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 11, 2024 - Inside an Entrepreneur's Mind: Ignite Your Inner Business Leader

Inside an Entrepreneur's Mind: Ignite the Inner Business Leader offers an introspective look into the qualities that define successful entrepreneurs. This webinar will guide you through the process of cultivating a mindset that embraces challenges and opportunities alike.

You will learn how to harness your intrinsic motivations, navigate the uncertainties of starting a venture, and apply practical steps to take your idea from conception to reality.

Key takeaways include:

  • creating a personal vision for success,
  • essential entrepreneurial skills,
  • and actionable steps to start your entrepreneurial journey.

September 11, 2024 @11:30 am on Zoom

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September 18, 2024 - Side Hustle 101: Kickstart Your Profitable Side Gig

Step into the realm of entrepreneurial ventures with "Side Hustle 101: Kickstart Your Profitable Side Gig." This webinar will guide you through the foundational steps of starting a side hustle, from idea generation to market launch.

You will learn from Jeff Mitchell, the professional side hustlers from Makers Co-learning to leverage your existing talents and resources, identify market needs, and create a compelling offer.

September 18, 2024 @11:30 am on Zoom

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September 25, 2024 - Convert Challenge into Change: How to Spot Opportunities in Everyday Challenges

Explore the art of turning everyday challenges into actionable opportunities with "Convert Challenge into Change." This webinar teaches you to perceive problems not as obstacles, but as untapped opportunities.

You will learn techniques for identifying problems that are ripe for innovative solutions, methods to evaluate their potential impact, and strategies for approaching them creatively.

September 25, 2024 @11:30 am on Zoom

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October 9, 2024 - Road Mapping to Success with Lean Canvas

This webinar introduces Lean Canvas as a powerful tool for entrepreneurs who want to quickly validate their business ideas without extensive resources.

You will learn how to effectively use Lean Canvas to map out the key components of your business, identify potential pitfalls, and refine your business model.

Key takeaways include:

  • Practical strategies for filling out a Lean Canvas,
  • Tips for rapid idea validation, and
  • Insights into turning concepts into actionable business plans.

October 9, 2024 @11:30 am on Zoom

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October 23, 2024 - Customer Blueprint: Crafting Value Proposition That Resonates

Dive deep into the core of your market with "Customer Blueprint: Crafting Value Propositions That Resonate." This webinar equips you with the tools to identify and understand your ideal customer, ensuring your value proposition speaks directly to their needs.

You will learn how to create detailed customer avatars, understand their pain points, and tailor your offerings to meet their expectations.

Key takeaways include:

  • Techniques for market research,
  • Strategies for value proposition development, and
  • Tips on aligning your product features with customer desires

October 23, 2024 @11:30 am on Zoom

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November 6, 2024 - Startup Law 101: Protect Your New Venture

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.

This engaging session aims to demystify the legal complexities of entrepreneurship. Whether you're a seasoned founder or just starting, this webinar will empower you with the knowledge to confidently run your startup/business.

November 6, 2024 @11:30 am on Zoom

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November 20, 2024 - Start Your Entrepreneurial Journey: Insights from Successful Student Teams

Embark on your entrepreneurial journey with "Start Your Entrepreneurial Journey: Insights from Successful Student Teams." This engaging panel discussion, hosted by the Startup Coach, features three standout student teams from the New Venture Championship and the Science Spark 3K Pitch Competition

You will learn first-hand experiences from these teams about their challenges, successes, and key learnings as they navigated from idea inception to market launch. Key takeaways include:

  • Practical advice on starting your own venture,
  • Strategies for overcoming common startup hurdles, and
  • Inspiration from fellow students who have turning their ideas into reality.

November 20, 2024 @11:30 am on Zoom

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December 4, 2024 - IP Protection Strategy: The Line of Defense For Your Intellectual Property

Join us for "IP Protection Strategy: The Line of Defense For Your Intellectual Property," where you will gain essential knowledge to defend your ideas from infringement. This webinar provides actionable insights into the various forms of intellectual property protection and their importance in the entrepreneurial landscape.

You will learn how to navigate the legal frameworks of patents, trademarks, and copyrights, ensuring your innovations remain secure.

Key takeaways include:

  • Identifying your intellectual property,
  • Understanding the application processes, and
  • Practical tips for enforcing your IP rights.

December 4, 2024 @11:30 am on Zoom

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January 15, 2025 - Bullseye Target Marketing: Navigating Target Audiences with Library Tools

Hit the mark with "Bullseye Target Marketing: Navigating Target Audiences with Library Tools." This webinar will guide you through the powerful market research tools available at the UM library, designed to help you pinpoint your ideal customers.

You will learn how to access and utilize these resources, explore what is available to you, and see examples of data from each system.

Key takeaways include:

  • Mastering UM's research tools,
  • Techniques for effective market analysis, and
  • Strategies for precise target audience identification.

January 15, 2025 @11:30 am on Zoom

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January 29, 2025 - Perfect Pitch: Creating Compelling Business Presentations

Perfect Pitch: Creating Compelling Business Presentations" is your guide to mastering the skills needed for a winning business pitch. This session will teach you how to create presentations that effectively communicate your ideas and captivate investors and stakeholders.

You will learn the key components of a successful pitch, including storytelling, visual design, and delivery techniques.

Key takeaways include:

  • Building a strong narrative,
  • Designing visually appealing slides, and
  • Honing your presentation skills to leave a lasting impression

January 29, 2025 @11:30 am on Zoom

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February 12, 2025 - Your Brand, Your Business: Developing a Consistent Identity

Discover the power of aligning your personal and business brands in "Your Brand, Your Business: Developing a Consistent Identity." This webinar explores why a unified brand identity is crucial for business success.

You will learn the fundamentals of personal and business branding, how to create a cohesive brand message, and the benefits of consistency in building trust with clients.

Key takeaways include:

  • Strategies for developing a strong business brand,
  • Tips for integrating your personal identity with your business brand, and
  • Techniques for maintaining brand consistency across all platforms.

February 12 , 2025 @11:30 am on Zoom

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February 26, 2025 - Social Entrepreneurship: Harnessing The Power of Business for Social Good

Discover how business principles can drive positive change in "Social Entrepreneurship: Harnessing The Power of Business for Social Good." This webinar explores the transformative potential of social entrepreneurship, emphasizing the responsibility we all have to create a better world.

You will learn how to identify social issues that resonate with you, develop business solutions to address them, and measure the impact of your efforts.

Key takeaways include:

  • Strategies for integrating social goals into business models,
  • Examples of successful social enterprises, and
  • Practical tips for launching your own socially-driven venture.

February 26, 2025 @11:30 am on Zoom

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March 12, 2025 - From Business Plan to Action: Launching Your Startup

From Business Plan to Action: Launching Your Startup" provides the roadmap you need to turn your business plan into a thriving enterprise. This webinar covers the critical steps to take after your business plan is complete, including securing funding, building your team, and marketing your product.

You will learn how to effectively transition from planning to execution, ensuring a smooth and successful launch.

Key takeaways include:

  • Strategies for funding your startup,
  • Tips for assembling a strong team, and
  • Actionable marketing tactics to attract your first customers.

March 12, 2025 @11:30 am on Zoom

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March 19, 2025 - Operational Excellence: Streamline Your Operations

Operational Excellence: Streamline Your Operations" is your guide to mastering business operations. This webinar focuses on essential systems that help you manage tasks, projects, and financials efficiently.

You will learn how to apply the Getting Things Done and Kanban methodologies to keep your operations running smoothly.

Key takeaways include:

  • Setting up comprehensive business management systems,
  • Adopting effective task and project management practices, and
  • Using tools to streamline your business processes.

March 19, 2025 @11:30 am on Zoom

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March 26, 2025 - Empowering Communities: Building Social Enterprises

You will learn how to harness community support, develop sustainable business models, and measure social impact.

Key takeaways include:

  • Strategies for engaging with communities,
  • Building social value into your business, and
  • Examples of successful community-driven social enterprises.

This session will be presented by Pablo Listingart, who is the co-founder and Director at ComunidadIT ComIT, two charities that help people to overcome employment barriers. 

March 26, 2025 @11:30 am on Zoom

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April 9, 2025 - From Bootstrapping to Venture Capital: Funding Your Business

From Bootstrapping to Venture Capital: Funding Your Business" equips you with the knowledge to navigate the complex world of startup funding. This session covers essential funding options available at different growth stages, including personal savings, angel investments, venture capital, and more.

You will learn how to prepare your business for fundraising, craft compelling pitches, and choose the best funding strategy for your needs.

Key takeaways include:

  • Creating a fundraising plan,
  • Pitching to investors, and
  • Leveraging various funding sources effectively.

April 9, 2025 @11:30 am on Zoom

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April 23, 2025 - Building Bridges and Closing Gaps: Connecting with Winnipeg’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Join us for "Building Bridges and Closing Gaps: Connecting with Winnipeg’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem," a dynamic panel discussion featuring key partners from Winnipeg's vibrant startup community, including Futurpreneur, MITACS, Lab2Market, North Forge, BDC, and PKIM. This session will provide you with invaluable insights into the resources and support available for entrepreneurs in Winnipeg.

You will learn how to leverage these connections to bridge gaps in your startup journey and accelerate your business growth.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the roles of various ecosystem partners,
  • Strategies for effective networking, and
  • Accessing support for funding, mentorship, and innovation

April 23, 2025 @11:30 am on Zoom

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Webinar Library

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Entrepreneur's Toolkit: Business Planning Essentials
November 8, 2023


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Contact us

Lindsay Friesen
Marketing Coordinator
Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship
Room 212 Drake Centre
181 Freedman Crescent
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

204-371-1069