Founder Fundamentals is an 11-week virtual workshop series designed to help you kickstart your entrepreneurial career.

About this Event

About Founder Fundamentals

Interested in building your entrepreneurial skills to launch your startup?

YSpace, York University’s innovation hub, is partnering with the Markham Small Business Centre (MSBC) to host an 11-week educational program called Founders Fundamentals.

Whether you are a professional services company, brick and mortar or technology startup, the program aims to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to succeed. Spanning across topics such as social media marketing, to how to write a business plan, to legal basics and more, this program provides a wide range of learning. In addition, the program connects you with local resources for potential next steps as you progress in your entrepreneurial ventures.

Individuals who attend at least 9 out of the 11 workshops will receive an Innovation York Certificate of Completion, illustratiting their dedication to learning about the essentials of launching a successful business.

About the Workshop

This workshop aims to cover the following items:

  • Types of Business Registration/Structure and it’s pros and cons
  • Hiring employees vs Contractors
  • Shareholder’s Agreements
  • Intellectual Properties
  • CASL


About the Presenter

Alessandro Perri, Associate, Houser Henry & Syron LLP

Alessandro is a business lawyer at Houser Henry & Syron LLP focusing on the needs of growth and mid-market businesses and their owners. He supports clients on corporate-commercial, employment and commercial real estate matters. By establishing deep rooted relationships with his clients, Alessandro’s goal is to become each of his clients’ personal legal advisor—one they can trust to always be by their side when needed most.

*Zoom link will be accessible in your Order Confirmation page emailed to you after registration (click on "Go to Online Event").