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By Angela Thibert – Angela is a student volunteer for Startup Weekend Etobicoke

If you can see yourself becoming an entrepreneur in the future then Startup Weekend Etobicoke is for you. Come share in an event where creativeness and innovation are celebrated. Startup Weekend Etobicoke is the place to meet others just like you who all share the common goal to build their own business.

Fortunately we have something that can set you apart- the chance to be mentored by several industry professionals who have once been in your shoes. Here are some more amazing coaches that will be around throughout the weekend.

Jacqueline Spicer

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Jacqueline is the president and creative director at INK TANK Design and Communications. Her company has won many awards for its work as a design and communications firm. Jacqueline’s expertise lies in marketing, public relations, and event management. Aside from this she enjoys writing, and brings that creative flair wherever she goes.

Hadi Aladdin

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Hadi is the Co-founder and CEO of CoursePeer Inc and various other organizations in the Middle East and North America. His different organizations touch on a wide array of topics from education, technology, digital advertising, and agriculture.  With such an extensive range of experiences, he can be classified as a social entrepreneur working towards a vision. As well, he is an experienced start-up mentor, author, and speaker. 

Mark Stoiko

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Mark is a professor at the Humber College Business School, where he loves to teach about business planning, general management, marketing, and sales. Before he started teaching, he ran his own advertising agency and marketing research firms. This is not his first time mentoring start-ups either. He has shared his knowledge and expertise with young entrepreneurs for many years.

If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, you do not want to miss this opportunity to turn your ideas into action. All of these industry professionals will be available to offer the advice, knowledge and expertise you are looking for, whatever your business idea! Startup Weekend Etobicoke is the first step in getting where you want to go, so come out and make the most of it.

Stay turned for a look inside the judging panel that is lined up for Startup Weekend Etobicoke.

Sarah Lenarcic