WeTeachStartup giving away five free tickets to entrepreneurship bootcamp


Last week, serial entrepreneur and IBM Canada entrepreneur program lead Qasim Virjee announced the launch of WeTeachStartup, a two-day bootcamp on May 27-28 promising to give entrepreneurs a crash course in building a startup.

BetaKit is partnering with WeTeachStartup to send five lucky people (tickets valued at $500 each) to the bootcamp. Just tell us in the comment section below why you would benefit from taking part in the bootcamp, and we’ll select the winners raffle-style at the BetaKit office.

The bootcamp, which is taking place at devHub at Lighthouse Labs, will include panels and keynotes with Omar Dhalla of Real Ventures, MaRS investment manager Mark Smith, and Sleep Nora co-founder and IDEO fellow Behrouz Hariri. During the weekend, WeTeachStartup will cover business modelling and validation using the lean canvas method, sources of finances (such as pursuing SR&ED, government grants, and equity from angels and VCs), and the best way to pitch a company including feedback from industry professionals. Workshop sessions will be set in a classroom setting where startups will plan and test their business, and at the end, entrepreneurs can connect with entrepreneurs, investors, and CTOs at WeTeachStartup’s invite-only networking social.

Whether you want to learn the basics of building a business before pursuing your idea — or just need a refresher — feel free to comment below for a chance to win. Winners will be announced this Friday, May 20.

For everyone else, BetaKit readers still receive a 50 percent discount on tickets when they use the promo code BetaKit. Tickets can be purchased here.

Related: WeTeachStartup wants to help you learn everything about entrepreneurship in two days

Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang

Freelance tech writer. Former BetaKit News Editor.

16 replies on “WeTeachStartup giving away five free tickets to entrepreneurship bootcamp”
  1. Avatarsays: Sue Duffy

    Pick me please Betakit!! I was recently laid off from a career in the Entertainment industry. I’m currently seeking new avenues of employment and starting my own business is something that hugely appeals to me. I would love to learn from the team at WeTeachStartUp before pursuing my idea. Thanks!

  2. Avatarsays: Nick Seelert

    This would be a fantastic opportunity! I will be graduating this fall with a degree in neurocomputing and am eager to apply my knowledge and skills in both neuroscience and machine learning to the startup space in Canada. This bootcamp would give me what I need to take my ideas into the startup space. Neurotech and data science are hot industries right now and I’d love the opportunity to learn and network through this bootcamp!

  3. Avatarsays: Stephan Peralta

    As a young entrepreneur in an early startup, any advice/inspiration can have a crucial impact on my future. If I had the opportunity, I would ensure to educate my fellow entrepreneurs/colleagues, because what’s the point of obtaining information if you’re not willing to share it (offline & online). Good luck to all!

  4. Avatarsays: Nick Coutu

    My young business is ready to be tested and this opportunity would be perfect bring it past its tipping point. I hope BetaKit picks me!

  5. Avatarsays: Basil Alias

    I love to attend the program.This opportunity will definitely give me how i can take my ideas into next level.I always like technology and startup culture.
    Please pick me.

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