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Jan
30
Thu
Startup Basics: Startup Accounting
Jan 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Startup Accounting

Setting up a business properly from the start can save a company time and money in the long run. In this workshop, accounting mentors will give you the tools and knowledge you need to prepare yourself as an entrepreneur for the accounting side of the business.

 

In this workshop we will cover:

  • Business structure from an accounting perspective
  • Financial Reporting (Financial Statements)
  • Choosing a year-end
  • Business Expenses (What qualifies and how to track)
  • Accountant vs bookkeeper vs software options

About Startup Basics

We know that entrepreneurship can often seem daunting or be intimidating to those first starting out. The Kamloops Innovation Startup Basics Series helps minimize this fear by providing entrepreneurs and startup-curious with the tools they need to get started. Through the Startup Basics Series, Kamloops Innovation provides mentorship, resources, and tools to help entrepreneurs structure and curate their ideas while in the first stages of their startup. Entrepreneurs who participate in the Startup Basics Series often go on to graduate into our more extensive programs like the Market Validation Training and Venture Acceleration Program, and onto starting their own companies creating significant benefits for the community.

The Startup Basics Series is a relaxed classroom style program split into distinct topics that bring entrepreneurs and startup-curious through the basics of forming a business plan and documenting their ideas. Sessions are presented by Kamloops Innovation staff, EIR, mentors, partners, and alumni. Each session is designed to educate on the fundamentals needed to transform an idea into a startup; passion into a paycheck.

Startup Basics: Social Media
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Social Media for Startups

Getting the word out about your company to potential customers can be difficult and costly when you’re first starting your business. While the services are technically free, social media can be confusing, time-consuming and difficult to manage. In this workshop, you will identify which social media platforms work for you and your business, and best practices for each.

 

In this workshop we will cover:

  • Pros and cons of popular social media platforms
  • Best practices
  • Leveraging social media for Networking
  • Finding your company’s voice

About Startup Basics

We know that entrepreneurship can often seem daunting or be intimidating to those first starting out. The Kamloops Innovation Startup Basics Series helps minimize this fear by providing entrepreneurs and startup-curious with the tools they need to get started. Through the Startup Basics Series, Kamloops Innovation provides mentorship, resources, and tools to help entrepreneurs structure and curate their ideas while in the first stages of their startup. Entrepreneurs who participate in the Startup Basics Series often go on to graduate into our more extensive programs like the Market Validation Training and Venture Acceleration Program, and onto starting their own companies creating significant benefits for the community.

The Startup Basics Series is a relaxed classroom style program split into distinct topics that bring entrepreneurs and startup-curious through the basics of forming a business plan and documenting their ideas. Sessions are presented by Kamloops Innovation staff, EIR, mentors, partners, and alumni. Each session is designed to educate on the fundamentals needed to transform an idea into a startup; passion into a paycheck.

Feb
6
Thu
Startup Basics: Resources
Feb 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Startup Basics: Resources

For many entrepreneurs and startup-curious talking with Kamloops Innovation and TRU Generator is the first step on their startup journey. This session will provide you with an overview of the tools, resources, mentorship, workshops, events, and support available to you through Kamloops Innovation, the TRU Generator, and other organizations in our network.

 

In this workshop we will cover:

  • Tech & startup lingo
  • The role of Kamloops Innovation & TRU Generator
  • Community resources & support organizations
  • Recommended Books
  • Where to look for funding

About Startup Basics

We know that entrepreneurship can often seem daunting or be intimidating to those first starting out. The Kamloops Innovation Startup Basics Series helps minimize this fear by providing entrepreneurs and startup-curious with the tools they need to get started. Through the Startup Basics Series, Kamloops Innovation provides mentorship, resources, and tools to help entrepreneurs structure and curate their ideas while in the first stages of their startup. Entrepreneurs who participate in the Startup Basics Series often go on to graduate into our more extensive programs like the Market Validation Training and Venture Acceleration Program, and onto starting their own companies creating significant benefits for the community.

The Startup Basics Series is a relaxed classroom style program split into distinct topics that bring entrepreneurs and startup-curious through the basics of forming a business plan and documenting their ideas. Sessions are presented by Kamloops Innovation staff, EIR, mentors, partners, and alumni. Each session is designed to educate on the fundamentals needed to transform an idea into a startup; passion into a paycheck.

Startup Basics: Business Building
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Business Building

Get a complete picture of your company broken into 9 easy-to-consume, highly vital elements of your business plan. Work with a mentor to build out your business’ Business Model Canvas and deep dive into the key elements that make a startup successful.

 

In this workshop we will cover:

  • The 9 elements of the Business Model Canvas
  • How to identify your target audience and determine your company’s value
  • Learn from real-life examples and dissect existing successful business’ models

About Startup Basics

We know that entrepreneurship can often seem daunting or be intimidating to those first starting out. The Kamloops Innovation Startup Basics Series helps minimize this fear by providing entrepreneurs and startup-curious with the tools they need to get started. Through the Startup Basics Series, Kamloops Innovation provides mentorship, resources, and tools to help entrepreneurs structure and curate their ideas while in the first stages of their startup. Entrepreneurs who participate in the Startup Basics Series often go on to graduate into our more extensive programs like the Market Validation Training and Venture Acceleration Program, and onto starting their own companies creating significant benefits for the community.

The Startup Basics Series is a relaxed classroom style program split into distinct topics that bring entrepreneurs and startup-curious through the basics of forming a business plan and documenting their ideas. Sessions are presented by Kamloops Innovation staff, EIR, mentors, partners, and alumni. Each session is designed to educate on the fundamentals needed to transform an idea into a startup; passion into a paycheck.

Feb
13
Thu
Startup Basics: Laws of Attraction
Feb 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Laws of Attraction

Learn how to attract your ideal customer and validate your product market fit. In this workshop, we will cover the best practices to use when reaching out to customers and how to define the difference between selling and validating. Come away with the tools you need to identify your potential clients, how to approach them, and the processes needed to validate the market.

In this workshop we will cover:

  • Defining your ideal customer
  • Validate your product market fit
  • Technology Adoption Lifecycle
  • Sample customer conversations

About Startup Basics

We know that entrepreneurship can often seem daunting or be intimidating to those first starting out. The Kamloops Innovation Startup Basics Series helps minimize this fear by providing entrepreneurs and startup-curious with the tools they need to get started. Through the Startup Basics Series, Kamloops Innovation provides mentorship, resources, and tools to help entrepreneurs structure and curate their ideas while in the first stages of their startup. Entrepreneurs who participate in the Startup Basics Series often go on to graduate into our more extensive programs like the Market Validation Training and Venture Acceleration Program, and onto starting their own companies creating significant benefits for the community.

The Startup Basics Series is a relaxed classroom style program split into distinct topics that bring entrepreneurs and startup-curious through the basics of forming a business plan and documenting their ideas. Sessions are presented by Kamloops Innovation staff, EIR, mentors, partners, and alumni. Each session is designed to educate on the fundamentals needed to transform an idea into a startup; passion into a paycheck.

Startup Basics: Budget Building
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Budget Building

It is never too early to get a budget in place for your new business – and the sooner it is in place, the less likely you are to overspend or misspend funds that will be vital to your company’s growth down the road. In this workshop learn the skills needed to create and manage a simple budget, forecast future needs and how to accurately track finances for your business.

 

In this workshop we will cover:

  • The difference between budgeting and forecasting
  • When to use the 2 techniques and why they’re important
  • Basic budgeting
  • Examples of a six-month forecast
  • When to get help, and hire a bookkeeper or accountant

About Startup Basics

We know that entrepreneurship can often seem daunting or be intimidating to those first starting out. The Kamloops Innovation Startup Basics Series helps minimize this fear by providing entrepreneurs and startup-curious with the tools they need to get started. Through the Startup Basics Series, Kamloops Innovation provides mentorship, resources, and tools to help entrepreneurs structure and curate their ideas while in the first stages of their startup. Entrepreneurs who participate in the Startup Basics Series often go on to graduate into our more extensive programs like the Market Validation Training and Venture Acceleration Program, and onto starting their own companies creating significant benefits for the community.

The Startup Basics Series is a relaxed classroom style program split into distinct topics that bring entrepreneurs and startup-curious through the basics of forming a business plan and documenting their ideas. Sessions are presented by Kamloops Innovation staff, EIR, mentors, partners, and alumni. Each session is designed to educate on the fundamentals needed to transform an idea into a startup; passion into a paycheck.

Mar
5
Thu
Startup Basics: Resources
Mar 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Startup Basics: Resources

For many entrepreneurs and startup-curious talking with Kamloops Innovation and TRU Generator is the first step on their startup journey. This session will provide you with an overview of the tools, resources, mentorship, workshops, events, and support available to you through Kamloops Innovation, the TRU Generator, and other organizations in our network.

 

In this workshop we will cover:

  • Tech & startup lingo
  • The role of Kamloops Innovation & TRU Generator
  • Community resources & support organizations
  • Recommended Books
  • Where to look for funding

About Startup Basics

We know that entrepreneurship can often seem daunting or be intimidating to those first starting out. The Kamloops Innovation Startup Basics Series helps minimize this fear by providing entrepreneurs and startup-curious with the tools they need to get started. Through the Startup Basics Series, Kamloops Innovation provides mentorship, resources, and tools to help entrepreneurs structure and curate their ideas while in the first stages of their startup. Entrepreneurs who participate in the Startup Basics Series often go on to graduate into our more extensive programs like the Market Validation Training and Venture Acceleration Program, and onto starting their own companies creating significant benefits for the community.

The Startup Basics Series is a relaxed classroom style program split into distinct topics that bring entrepreneurs and startup-curious through the basics of forming a business plan and documenting their ideas. Sessions are presented by Kamloops Innovation staff, EIR, mentors, partners, and alumni. Each session is designed to educate on the fundamentals needed to transform an idea into a startup; passion into a paycheck.

Startup Basics | Pitching Power
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Startup Basics: Pitching Power

When you are an entrepreneur, pitching your business every day is the norm. Whether to potential employees, current employees, customers, or investors your pitch is a pivotal part of any business. In this workshop, you will learn the importance of your pitch both inside and outside of the context of investors in a concise and professional manner.

 

In this workshop we will cover:

  • Different types of pitches
  • What to include in a pitch
  • Creating a great first impression
  • Examples of good pitches

 


About Startup Basics

We know that entrepreneurship can often seem daunting or be intimidating to those first starting out. The Kamloops Innovation Startup Basics Series helps minimize this fear by providing entrepreneurs and startup-curious with the tools they need to get started. Through the Startup Basics Series, Kamloops Innovation provides mentorship, resources, and tools to help entrepreneurs structure and curate their ideas while in the first stages of their startup. Entrepreneurs who participate in the Startup Basics Series often go on to graduate into our more extensive programs like the Market Validation Training and Venture Acceleration Program, and onto starting their own companies creating significant benefits for the community.

The Startup Basics Series is a relaxed classroom style program split into distinct topics that bring entrepreneurs and startup-curious through the basics of forming a business plan and documenting their ideas. Sessions are presented by Kamloops Innovation staff, EIR, mentors, partners, and alumni. Each session is designed to educate on the fundamentals needed to transform an idea into a startup; passion into a paycheck.

Mar
12
Thu
Startup Basics: Startup Legal
Mar 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Startup Basics: Startup Legal @ Thompson Rivers University | Kamloops | British Columbia | Canada

Startup Basics: Startup Legal

TRU Generator is delighted to present this new Startup Basics workshop presented by David Hughs of Forward Law. David will use his extensive expertise in working with startups to help outline how to start a new venture off on the right legal foot.

This workshop will cover:

  • Business Structure from a legal perspective
  • Commercial Agreements
  • Overview of Employment Legalities
  • Funding Legalities
  • Compilation of Typical Legal Needs and Budget

About Startup Basics

We know that entrepreneurship can often seem daunting or be intimidating to those first starting out. The Kamloops Innovation Startup Basics Series helps minimize this fear by providing entrepreneurs and startup-curious with the tools they need to get started. Through the Startup Basics Series, Kamloops Innovation provides mentorship, resources, and tools to help entrepreneurs structure and curate their ideas while in the first stages of their startup. Entrepreneurs who participate in the Startup Basics Series often go on to graduate into our more extensive programs like the Market Validation Training and Venture Acceleration Program, and onto starting their own companies creating significant benefits for the community.

The Startup Basics Series is a relaxed classroom style program split into distinct topics that bring entrepreneurs and startup-curious through the basics of forming a business plan and documenting their ideas. Sessions are presented by Kamloops Innovation staff, EIR, mentors, partners, and alumni. Each session is designed to educate on the fundamentals needed to transform an idea into a successful startup.

Startup Basics: Branding Basics
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Startup Branding Basics

A brand is more than the colors and logo you use on your business card or the domain you use for your website. Often the first part of your business a customer will interact with, your brand is a strategy you can put into action to build trust with customers, make company aligning decisions and create a cohesive offering for your clients and investors alike.

 

In this workshop we will cover:

  • How to create a lean brand strategy
  • Where to spend your time and money as a startup
  • What you can do yourself and what to outsource
  • Resources and examples

About Startup Basics

We know that entrepreneurship can often seem daunting or be intimidating to those first starting out. The Kamloops Innovation Startup Basics Series helps minimize this fear by providing entrepreneurs and startup-curious with the tools they need to get started. Through the Startup Basics Series, Kamloops Innovation provides mentorship, resources, and tools to help entrepreneurs structure and curate their ideas while in the first stages of their startup. Entrepreneurs who participate in the Startup Basics Series often go on to graduate into our more extensive programs like the Market Validation Training and Venture Acceleration Program, and onto starting their own companies creating significant benefits for the community.

The Startup Basics Series is a relaxed classroom style program split into distinct topics that bring entrepreneurs and startup-curious through the basics of forming a business plan and documenting their ideas. Sessions are presented by Kamloops Innovation staff, EIR, mentors, partners, and alumni. Each session is designed to educate on the fundamentals needed to transform an idea into a startup; passion into a paycheck.