International Entrepreneurs’ Book Fair

Three days of reading, learning, meeting authors, getting ready to write and awards for grabs.

International Book Fair and Readings with how-to and networking sessions for entrepreneurs who intend to deliver their role of authorship as well as for helping entrepreneurs to catch up on needed reading. A time to read and get ready to write for entrepreneurs. And a time to strike deals, showcase, sell books and author solutions for publishers and industry experts.

It is the time for entrepreneurs to boost their entrepreneurial capacity and strategic leadership by seizing the opportunity to catch up on original and current strategic management thought, philosophy and practice in addition to other areas of special interest to them. Authors, publishers, readers and entrepreneurs stand a chance of winning one of five coveted awards at the event.

Startup School: Setting Up Shopify and Creating Your First Store

Get help scaling your brand with effective online sales tactics.

Your site is your storefront and your virtual salesperson. You may think that your “one-liner” description for your product is the coolest thing since sliced bread, but who is it directed at?

Your product might be insanely amazing, but if you’re communicating the wrong message on your site or the right message but at the wrong time, then your product is doomed to fail before it even gets a chance.

In this session, we’ll cover how to set up a site to build trust, credibility, and desire in your product

Side Hustles and Startups: Is Entrepreneurship For You?

Dr. Sean Wise specializes in helping emerging and high growth potential organizations jump on the trajectory and turn a profit.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run your own business?

Maybe you have an idea based on your passion and skills – or it’s come about because of the circumstances you find yourself in during these unusual times – but you just haven’t found the confidence or taken action to put it into practice yet? Join us at this interactive, informal session to explore the benefits and connect with the personal qualities of being a successful entrepreneur, network with other like-minded people, and find out once and for all if this could be for you.

  • Explore what it takes to start up and run a successful business
  • Understand the benefits and challenges, and personal qualities required, drawing on your own strengths, talents, and experiences
  • Build confidence, clarity, motivation and resilience to help you to be successful
  • Benefit from the opportunity to network, including breakout rooms with smaller groups, and experience a boost from amazing support from other participants

Career Recharge: Taking Advantage of Change

Learn about the concepts of change and identify the opportunities change presents for your career.

For the final workshop of the Thriving in the 2021 Workforce series, join Career Recharge facilitator Brian Bell and learn how to take advantage of change in your career.

Learn how to identify opportunities in the chaos of change, gain awareness of your own perceptions, and re-frame situations for effective problem-solving.

About the Facilitator:

Brian Bell is a graduate of the University of Toronto (B. Sc.) and of Queen’s University (MBA). He has a PMP designation and has been at Seneca for ten years. He is currently Principal of Seneca International Academy.

His non-Seneca work experience includes roles in finance, operations and, most recently, in eLearning, working for both very large and very small organizations in the private sector. Much of Brian’s work has involved project management and organizational change.

Ask the Expert – Marketing & Sales

This session is a unique opportunity to learn and work directly with a marketing expert.

It’s never been easier to start a business, and now is the perfect time to launch and grow a small business or side hustle. This webinar will show you how to successfully market your product or service for runaway success using easy and affordable sales and marketing tactics.

BONUS: bring your questions! Every attendee is encouraged to ask marketing and sales questions specific to their business or marketing challenge.

Presenter’s Bio

For the 4th year, Sheri Allain is delighted to return to Enterprise Toronto as the Marketing & Sales expert. She bootstrapped a 6-figure business in less than 3 years while also raising her young family. As a freelance marketing consultant, she’s helped 200+ entrepreneurs brand, launch and grow their startup. You can connect with her at or @ziplaunchme

Amplify: Women’s Pitch

On March 31st, join the monthly Amplify Live Pitch, this time featuring all women-led companies.

This Amplify Live Pitch will focus on entrepreneurial women from across the globe.

This pitch series has been built out of lessons learned from 100 pitch events held live and on Zoom since 2016. Our goal for Amplify is to provide enhanced visibility for pitching startups from across the globe.

What to expect:
  • Five startups that are either ready to launch or have recently launched will join us on the livestream stage.
  • They will have 3 minutes to pitch their startup and gain valuable feedback on their pitch structure and delivery from Volition’s pitch coaches.
  • As with our other pitch events, you can expect high-quality pitch tips and engagement–as the audience, we welcome you to share your thoughts and questions for the pitchers and pitch coaches.


LENGTH: 90 minutes.

Interested in Pitching? Pitch spots for this event is for companies that are…
  • Majority women-owned and/or a majority of the executive team is made up of women.
  • Ready to launch or have recently launched
  • Building an investor or competition pitch (or similar)
  • Looking for brand awareness and amplification
  • Pitch applications will be accepted until 10PM PST March 17th:
Words from past attendees:

“Thanks for hosting a really great event today in Amsterdam! I've attended many many pitch events and I thought today's was in its own class as far as comfortable environment and constructive feedback for the pitchers.” – Kelly Adam

“I really enjoyed the event and found it incredibly useful. I was actually pitching for my non profit again [the next weekend] and won an award which includes a cash prize for the organisation, and I think the feedback I got from the Volition event was really instrumental in helping me improve my pitch for that. So thank you!!” – Women’s Pitch Night Amsterdam runner-up

“I‘m really thankful to have had the opportunity to pitch at Volition Pitch Nights because that really changed the course of my pitching career. I never thought I would be so comfortable pitching. I definitely recommend the pitch nights to every entrepreneur!” – Andrei Matei, Founfer of Robbox

Off-Mute with Mel: Women in Inventorship

Join the first-ever “Off-Mute with Mel ” — an expert guest series hosted by Melanie Ewan, Managing Partner

“Off-Mute with Mel” aims to deconstruct, demystify, and dig into myriad misfit topics in the startup world, i.e topics that are complex, misunderstood, or–dare we say–“boring”.

What To Expect

This 30 to 40-minute interview will be broadcasted on YouTube and is essentially a virtual armchair chat with experts that are either entrepreneurs themselves and/or work with and serve entrepreneurs.

Off-Mute with Mel will feature casual yet structured conversations that will allow viewers to sit back and relax as they learn a little bit more about something and someone that we find pretty interesting.

Our topic for February is: Women in Inventorship.


LENGTH: 30-40 minutes

About The Expert

Dr. Cecilia Basic is a woman in STEM, having completed a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry and spending her early career as a researcher. 15 years ago, she transitioned to intellectual property (IP) management, and has practiced in both Canada and the US, in university and government settings.

As an IP professional, Cecilia now works behind the research and development scenes, helping to guide cutting edge innovations into the market place through the establishment and negotiation of intellectual property rights. She is currently an Intellectual Property Advisor with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.

B Corp 101 Workshop: Learning to Measure What Matters

Learn about B Corps assessment and how it could be used for your company.

What are B Corps™?

B Corps represent a movement of entrepreneurs who are proud of their companies’ positive impact, whether it’s improving the livelihoods of their workers, strengthening their community ties, or revolutionizing current green practices! The common thread linking Certified B Corporations®, such as Toronto-based Propeller Coffee Co. and Gladstone Hotel, is that they define success as more than money – and they measure it using the B Corp assessment.

Using a free, confidential online tool based on the B Corp assessment, you will learn how to develop novel metrics of success by measuring your company’s current impact in the following areas:

  • governance
  • employees
  • community
  • environment

This workshop is intended for purpose driven entrepreneurs or employees of purpose driven businesses who are interested in managing their impact through the B Impact Assessment. Each attendee will work in the B Impact Assessment as part of the workshop so bring a laptop or tablet suitable for this portion of the workshop. It will be ideal for actively profitable businesses that have been running and operating for a minimum of 2 years.

Regulatory Compliance for Dietary Supplements in the US, EU and Canada

A growing public demand for supplements has resulted in a flurry of companies creating and marketing dietary supplements in the United States, EU and Canada.

With the regulatory authorities beginning to take a stronger stance on enforcement of regulatory policies, procedures and GMP compliance, it is important for companies to verify that their products comply with the latest regulations and provisions if they plan to market Supplements in these countries.

This 2-day interactive virtual seminar will review the regulations that impact Dietary Supplements in the US, EU and Canada and discuss how to verify that products are compliant with these regulations. Differences with food and drug regulation in these countries will be noted as well. We will also cover what qualifies as a dietary supplement or dietary ingredient, how to ensure GMP compliance as well as detailed requirements for labeling and acceptable marketing claims. An update on current events within the Supplement industry and the potential impacts to Manufacturers and Distributors in the US, EU and Canada will also be presented and discussed.

Who will Benefit
  • Executives/Managers within Dietary Supplement or Natural Product companies
  • Regulatory Compliance Professionals in the Supplements or Natural Products area
  • Quality Assurance or Quality Control Professionals
  • Dietary Supplement or Natural Product Manufacturers & Distributors
  • Sales/Marketing Personnel in the Supplement or Natural Product Industries

TECHSPO Toronto 2021 Technology Expo (Internet ~ Mobile ~ AdTech ~ MarTech ~ SaaS)

TECHSPO Toronto is a two-day technology expo.

“Where Business, Tech and Innovation Collide in Toronto!”

TECHSPO Toronto 2021 is your chance to …

  • Experience a safe and intimate gathering with business professionals in a clean and hygienic environment.
  • Check out exhibitors showcasing the next generation of advances in technology & innovation.
  • Be inspired, amazed and educated on how these evolving technologies will impact your business for greater growth.
  • Interact with technology enthusiasts, build your network and collaborate with your peers.

TECHSPO Toronto is a two-day technology expo. TECHSPO Toronto brings together some of the best developers, brands, marketers, technology providers, designers, innovators and evangelists looking to set the pace in our advanced world of technology. Watch exhibitors showcase the next generation of advances in technology & innovation, including; Internet, Mobile, AdTech, MarTech and SaaS technologies. Be prepared to be inspired, amazed and educated on how these evolving technologies will impact your business for greater growth.

As part of TECHSPO Toronto is a limited attendance event, DigiMarCon Canada 2021 Digital Marketing Conference ( If the conference is where the learning, theory and inspiration happens, then the TECHSPO floor is where the testing, networking and product interaction takes place.

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