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This week on Startup Talk Toronto’s Startup Podcast I talk to Shawn Finder CEO & Founder of Autoklose, about building his his business getting more leads, growth hacks to close deals, get meetings, avoid the spam box and how he got $46k in sales on launch. 

Startup Talk Episode 19 Autklose with the startup Coach

May’s Friday Founders was a great success.  Lots of great connections were made and in depth discussions had at this special invite only peer roundtable.  Thanks Keren, Mit, Will, Ryan, and Alex for being part I am already looking forward to the next one.

Friday Founders roundtable with TorontoStarts and the Startup Coach
Founder Friday Roundtable Pictured here Keren, Alex, Mit, Ryan

Wednesday June 12 is Startup Drinks Open Pitch Open Bar with lots of special guests, get pitching tips from Nicky of OutLoud Speakers School, talk AI with Boss Insights and Lyndex Technologies, find out how you can get a hair stylist to come to your home for free with Klippers, building community with eQuo, Getting investment and valuations with Equivesto and Pycap VP and Millennium funding.  Talk marketing and PR strategies with Bicom and Diamond Integrated Marketing.  Try some amazing beer from Catapult Brewing and talk to me the Startup Coach about anything. 

What happens when you surprise a group of entrepreneurs with a chance to pitch to Arlene Dickinson for one minute in an elevator for a chance at $100,000?

Arlene Dickinson Surprises entrepreneurs

The TELUS PITCH 2019 is open for pitches for a chance to pitch for $100,000.  TorontoStarts was on hand with are partners at Workhaus hosting TELUS and Arlene as they filmed the promo video and Workhaus and TorontoStarts members received special invitation to take part and pitch to Arlene Dickinson.  Check out what happened!

Tonight are workshops series starts again with Idea Validation workshop where you will learn how to validate the market, the problem, your product, and willingness to pay.  Next week learn how to map your idea to the business model canvas.  Check out theses and more upcoming events here!

We are now starting to interview for the next Startup Launch cohort starting in July.  If you have a business and are ready to take it to the next level, start finding new clients, and grow your revenue.  Apply today for the $2,099 8 week program designed to increase your monthly recurring revenue and grow your business.

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🚀 $15 Early Bird Tickets for May 2 Startup Investor Drinks – Ends Friday at Midnight 🎟️🥂