For Entrepreneurs

Practical programs and resources to save you from learning the hard way

Entrepreneurs require a very practical understanding of how to start and run a business.  Unless you are a successful serial entrepreneur, chances are you don’t have all the necessary knowledge and skills.  You could acquire them through experience, but that is risky and takes precious time.

The Canadian Innovation Centre’s entrepreneur training programs can accelerate your learning, helping you avoid costly mistakes.

In addition, we have a library of free whitepapers, videos, presentations, and other resources that address the challenges entrepreneurs face on their  journey to the marketplace.

Education and Training programs:


Business Skills for Entrepreneurs: Coming soon!  A new program to help entrepreneurs develop the business skills required to succeed.

Workshops: In-person workshops or live webinars on key entrepreneurship topics.

Custom Programs: Designed to meet your organization’s specific needs.

Partner Programs: see the programs offered by partner organizations such as the University Of Toronto School Of Continuing Studies or the GoForth institute.

Learning Resources

The Essentials:

From our Video Library (videos and webinars):

Seducing Business Angels:  The Art of Courting Investors (webinar) -

From Push to Pull:  Creating Demand for Your Offering (webinar) -

Using the Internet as your Primary Business Development Tool (webinar) -

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From our Document Library (Whitepapers, Articles and Presentations):

Critical Factor Assessment:  Planning for Venture Success (whitepaper) -

Maximizing the Opportunity:  Creating a High Performance Business Model (whitepaper) -

Using Customer Input to Design Winning Product (whitepaper) -

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Other Resources

Be sure to also visit our Tools section for access to our collection of “How-To” Guides.

Looking for an answer to a specific question?  Be sure to check out our Canadian Innovation Assistor “Ask the Expert” service where you can get answers to your specific questions from a qualified expert.

Click here for links to other websites of interest.