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The Next 36 THOUSAND

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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The Next 36 THOUSAND

Yesterday morning’s Demo Day and Graduation for the 2nd cohort of the Next 36 program got me excited about the possibilities for building a culture of entrepreneurship in Canada.  Clear in its goal of being an elite program for “Canada’s most promising and innovative undergraduates”, N36 is a microcosm of what we can be accomplish […]

Toronto Entrepreneur Mentorship Programs

Thursday, August 2, 2012

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Toronto Entrepreneur Mentorship Programs

Change Inc CYBF Startup Program CYBF moMENTum Driven Accelerator Group EO Forum Groups  Evan Carmichael Entrepreneur Mastermind Extreme Startups MaRS Commons MaRS JOLT Mentor Exchange Ryerson DMZ School for Social Entrepreneurs Summer Company – Enterprise Toronto The Next 36 TiE Women In Leadership Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund

5 Outcomes of Speed Mentoring

Saturday, April 14, 2012

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5 Outcomes of Speed Mentoring

  Protégés will receive advice and leading questions to overcome challenges and see new opportunities.  This is where the question of how much reflective advice can be shared in under 5 minutes – and the answer is not a lot. So this requires two important pieces of preparation for this to be a success: i) […]

Ontario Entrepreneur Mentors Project (OEMP)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

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Ontario Entrepreneur Mentors Project (OEMP)

Are you and Entrepreneur in Ontario looking for a mentor? I want to help. As part of an event I’m producing for the Ontario Centres of Excellence, I’m mapping out and getting connected with all of the entrepreneur mentorship programs in Ontario. This morning as I was challenging myself to really make this a meaningful […]

Student Competitions are Opportunities to Meet Mentors

Friday, March 2, 2012

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Tonight as I judged Laurier Entrepreneurship Competition – I was struck not only by the entrepreneurial talent of the competitors, but also by the pedigree of the judging panel: Colleen Moorehead – Founder of E*Trade and Chief Client Officer at Osler Ted Hastings – President at Cyberplex Marc de Grave – Embedded Executive and VP Business […]

Be a Leader…Be a Mentor

Thursday, April 28, 2011

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Be a Leader…Be a Mentor

Yesterday, I was speaking with the coordinator of a University mentorship program and was surprised to hear that for one of their programs (student-to-student), the number of mentors exceeded the number of mentees.  Their gap is unique—for most programs, the demand for mentors far exceeds the supply. Last week at JCI Toronto’s launch of Mentor2Lead, […]

Her confidence soared…

Thursday, January 20, 2011

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Her confidence soared…

“Her confidence soared as she realized she had something to offer.” A New Canadian with a backgroung in Food Management, Tolulope didn’t really hit her stride in Canada until she engaged a mentor and showed what she was made of as a volunteer.  Check out her mentorship success story in the Toronto Star.  This is […]

Mentoring – Guest Post by Donna Messer

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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Mentoring – Guest Post by Donna Messer

Mentoring is increasingly being recognized as important in career and small business development. It has been acknowledged that companies thrive when they have some form of mentoring as part of their growth. The trend toward mentoring has grown dramatically throughout the world and today, many companies automatically assigning a mentor to new employees. The following […]

MENTORnetwork Launch at JCI Toronto’s Apres Work Social @ The Ballroom

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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MENTORnetwork Launch at JCI Toronto’s Apres Work Social @ The Ballroom

Jeremy will be celebrating the launch of MENTORnetwork at JCI Toronto’s Apres Work Social @ The Ballroom, Wednesday, February 26 starting at 6pm.

JCI Toronto – “How to Find a Mentor” Workshop

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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JCI Toronto – “How to Find a Mentor” Workshop

In this workshop, MENTORnetwork Founder Jeremy O’Krafka will explore: The “what’s” and “why’s” of mentorship (how you can benefit from mentorship in your career) A Mentorship Roadmap Exercises in determining: What you’re looking for in a mentor How/where you can meet them Guidelines for effective mentor interaction To Register – go to: http://guestli.st/42150

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