 11:30 am CT

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January 10, 2024 - Data at Your Fingertips

Data provides a wealth of information about a population's characteristics such as age, gender, education level, and income. By leveraging this data, businesses can gain insights into consumer behavior, identify market trends, and discover potential opportunities. Startups can greatly benefit from using data for market research. This enables them to tailor their marketing efforts to specific demographics for better results. Join us in this webinar to explore how you can effectively utilize your UM Library tool to populate a comprehensive report and conduct successful secondary market research to bolster your business idea.

Date: January 10, 2024 @ 11:30 am CT

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January 24, 2024 - Connect the Dots: Define Your Ideal Customer and Craft a Unique Value Proposition

The success of a business heavily relies on its customers. In today's competitive business landscape, it is more important than ever to identify your target audience and create a persuasive message that will not only resonate with them but will also entice them toward your business. We would like to invite you to participate in a captivating and informative webinar, where we will explore the critical aspects of understanding your customers and identifying what sets your business apart from the rest. Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain a competitive edge in today's marketplace!

Date: January 24, 2024 @ 11:30 am CT

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February 7, 2024 - Branding Secrets: The Power of Social Media to Build & Grow Your Startup

Social media is an effective marketing tool that enables businesses to engage with customers, build brand awareness, and reach a wider audience. Whether you're new to social media marketing or seeking to enhance your existing strategies, in this webinar, you will discover how to effectively leverage social platforms to foster meaningful customer interactions and cultivate strong brand recognition.  Our team of Asper UM Marketing experts will reveal the untapped possibilities of social media as a dynamic tool to propel your business forward and build a strong brand identity. Join us to learn how to create compelling content that captivates your followers, identify your target audience's preferred platforms, and establish a powerful online presence.

Date: February 7, 2024 @ 11:30 am CT 

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February 21, 2024 - Building a Social Enterprise: Harnessing the Power of Community

Establishing an online community holds immense potential for social entrepreneurship. Through the creation of a platform where individuals with shared interests can connect, exchange ideas, and offer support, you have the opportunity to cultivate a network of passionate individuals committed to driving positive change in the world.  Speaker to be announced.

Date: February 21, 2024 @ 11:30 am CT

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March 6, 2024 - Navigating the Valley of Death: Survival & Growth Strategies for Startups

Embarking on the entrepreneurial journey is far from a linear path. It is a challenging pursuit where entrepreneurs often encounter the formidable obstacle known as the "valley of death." This critical phase occurs between initial funding and generating sustainable revenues, during which startups grapple with attracting investors, building a customer base, and refining their product. It is a make-or-break period that demands meticulous planning, strategic decision-making, and unwavering perseverance.

Fortunately, our esteemed panel of entrepreneurs has triumphed over these hurdles and now leads thriving ventures. Join us as they share their invaluable insights, drawing from their diverse experiences of both successes and failures. Gain a comprehensive understanding of what it truly takes to initiate and cultivate a successful business, as they reveal the secrets to overcoming the challenges of the 'valley of death.' This webinar promises to equip you with the knowledge and inspiration needed to navigate the unpredictable entrepreneurial landscape and flourish in your own ventures. Panelists to be announced.

Date: March 6, 2024 @ 11:30 am CT

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March 21, 2024 - Its All About Money

Establishing robust financial strategies is a fundamental pillar for the success of any early-stage startup. These strategies serve as a compass, steering the business towards financial stability and long-term growth. Without a solid financial roadmap, startups may encounter challenges in securing funding, attracting investors, or even sustaining their operations.

Join us in this webinar as we delve into the critical importance of developing and implementing effective financial strategies right from the outset of your startup journey. Discover the key steps to crafting a comprehensive financial plan that aligns with your business goals and drives sustainable growth. Learn invaluable techniques for setting ambitious financial targets and gaining the tools to meet them.

Date: March 21, 2024 @ 11:30 am CT

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April 3, 2024 - Elevate & Innovate: Unpacking Retail Wisdom with David Segal, Founder of DAVIDsTEA and Mad Radish

Join us for an exciting Fireside chat with David Segal Founder of DAVIDsTEA and Mad Radish | Retail Visionary and Branding Expert as we dive into the captivating journey of a true retail visionary and branding expert. David's story is one of relentless passion, innovation, and unwavering dedication to his craft. From humble beginnings to building two iconic brands, David's entrepreneurial spirit has led him on an extraordinary path. The conversation with the elite innovator will uncover the secrets behind his unparalleled success in the retail world, learning from the challenges he faced and the triumphs he celebrated.

This event is sponsored by The Associates & Young Associates.

Date: April 3, 2024 @ 11:30 am CT

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May 8, 2024 - Funding Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

Funding is critical for entrepreneurs as it provides the necessary resources to bring their ideas to life. Without funding, entrepreneurs may struggle to cover initial costs such as research and development, manufacturing, or marketing. Additionally, funding can help entrepreneurs scale their businesses and reach a wider audience. Pocketed is a platform that provides funding opportunities for entrepreneurs and helps them access grants from various programs. Join us to learn about how they can support your startup.

Date: May 8, 2024 @ 11:30 am CT

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Past webinars

Webinar: Want to be Your Own Boss? What You Need to Know
September 14, 2022

Webinar: It All Begins with an Idea! Finding the Creative Zone 
October 12, 2022

Webinar: Family Business: The Next Generation Takes Flight, Sprague Richardson 
December 8, 2022

Webinar: Think Like an Entrepreneur!
September 28, 2022

Webinar: Find The Sweet Spot For Your Target Market
November 23, 2022

Webinar: The Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Guide for Entrepreneurs 
January 11, 2023


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Lindsay Friesen
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Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship
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University of Manitoba
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