2022-2023 Mastermind Group Workspace (Cohort B)

Welcome to Your Mastermind Group Workspace!

Here, you’ll find information about your fellow Founders Table members, as well as the materials from our bi-weekly sessions! This workspace is specific to you, as a Mastermind Group member in Cohort B.

Have a question about Founders Table? Contact Stephanie Smith, Special Programs Coordinator at ssmith@wesk.ca or 306-359-9723.

MyMastermindGroup

The MyMastermindGroup section of your workspace is where you’ll find various frequently accessed items.

Time for your bi-weekly group meeting? Click on the link below to join the Zoom Meeting.

MENTOR(S)

Danielle Graham – Venture Partner at Archangel and Advisor for ventureLAB‘s Capital Investment Program

September – Opening Event
Open

Pitching to Angels & VCs

Date: September 7, 2022

Time: 10am – 12pm

Location: Golden Room, Innovation Place, 202-111 Research Drive, Saskatoon, SK

Keynote Speaker: Danielle Graham, Managing Partner, Archangel Network of Funds

Agenda:

10:00amWelcome from WESKCara Cote
10:05amKeynoteDanielle Graham, Archangel Network of Funds
10:35amQuick Coffee Break Coffee and snacks provided
10:40amWorkshop “Pitching to Angels & VCs”Danielle Graham, Archangel Network of Funds
11:10amMG Alumni Panel Annika Mang – Trail Collectiv
Conor Phillips – Pathfinder 365
Melanie Morrison – BetterCart Analytics
11:40amBreak out into cohorts for discussion 
12:00pmThank you & wrap up 

Business Development & Planning

Date: September 21, 2022

Time: 10am – 11am

Resources:

The Artful Science of Pitching – Click here to read

Pitch Deck Application – Click here to read

Keys to Business Growth in 2022 Webinar – Click here to watch

October (Products & Marketing)
Open

Marketing

Marketing strategy for tech products & sales process.

Date: October 5, 2022

Time: 10am – 11am

Expert: Katrina German, Ethical Digital

Product Market Fit

Date: October 19, 2022

Time: 10am – 11am

Definition: Click here

How to: Click here

What it’s like: Click here

November (HR, Marketing, Raising Capital)
Open

Human Resources

How to find a tech person to join the team and how to grow your team.

Date: November 2, 2022

Time: 10am – 11am

Expert: Aaron Genest, Siemens Software

Marketing

Social media and web development.

Date: November 16, 2022

Time: 10am – 11am

Expert: Ashley Drummond, WOW Factor Media

Raising Capital – Pitching Investors

Practicing your pitch and connecting with investors.

Date: November 30, 2022

Time: 10am – 11am

Expert: Stephanie Yeboah, Nanogram Pharmacy

December (Raising Capital)
Open

Raising Capital – Grants

Date: December 14, 2022

Time: 10am – 11am

Expert: Denise Baril, CEO of The Grant Sherpa

Additional Resource: Pocketed (another grant matching platform). Referral Code: WESK

Having Fun While Pitching

Expert: Jesse Wiebe & Zack Storms, StartupTNT

Password for Presentation: &*yZhM1R

*This resource is optional

January – Closing Event
Open

Date: January 11, 2023

Time: 11am – 2pm

Location: Candle Room, The Atrium, Innovation Place, 104A-111 Research Drive, Saskatoon, SK

Keynote Speaker: Katrina German, Ethical Digital

Agenda:

11:00amWelcome from WESK & Introductions
11:15amKeynote – Katrina German, Ethical Digital
12:00pmLunch (provided by WESK)
12:30pmWorkshop with Katrina – “Growing your tech business”
1:45pmThank you & wrap up