In-person gatherings are on hold for the foreseeable future, but that doesn't mean your business needs to suffer.

Event organizers across the Greater Toronto Area are looking to help entrepreneurs get back on their feet and build their dream business. Whether you're just starting out or have an established business, these events can help accelerate your journey:

Launchpad Summit: Virtual Creative Career Conference

When is it: November 2 – 5

Why you should attend: With four days of industry insights, professional growth and connections to potential future work opportunities, this year’s summit was programmed to help artists, designers and creatives most impacted by COVID-19. Attendees will get a first-hand opportunity to connect and learn directly from some of Toronto's leading organizations in branding, design, fashion retail, media, art, digital solutions and more.

Cost to attend: Pay-what-you-can donations are being accepted.

Learn more and register here.

Master Class: Build and Grow Your Brand with $0 Budget

When is it: November 11, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Why you should attend: Built specifically for early-stage entrepreneurs, this program will help founders to establish a strong online presence that will help them achieve their business goals. Attendees can expect to learn the ins-and-outs of various brand-building elements such as visual identity, data collection, growth hacking, customer relations and value propositions.

Cost to attend: Tickets start at $119.

Learn more and register here.

Food Safety and Regulatory Virtual Summit

When is it: November 17 – 19, 2020

Why you should attend: This three-day event is expected to draw some of North America’s biggest names in the food industry when tackling safety, quality and compliance. Get your questions answered by experienced professionals and set your food business up for success in a rapidly changing market.

Cost to attend: Full virtual access to the summit costs $799.

Learn more and register here.

Profit, People, and Planet – Social Enterprise Fireside Chat

When is it: November 19, 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Why you should attend: This free session is an opportunity to learn more about social enterprises and how you can focus on both profit and social good while running your business.

Cost to attend: Registration is free.

Learn more and register here.

The Art of the Start: E-Commerce

When is it: November 25, 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Why you should attend: In the third installment of the Art of the Start series, entrepreneur Mike Breen will walk attendees through e-commerce strategies and tactics. In this session, you can expect to learn about today’s most popular platforms like Shopify and Squarespace, how to convert leads to customers and knowing which tools to use.

Cost to attend: General admission is $75, with discounts available for Artscape Daniels Launchpad members.

Learn more and register here.

MaRS Impact Week

When is it: November 30 – December 4, 2020

Why you should attend: With the goal of finding and adopting viable solutions to today’s most pressing issues, MaRS is hosting the first-ever MaRS Impact Week — five days of immersive online events, can’t-miss conversations, informative breakouts and more. The event brings two streams together — Social Finance and Cleantech — for one comprehensive online experience. Dive into Canada’s innovation ecosystem, discover game-changing solutions and help the planet on its road to recovery.

Cost to attend: Early bird tickets are on sale for $105.05 until November 9.

Learn more and register here.


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