TiESep, Sept 12, 2013 - Social Entrepreneurship Overview

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

TiE Institute, September 12, 6-9PM session

Social entrepreneurship overview! Is it for you?

Get an overview of social entrepreneurship, find out if it is for you, Learn about the entrepreneurship process ,get introduced to lean launchpad and meet and learn from distinguished social entrepreneur.

Topic: Social Entrepreneurship Overview; is it for you?
  • What makes a social Entrepreneur social innovation? Is it for you?
  • Understand Entrepreneurial Process, start up, launch and growth, introduce lean startup and lean launch pad.
  • Meet and learn from distinguished social entrepreneur

Date and Time: Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm (Pizza/Sandwich provided).

Registration: Registration is mandatory

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  • Allyson Hewitt, Director - Social Entrepreneurship, MaRS Discovery Distric
  • Dr. Dave Valliere, Director - Entrepreneurship Institute, TED Rogers school of Managemen
  • Dr. Ron Dembo, Founder and CEO, Zerofootprint.

Session Overview
In addition to dwelling on entrepreneurial traits, motives, behavior, process and stories from distinguished entrepreneur, the workshop will also bring out the paradigm difference between a start up and an operating company and introduce lean startup methodology. The distinguished entrepreneur will inspire us with his entrepreneurial journey and social innovation experience with tips and advice for aspirants.

This workshop will specifically focus on:
  • Social Entrepreneurship, is it for you
  • What does it entail, what are the challenges and rewards?
  • Entrepreneurial Traits and Behavior: Leadership, Personal Assessment, Self Management: Attitude, Enthusiasm, Empathy, Creativity-discover the entrepreneur within.
  • Entrepreneurial Process: Discovery, Concept Development, Resourcing, Actualization and perhaps harvesting.
  • Understand three phases of Startup, Launch and growth and differentiate Start up Search vs Execution.
  • What is lean launch pad methodology
  • Learn from Dr. Dembo distinguished entrepreneur the process of setting up leading clean tech Software Company which makes environmental impact measureable, visible and manageable.
  • Dr Dembo worlds leading authority on risk management will also enlighten how software solutions mitigate environmental risk and drive cost reductions through behavioral change.

Speaker(s) Bio

Allyson Hewitt: Advisor, Social Innovation and Director, Social Entrepreneurship, MaRS Discovery District

Allyson leads the MaRS social innovation practice. Her team works on a broad range of projects-from not-for-profits interested in revenue generation to entrepreneurs committed to social transformation. She brings considerable expertise in the public sector-including the introduction of 211 and several award-winning innovations-to her role.

"MaRS integrates social entrepreneurs into our mission-which makes us unique among innovation centers around the world. It's absolutely the right thing to do-applying the best minds to these seemingly intractable social challenges."

Allyson comes to MaRS from SickKids where, as the Executive Director of Safe Kids Canada, she was an advocate for child safety.

Prior to that, Allyson was the Executive Director of Community Information Toronto, an agency that matches people with services. In this capacity, she led the development of 211, providing three-digit and online access to social service, community and government information. For this work she was awarded the HRDC-sponsored Head of the Public Service Award and several other awards for meritorious public service. She has a BA in Criminology, a degree in Law, a diploma in Public Affairs and post graduate certification in Voluntary Sector Management and Leading Change/Organizational Development.

Dr Dave Valliere, Director, Entrepreneurship Research Institute, Ted Rogers School of Management (Ryerson University)
Dr. Valliere teaches at the Ted Rogers School of Management and conducts research in entrepreneurship, private equity finance, economics and sociology. He has also had a long and varied career in industry, working as a professional engineer and in IT management for a range of large and small companies. He has also worked in commercial banking for several high-tech sectors, and as a venture capitalist in the software industry.

Dr. Valliere has taught at the Schulich School of Business, where he has developed and delivered graduate-level entrepreneurial courses in new venture formation and managing high-growth firms, and has won awards for his excellence in teaching. He has a PhD (Open University), an MBA (Ivey), an MEng in Engineering (Toronto), and a BASc in Engineering (Toronto).

Ron Dembo, CEO and Founder, Zerofootprint
Dr. Ron Dembo is one of the world's leading authorities in risk management. He is also the Founder and CEO of Zerofootprint, a clean tech software and services company that makes environmental impact measurable, visible, and manageable for corporations, governments, institutions, and individuals. Zerofootprint's solutions mitigate environmental risk and drive cost reductions through behavioral change.

Ron is also the founder and former CEO of Algorithmics Incorporated , growing it from a start-up to the world's largest enterprise risk-management software company, with offices in fifteen countries, over 70% of the world's top 100 banks as clients, and consistent recognition as one of Canada's 50 best managed companies.

Prior to this, he had a distinguished ten-year academic career at Yale University where he was cross appointed in Computer Sciences and Operations Research. Dembo has published over sixty technical papers on finance and mathematical optimization, and holds a number of patents in computational finance.

In May 2007, Ron was made a lifetime Fields Institute Fellow. This fellowship is awarded to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Fields Institute, its programs, and to the Canadian mathematical community.

He currently sits on a number of boards and is a member of the Climate Change Adaptation Advisory Committee Canada and was appointed to the Steering Committee of the World Urban Campaign, coordinated by UN-Habitat.