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Disruptors & Dilemmas Presents: Founding & Leading your Start-up in Uncertain Times

November 30, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Virtual - Free!
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Join us on Wednesday, November 30 for a special edition of Disruptors & Dilemmas, featuring alumni from U of T Engineering, Arts & Science, the Rotman School, Law and the University of Toronto Scarborough.

Although the entrepreneurial landscape is forever in a state of change, the events of the past few years have shifted attitudes towards work. As people reconsider their dreams and explore ways to make a positive impact, many are turning to entrepreneurship.

But as they do so, one essential question looms: how can founders access the capital required to turn a great idea into a reality? And what does access look like for equity-deserving groups?

Whether you are already on the path to entrepreneurship or are interested in what a career in this space looks like, this event will provide insight into the lessons learned by U of T entrepreneurial alumni in the uncertain landscape of 2022.

Professor Marianne Touchie
Melisa Ellis (HBA, 2015, UTSC)
Founder, Nobellum
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Professor Marianne Touchie
Lauren Epstein (JD/MBA, 2012, Law/Rotman)
Principal, StandUp Ventures
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Professor Marianne Touchie
Casper Wong (HBA, 2006, Arts & Science)
Co-Founder & President, Financeit
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Professor Marianne Touchie
Sandra Odendahl (MASc, 1990, Engineering)
Senior Vice President & Head of Sustainability and Diversity, Business Development Bank of Canada
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November 30, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual - Free!
Event Category:


U of T Engineering, Office of Advancement
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