Free business classes for startups in Toronto

In  the past few months, I have dropped in on a number of free classes for startups and entrepreneurs in Toronto. I know that there must be others out there who need to pick up a course here and there to help improve their business. The great thing about these classes is that you don’t have to have won a pitch-off competition or be selected for an incubator program in order to get the benefit of investor advice and training. The drop-in courses are great for learning some basic skills – no matter what stage your business is in.

Here is a list of some of the courses and events that I have discovered to date:

1. MaRS “Entrepreneurship 101 – free seminars held at the MaRS building on Wednesdays at College and University

2. Venture Deli “Minimum Viable Everything” Workshops – a 6-week course happening on Mondays right now at the Yorville Media Centre

3. LeanCoffeeTO – This is a free weekly MeetUp group that discusses key trends and issues around starting your own business

4. SproutUp TOA monthly event that Sprouter hosts at the CourtHouse to showcase new startups and offers Q&A and networking

5. – They have a lot of networking events plus they have a listing that includes some EntrepriseTO events

Do you know of a great free workshop for small businesses in Toronto? If so, please add a comment or send me an e-mail and I’ll add it to the list.

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  1. Thanks for this great listing! Just a note that in addition to Entrepreneurship 101, MaRS offers free workshops for our entrepreneurial clients. See We also have hundreds of videos and other online resources available in our Entrepreneur’s Toolkit at

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