There are online events taking place this April to help Toronto entrepreneurs start new businesses, scale their teams and reach their goals whether it be fundraising, hiring or expansion into a new market.

Startup School: Building a Community Around Your Product

When is it: April 1, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Why you should attend: Led by online product marketing expert Khierstyn Ross, this free three-hour long session will help you to learn how to build a community from the ground up and leverage your audience for growth and sales.

Cost to attend: Registration is free. 

Learn more and register here.

Level UP – The Finance & Funding Masterclass for Black-led Businesses

When is it: April 6, 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Why you should attend: Join leaders from the Black Business and Professional Association as they walk through the essentials of setting up your business for financial success. Learn how to prepare a loan application, manage debt and file business-related taxes in this hour-long session for Black business owners in Toronto.

Cost to attend: Registration is free. 

Learn more and register here.

Professional Development Session: Mythbusting Federal Government Procurement

When is it: April 7, 1 :00- 2:00 PM

Why you should attend: Is your business ready to sell to government? In this hour-long session hosted by Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, learn the ins-and-outs of government procurement in Canada and learn where to find free resources for qualified small businesses.

Cost to attend: Registration is free. 

Learn more and register here.

Collision

When is it: April 20 – 24

Why you should attend: Known as one of the largest tech gatherings globally, Collision brings together entrepreneurs, business leaders, tech experts and more for a week-long event. Small businesses can join their dedicated startup program, network with potential partners and watch programming through their app. 

Cost to attend: General admission is $119 USD – prices vary depending on ticket access level. 

Learn more and register here.

B Corp 101 Workshop: Learning to Measure What Matters

When is it: April 20, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Why you should attend: As more companies look to make a positive impact on society, their actions and goals should be measurable. In this two-hour workshop, learn how to properly assess your business in preparation for becoming a Certified B Corporation using free, online tools.

Cost to attend: Registration is free. 

Learn more and register here.

InsurTech North

When is it: April 22 – 23

Why you should attend: The annual InsurTech North conference gathers entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, vendors and experts in the insurance space to discuss industry innovations and advancement in Canada. Join to network and stay on the cutting-edge of the insurtech space.

Cost to attend: General admission is $199. 

Learn more and register here.

Indigenous Entrepreneurs: How to access funding to scale your business

When is it: April 22, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Why you should attend: This one-hour workshop will teach you how to scale your business and access funding, with a special focus on programs available for Indigenous entrepreneurs and exporters.

Cost to attend: Registration is free. 

Learn more and register here.


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