Startup School 2012
Do you have a great idea that you want to turn into a great business? Do you want to learn more about the entrepreneurial path? If you are a third or fourth year undergraduate student or a graduate student in the Faculty of Engineering, consider coming to Startup School.
What is Startup School?
Startup School is a two-day course designed to show you how to build a great company. Hosted by veteran entrepreneur, Michael Sikorsky, you’ll learn from real-world examples of what to do and what not do when starting your own business.
Who is Michael Sikorsky?
Michael Sikorsky is a former University of Alberta computer engineering student and current CEO of Calgary-based Robots and Pencils, winner of the 2010 Innovation/Leadership Award from Digital Alberta. He is a programmer, entrepreneur and investor.
Just six months after starting his first full-time engineering job, Michael quit the 9-5 life to take on a three month consulting contract. Soon after, he began working for himself as a software designer. Since then, he has established and sold six startups, including the software firm Servidium which was bought by Thoughtworks.
In addition to establishing startups, Michael has spoken at conferences and universities throughout the world, including Cyberport Hong Kong, MESH Toronto, Community 2.0 Las Vegas, Harvard Business School, MIT and Stanford. Michael has raised over $10 million for his ventures, won the Great Canadian Pitch-Off at the Canadian Venture Forum, was named Canada’s Internet Revolutionary by Profit magazine, as well as one of Alberta Venture’s 50 most influential Albertans and Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 under 40. He is also a reasonably active angel investor with portfolio companies across North America.
How to Apply for Startup School?
Apply by filling out this form by September 30, 2012. Space is limited to 20 people.
Date and Time
Saturday October 20, 2012 – Sunday, October 21, 2012.
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Electrical & Computer Engineering Research Facility