Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is a collection of activities, competitions, and events that celebrate entrepreneurship and make it easier for anyone to start and grow a company. From November 8-14, 2021, GEW is rallying almost every nation in the world to empower its entrepreneurs and encourage its citizens to find new and better ways of doing things.

Many faculties, departments, and clubs across McMaster University are coming together to celebrate GEW 2021. To see all of the events taking place on campus, visit McMaster's GEW2021 web page.

To celebrate with MGD Health Innovation, Commercialization & Entrepreneurship, join us for our free webinars (below) and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram

From Steeltown to Innovation City: The Emerging Health Startup Ecosystem

November 9, 2021, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
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Where do you go to bring your innovative idea to life? This session is designed for those wishing to better understand the McMaster University and local Hamilton innovation ecosystems. By the end of the 60-minute session, you will:

  • Describe various types of organizations and the ways in which they contribute to idea exploration and development
  • Identify key members of the McMaster University and Hamilton innovation ecosystem
  • Understand types of resources that are appropriate for different stages of innovation development, using Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs).

Presenters

  • Sarrah Lal - Assistant Professor of Health Innovation at Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine; Director, Health Ventures Development)
  • Frances Lasowski - Adjunct Assistant Professor at McMaster University; Executive Director, C20/20 Innovation Hub

Kill Your Darlings

November 12, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET
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How do you tell a good idea from a great one? This session is designed for those wishing to focus in on the best opportunity for impact. By the end of the 60-minute session you will:

  • Explain the importance of needs-based approaches to uncover unmet needs in healthcare
  • Apply a simple checklist to prioritize opportunities for health innovation.
  • Reframe ideas to illustrate value from multiple stakeholder perspectives.

Presenters

  • Sarrah Lal - Assistant Professor of Health Innovation at Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine; Director, Health Ventures Development
  • Abubaker Khalifa - Medical Director, NXT Biomedical and Critical Care Physician at Joseph Brant Hospital


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