Accelera March Sessions postponed

 

What is Accelera?

The Accelera Program is a round table discussion group led by an industry or academic facilitator on topics that are central to the issues and challenges faced by very early stage startups within the academic/hospital research environment.

Who is this for?

Accelera is for entrepreneurs to share their experience, knowledge and challenges with each other so that they may help navigate common problems, succeed and grow.

In general, we share our experiences, strengths, and challenges on a given topic – to learn from each other and with each other.

This year, the program will be divided up into 3 groups based on what stage entrepreneurs are at with their ventures:
1. Education phase
2. Discovery phase
3. Venture & Scale phase

This year we will run 3 special sessions on topics that are critical for everyone. The first hour and a half will be exploring the topic and then last 30 minutes will be an opportunity for companies to network.

Accelera 1.0

Education phase groups or individuals, will be invited to bimonthly TR Talks led by Joseph Ferenbok at the Translational Research Program. Each session we will hear from different industry experts about Translational thinking in the health care space. http://h2i.utoronto.ca/activity/tr-talks/

If you are interested in entrepreneurship education head to our JOIN US page and sign up!

 

Accelera 2.0

Discovery phase groups or individuals, will be invited to a monthly round table discussion led by Paul Santerre. Groups in the discovery phase have completed 2/10 of H2i’s 10 point system. These round table discussions will coach groups toward completing more of their business plan and facilitating peer to peer support between groups at similar phases.

Start ups must attend 5/10 sessions minimum
These Accelera sessions will take place once a month on Thursdays from 8:00am to 9:00am formally with 30 min of networking for those interested in exchanging expertise or sharing current problems with fellow founders, cofounders etc.

This program will occur on the following dates – please add them to your calendars:

Time: 8:00am-9:30am
Location: ONRamp, room 253

Friday, Sep 27, 2019|8:00-9:30am: IP Strategy, Legal Considerations

Thursday Oct 31, 2019|9:30 – 11:30am: (Joint session) Non-dilutive funding
Thursday Nov 28, 2019|8:00-9:30am: Procurement
Thursday Jan 30, 2020|8:00-9:30am: Regulatory Pathway: Focus on budgeting and timeline
Thursday Feb 27, 2020|9:30 – 11:30am: (Joint session) Legal
Thursday March 26, 2020|8:00-9:30am:  Business Development – POSTPONED

Thursday April 23, 2020|9:30 – 11:30am: (Joint session): Prototyping: Manufacturing and part sourcing POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Thursday May 28, 2020|8:00-9:30am: Time and project management POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Thursday June 25, 2020|8:00-9:30am : Making Connections / Collaborations POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Email info.h2i@utoronto.ca to RSVP for each session.

Accelera 3.0

Teams in the Venture and Scale phase, will be invited to monthly round table discussion led by Andris Lauris. Groups in the Venture and Scale phase have completed 5 and 8/10 of H2i’s 10 point system respectively. These round table series will focus on helping start ups with their final points to scale. As business’ grow, there are a lot of new challenges and hurdles to overcome. These round table discussions will bring together founders and entrepreneurs in the health care space to learn from and support each other in a safe environment.

Start ups must attend 5/10 sessions minimum

All sessions take place in room 253 @ ONRamp from 12:00 – 2:00pm

Wednesday Sept 25, 2019|12:00 – 2:00pm: Investor Access                           Thursday Oct 31, 2019|9:30 – 11:30am: (Joint session) Non-dilutive funding
Wednesday Nov 27, 2019|12:00 – 2:00pm: TBD
Wednesday Jan 29, 2020|12:00 – 2:00pm: Sales and Marketing/ Branding
Thursday Feb 27, 2020|9:30 – 11:30am: (Joint session) Legal
Wednesday March 25, 2020|12:00 – 2:00pm: Valuations & Deal Structures POSTPONED
Thursday April 23, 2020|9:30 – 11:30am: (Joint session): Prototyping: Manufacturing and part sourcing POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Wednesday May 27, 2020|12:00 – 2:00pm: Legal/Governance (Board of Directors) POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Wednesday June 24, 2020|12:00 – 2:00pm: Recruiting/Team/Staffing POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Each topic will be introduced and discussed for the first hour and 30 min with the last 30 mins reserved for companies to share their current problem/ challenges and chat amongst their peers to find solutions!

Email info.h2i@utoronto.ca to RSVP for each session!

Clients who have attended over 50% of their monthly sessions by March will be eligible to apply for H2i’s professional service vouchers.