Events and Workshops

 

LaunchYU organizes educational workshops, networking events, and hackathons that contribute to enhancing the?entrepreneurial ecosystem on campus.

LaunchYU also provides entrepreneurs with a physical collaboration/ideation space, which can be used during early stages of their ventures.

 

Upcoming Events and Workshops:

 

Nov
29
Thu
An Entrepreneurs Journey: The Growth Mindset- LaunchYU Speaker Series @ Second Student Centre, York University
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

LaunchYU?has partnered with York University's Divison of Advancement to bring you the LaunchYU?Speaker Series; a?series featuring top York University alumni entrepreneurs. Each part of the series will aim to capture the real stories, challenges, successes and failures that they have encountered in their journeys.

These talks are meant to?INSPIRE,?MOTIVATE, and?EDUCATE?the audience on the realities of launching a startup in today’s world.

Speaker:

Sheetal Jaitly,?CEO & Co-Founder,?TribalScale

Sheetal is the CEO and co-founder of TribalScale, a global innovation platform that strategizes, designs, and delivers world-class digital products, transforms teams, and co-creates disruptive startups. Sheetal is a seasoned veteran in the tech space, a leader in innovation, and an avid investor. He knows technology’s potential to transform businesses like the back of his hand and isn’t afraid to roll-up-his-sleeves and transform companies so they can lead in their industry. Sheetal’s career began with Keating Technologies and the launch of the Palm Pilot. Then, at Xtreme Labs, acquired by Pivotal Software in 2013, he led the media vertical and made a name for himself for his mobile expertise. He has extensive experience in scaling for growth, digital product positioning, strategic development, and investment.

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Feb
28
Thu
Converting Curiosity into Consumption- LaunchYU Speaker Series @ Second Student Centre, York University
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

LaunchYU?has partnered with York University's Divison of Advancement to bring you the LaunchYU?Speaker Series; a?series featuring top York University alumni entrepreneurs. Each part of the series will aim to capture the real stories, challenges, successes and failures that they have encountered in their journeys.

These talks are meant to?INSPIRE,?MOTIVATE, and?EDUCATE?the audience on the realities of launching a startup in today’s world.

Speaker:

Jay Klein, CEO, The PUR Company

Jay Klein is a born entrepreneur who lives by a philosophy that with hard work and perseverance, everything is possible. Among Jay’s passions are marketing, entrepreneurship, and business - which he uses to inspire those around him daily. Jay’s vision was to develop a chewing gum free from chemical sweeteners, and safe for individuals with any allergies or dietary sensitivities. Having made this vision a reality with PUR Gum, he is on a mission to motivate and educate people around the world while providing them with great-tasting, high-quality products.

The PUR Company launched in 2010 with PUR Gum after leading a team of professionals at Drivertise International, the first company Jay started in 2001. After he succeeded in selling his first pack of gum, he challenged himself to transition his small accomplishment into a full-fledged business, which has now become the #1 selling aspartame-free brand worldwide. Having expanded its product line with Mints and Popcorn, The PUR Company is a global leader in the continuously growing health food and better-for-you industry.

Jay was recently named on 2018’s list of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. The PUR Company has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies as well as Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures. PUR was also ranked top 10 on Profit 500’s list of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies and #1 in Manufacturing.

Jay’s optimistic creativity was developed at a young age, selling candy out of his backpack in the 6th grade. He moved from Florida to Toronto in 1998 to attend York University. He graduated in 2002 with a double major in Political Science and Communication with honours. Klein was the recipient of the 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year, Emerging Entrepreneur Award. Jay is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and in addition to his professional achievements, sits on the Board of several charitable organizations that support the youth and Jewish community.

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