Events

As the largest ratified business technology club at Western University, the Founders Network is proud to announce that we have expanded our collection of events to encompass everything from coding educationals to case competitions. Take a glimpse into what we have in store for you this year, just know that you too can become a Founder.

Annual General Meeting

Your first opportunity to meet other Founders Network members and the executive team, an overview of the year ahead, and information about Director applications and hiring.

Entrepreneurship

Member Social Events

Several events will be held throughout the year exclusively for club members, ranging from dinners to networking sessions and club nights.

Entrepreneurship

Global Entrepreneurship Week

A variety of events including a startup showcase and pitch competition. Perfect for all aspiring entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurship

Idea-A-Thon

Similar to the concept of a Hackathon, the Idea-A-Thon event will focus on the generation of a viable business idea. With your own selected groups, and then randomly assigned groups, teams will analyze market needs and trends to conceptualize viable businesses in multiple rounds.

Entrepreneurship

Future View Conference

In a fast moving world with new innovations emerging frequently, taking a moment to stop and analyze the present allows for a clearer view of the future. The Future View Conference will focus on the newest innovations of today, with a focus on where the future may lead. Delegates will hear from industry speakers, researchers, and interact in group sessions.

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial Speaker Series

Interested in entrepreneurship? Get the inside scoop from speakers who have experienced working within situations of extreme uncertainty. Speakers will give a presentation followed by a question and answer period.

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial Social Nights

Diverse teams are critical to success in a startup. Entrepreneurial social nights provide an opportunity to meet like-minded peers who may very well end up being a cofounder down the road.

Entrepreneurship

Tech Consulting Case Competition

The annual Founders Network Microsoft Case Competition intends to promote students from a non-technical background to become more involved with utilizing technological platforms in a business setting.

Industry

Resume Workshops

New to the Founders Network this year, Resume Workshops will be held aiming to help members develop, tailor and improve resumes in accordance to your field of work or study.

Industry

Careers Panel

The Careers Panel aims on bringing students and industry experts alike to cultivate new connections through sharing experiences and communicating individual journeys.

Industry

Career Fair

Placing a strong emphasis on tech based companies, the first annual Founders Network Career Fair aims to connect students with startups and big name companies.

Industry

Algorithms Practice

With interviews becoming increasingly more technical nowadays, Algorithms Practice aims to alleviate any issues, concerns or uncertainty when it comes to tricky technical interview questions.

Industry & Education

Kickstarter Workshop

Creating, developing and maintaining a startup or a business can be a very hard and extraneous task if one does not have the proper resources or industry experts to talk to. Founders Network Kickstarter Workshops aim to help future entrepreneurs and emerging startups develop and strengthen their skills, knowledge and businesses.

Industry

Monthly Educationals

Monthly educationals are held to enlighten students about new and upcoming technologies, as well as introduce students to the main technologies used in the big tech companies.

Education

Projects

The Founders Network will allow members to participate in project development. Led by experienced developers, the aim of these projects is get members familiar with the technologies that will help them create an MVP for their startup or land a software engineering job

Education

Project Showcase

Members will have a chance to present the projects they worked on throughout each term. This is the time to talk about challenges overcome, skills learned, and hear some feedback from fellow students.

Education