5x5

5X5 is is a high energy “TED Talk” style event/ innovator’s forum presented by The Creative Space Collingwood and partners, in order to shine a spotlight on local innovators and companies. 5×5 is like a microphone turned up loud and clear and offers the opportunity for companies to showcase their stuff, share success and challenges they are having while connecting with potential investors, partners employees and customers.

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smOFFICE

smOffice is kind of a DYI system but we connect you to a few mentors to help you get going, we provide some local culture with things like theatre tickets, gifts from Barrie businesses, access to yoga classes and TMCA memberships. 

It’s a Mind, body, soul approach to launching a company.

It’s for creative entrepreneurs who want to launch their great idea within a collaborative startup community, accelerating their business in ways they could never do on their own. 

The last year was 100% Indigenous Startups and we commited to making smOffice a First Nations focus on going.

BLOG POST that shares the “Why?”

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Pitch Planet

This is an interactive and fun pitch event where entrepreneurs showcase their companies to potential customers and investors, get valuable feedback, and compete for a chance to win the grand prize! Partnership event with TruShield and Startup Canada

Timed event with Crowd, Judges interaction

Used a custom voting URL app so both Judges and Audience could vote on pitches.

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TREPDESK

This is an amazing opportunity for community focused companies to support the up and coming business in the Barrie area. When you see how the program works you’ll see what a WIN, WIN, WIN this is!!

The TREP gets space to work, meet and learn for free. Plus mentorship from all the other TCS Treps.

The company gets to feel great about giving back, but also gets a part-time social media intern. Part of the requirements to using the desk is to tweet, post, tag, etc about what you are up to while thanking your sponsor along the way.

The WIN for TCS is we get a little revenue to keep the space rolling along thus helping local small businesses thrive.

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TrepMixer

Designed for the startup, tech, IT and digital industries and is a haven for creative people, nerds, programmers, designers, architects, entrepreneurs, managers, investors and more.

Like Startup Drinks, but not as loud and easier to network and chat.

Typically ask the bar to offer first drink free and get it locally catered.

Collected local downtown door prizes and did draws every 15 minutes.  We took a picture of the winners card and projected them on the screen as to now stop the connecting.

At times we’d have a speaker for 10 miniutes.

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TREPTalks

TrepTalks is a program for local College or University entrepreneur classes where students and proffessor fo their class at TCS. The first half is teaching by their proff and the second is a Q&A with our members in the space (typically an hour)

The Local College Paid TCS for $100 a talk to help.

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MentorMash

A speed dating type mentoring event that invites entrepreneurs and innovators seeking advice to connect with mentors.

Mentor Mash is an event that invites entrepreneurs and innovators seeking advice to connect with mentors. Mentors are people who want to help, are interested in startups and have validated experience.

After a brief introduction to the attendees each participant will rotate through mentors.

Participants should come to the event with a prepared summary of their company, innovative product, idea, or problem. Participants should have a good grasp of the areas of where the mentors can help (legal, digital marketing, raising capital, growth, product development, finance, etc). Participants will spend 8-10 minutes with each mentor before rotating to the next.

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Ignite

Ignite is all about fast and fun presentations. Speakers must build their presentations with 20 slides, each of which is shown for 15 seconds, giving each speaker 5 minutes of fame.

This is not specifically for startups, but a general public speaking event and helped raise some funding for the space each year.

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Open Coffee Club

We get together every other Tuesday at The Creative Space (TCS), downtown Barrie.

8am-9am sharp!

No Commercials, No Sellling.

Inspirational gathering to continue a conversation on the topics that affect business and all that its success can bring to our community: Find new truths, understand old habits, create new paradigms, reach more people, make our communities stronger and full of opportunity for business owners and non-business owners alike.

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SIMCOLAB

SimCoLab is a community-operated workspace where people with common interests, often in computers, technology, science, digital art or electronic art, can meet, socialise and/or collaborate. We exists to develop a community of people interested in making awesome things and promoting the entire cycle.

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