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Programming in The Hub is designed around best practices for early-stage entrepreneurship and design thinking. It focuses on the validation of business concepts leading to both innovation and commercialization.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday is Open House at The Hub
Drop by any Wednesday between 2:00 and 4:00 pm to meet others and learn about The Hub, talk about the world of startups, catch the latest news, and become part of  the community.

  • U of T students and recent alumni only
  • Location: The Hub
  • Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Light snack and beverage provided
Pitch Competition
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Learn to make your presentations sizzle. Whether it is a 5-minute presentation or a 20-minute one, you will learn how to make a powerful pitch.
Sign up on Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pitch-competition-tickets-37345125275

  • Joint – Centennial / U of T Scarborough
  • Location: The Hub
  • Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Food and beverage provided
U of T Scarborough’s Startup Competition
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Third annual startup competition! Pitch your idea; win critical startup seed funding and a place in The Hub for you and your team. Details of the competition are found here: http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/projects/thehub/startup-competition/.
Sign up on Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-competition-tickets-37345279737

  • U of T students and recent alumni only
  • Location: The Hub
  • Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Food and beverage provided
 Network Night
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
If you are resident in The Hub, come network with leading U of T Scarborough alumni who are eager to meet the startup CEOs of the future!
Sign up on Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/network-night-tickets-37346619745

  • U of T Scarborough students
    and recent alumni only
  • Location: The Hub
  • Time: 6:00 to 8:00 pm
  • Food and beverage provided

Lean Startup

Lean Startup is a well known framework in entrepreneurship. It leverages the work of Eric Ries, and has come to be regarded as a best practice in entrepreneurship throughout the world: theleanstartup.com.

Lean Startup workshops consist of two separate parts: understanding your value proposition, and forming your business canvas. The next set of workshops is scheduled for January, 2018 in The Hub. These workshops are open to all at University of Toronto.

Blue Ocean

Blue Ocean Strategy is another well known approach to entrepreneurship and business strategy. It involves the creation of uncontested markets space involving new opportunity: www.blueoceanstrategy.com.

Blue Ocean workshops are held at The Hub and led by Dr. Gray Graffam, The Hub’s Director. It consists of a single afternoon of understanding marketing strategy with key examples, and asks participants to relate this knowledge to their own venture or planned undertaking. The next workshop is scheduled for January, 2018 in the Hub. The workshop is open to all at University of Toronto.