May 15, 2019

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The Startup Coach – Tuesday Wednesday Update

It’s Wednesday May 15 2019, and it’s already been an awesome week, this is your Startup Coach update.  This week on Startup Talk I talk to Erika J Murray founder of Ji App about starting a dating app in Toronto, building traction, and exiting.  She also mentions how it all started with TorontoStarts events. 

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Tonight’s Startup Drinks Open Pitch Open Bar will have several must see guests!  Starting off with Mike Lee of Fundica and The Fundica Roadshow who has helped raised over $82 million in investment! I am excited to announce that Catapult Brewery will be onsite with some great tasting beer!    Make sure you come early and take part in the pitch coaching session by Nicky from OutLoud Speakers School (seriously you should come just for this!).  Talking about investment make sure you come early and talk to Ryan and Alex from Equivesto valuations, and what investors want to see!  If that wasn’t enough our very own Growth Hacker the Startup Coach is going to give you a great networking hack.  Oh and there is beer, wine, pizza, pitches and amazing networking we are famous for.  See you at Startup Drinks!

So join us and Toronto’s Startup Community Tonight for Startup Drinks Open Pitch Open Bar

On Monday evening we put together a special Make an Impact pitch coaching and meet the investor session with some of the companies pitching at the Fundica Roadshow this Thursday.  Together with Ryan from Equivesto, Will From OutLoud Speakers School, we put together a completely different style of pitch coaching which led to feedback such as “This was the best pitching session I have ever attended”, and “Holy Crap this was amazing!”

Shout out to Ryan and Will for doing such a great job.



Want to pitch for $100k and meet Arlene Dickinson?

From May 1 until June 23, TELUS is inviting Canadian entrepreneurs to enter the small business contest by sharing how winning the grand prize of $100,000 will help them achieve their business goals

At Workhaus will be hosting the Telus Elevator in their KW location TODAY – You need to register here

Take a close look at this video recognize any of our community startups and the Workhaus location? It was fun to be part of this





OutLoud Speakers School’s Pitch Masterclass for Entrepreneurs on June 6, and learn how to pitch like a pro! OutLoud, an organization of actors turned public speaking coaches, has helped TechStars, DMZ, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, TorontoStarts, Fundica, FFCON and over 1500 entrepreneurs perfect their pitch, using their unique method based on acting techniques learned at theatre school and decades in the business.


Alex Koch of Insight Legal is back with the top 10 Legal Tips for Startups at May 23 Startup Law Workshop.

Did you apply for the Startup World Championships in Montreal?  What are you waiting for I want to see you in Montreal!

We are working on some amazing new courses coming soon so stay tuned or better yet email and let me know which course your interested in and I’ll make sure to let you know when it is announced.

This is the Startup Coach, see you soon

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TorontoStarts now supports over 22,000 active entrepreneurs in the GTA and has grown to the largest startup community in Canada. With a reach of over 120,000+ followers across our platforms, The Startup Coach has hosted over 700 startup events, courses and workshops and spoken in front of over 70,000 entrepreneurs. Working with startups all day every day Craig has personally coached over 600 startups, judged over 100 pitch competitions, and helped companies raise over $60 million.

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