Aspiring entrepreneurs: Kickstart your business with a solid plan
Futurpreneur and RBC Future Launch proudly present Rock My Business, a free, virtual, three-part workshop series that will help you develop your idea, get started on your business plan and create a viable cashflow for your business-all while connecting with like-minded entrepreneurs in your community and across Canada.
If you're aged18-39and need direction to develop your business idea, have a strong business idea OR recently launched a small business that you'd like to grow, register today for our next series of workshops.
Three-Part Workshop Series
Whether you need advice on shaping your business idea or want help transforming it into a solid business plan, we have three workshops to help you move your business forward.
Note: Participants who complete at least two of the workshops are eligible to receive one-on-one coaching for free from our Entrepreneurs in Residence, helping you strengthen your idea and business plan further.
BIG news for aspiring small business owners: You could win $10,000 to help launch your start-up! Futurpreneur and RBC proudly present the RBC Rock My Business Startup Awards, eight awards of $10k each given annually to diverse, young, aspiring entrepreneurs from across Canada, helping kickstart their businesses. Learn how to apply for the awards here.
Take this workshop if have a good grasp of your business idea and want to develop the foundations of a solid business plan.
Learn the essential elements of a successful business plan
Begin writing the four key sections of the business plan (Company Profile, Marketing Activities, Market Research, and Operations)
Identify the gaps, goals and next steps required to complete the business plan
Note: We recommend that all participants also register for the subsequent workshop, Rock My Cash Flow.
Sessions fill up fast, register now to guarantee your spot!
Each workshop is led by experts based in regions across Canada, scheduled to take place in the time zones indicated. To connect with aspiring entrepreneurs in your community and learn about setting up a business in your region, we recommend you register for the session closest to you.
If your region is not listed or if you would prefer to join another session, you are welcome to register for the session that best suits your schedule, taking into account the time zone.
If your regional workshop is sold out, please register for another regional workshop that suits your schedule.
Note: Participation (with camera) is highly encouraged throughout the workshops (with the exception of breaks), as we will encourage participation in breakout rooms, open collaboration and the sharing of ideas. As such, we ask that you have a working webcam or built-in camera, as well as a working microphone. To foster collaboration and focus, we request that all attendees join from a quiet space with minimal background distraction.
To increase the number of technology companies that start and grow in the Okanagan
We do this in two ways:
1. Helping to develop and support a vibrant entrepreneurial, creative and innovative technology community.
Our community ranges from students and aspiring entrepreneurs to startups and early stage companies; as well as established technology companies and the wide range of service providers who are critical to our industry
Our objective is to encourage people to start and grow technology companies!
2. Offering programs that support entrepreneurs and technology companies looking to start, accelerate and grow.
These programs combine elements such as needs assessments, hands on coaching, mentorship, and access to world class expertise - including connections provincially, nationally and internationally.
Our objective is to help entrepreneurs and companies accelerate their growth and maximize their opportunity