Thursday, May 06, 2010

Help for Toronto-area Startups

Note from Thursday afternoon: Thanks to commenter Joel Clements for pointing out the following event has been cancelled. I will leave the post up for now and then let you know if it gets rescheduled.

To help build stronger startups, Toronto’s top business advisors will gather in Markham on May 12 for The Biz Pitch Forum.

This first-of-its-kind event will provide startup entrepreneurs with new business connections, one-on-one advice and next-steps guidance on their business ideas. There will also be matchmaking services that put entrepreneurs in touch with financial, legal, investment and government experts to support their successful growth.

The Biz Pitch Forum is designed to help both people who are just launching a new business as well as small young companies looking to grow to the next level, says Bob Glandfield, CEO of the Innovation Synergy Centre in Markham, a not-for-profit business advisory centre that is organizing the event.

“There’s no one-size-fits-all secret to business success,” says Glandfield. He says it’s important to talk to people who have ‘been there.’ “Entrepreneurs and small business owners need to identify and understand their individual strengths and weaknesses, and learn how to leverage key success factors for growth.”

Registration for The Biz Pitch Forum is $35. For more information or to register, visit


Joel Clements, Brainstorm Studio said...

The event has been cancelled, which is disappointing. As a small business owner I was hoping to gain some knowledge, as well as network for my business. Brainstorm Studio offers branding and communications services to small business and startups.

Rick Spence said...

Thanks, Joel. I appreciate the heads-up.