FORWARD is an educational series for entrepreneurial and creative development in #ldnont.

UnLondon is excited to work with our community partners to offer a year-long series of workshops, classes and events that will inspire, educate and enable the entrepreneurial, creative and startup communities across Southwestern Ontario.

Workshops, seminars and events will focus on topics such as grant writing, accounting, raising capital, business development, crowdfunding, creative entrepreneurship, digital media production and more!

FORWARD is brought to you in part by the London Economic Development Corporation.

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Past Events:

Planning for Tomorrow: Retirement and Succession Planning for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners | June 29, 6:30pm - 8:30pm.  Presenter: Stephen Hebden (Financial Security Advisor, Rawling Financial Inc.). 121 Studios, 211 King St. (Novack’s Building).

SEO Essentials for Local Businesses | May 16, 4:30pm - 6:30pm.  Presenter: Corey Shelson (Founder, 44 North Digital Marketing). 121 Studios, 211 King St. (Novack’s Building).

Branding Essentials: Introduction to Branding your Business | April 26, 6:30pm. Presenter: Breck Campbell (B.Des.Hon.  RGD). 121 Studios, 211 King St. (Novack’s Building).

Developing Your First Social Media Strategy: Seminar | March 21, 6:30pm Presenter: Courtney Snippe (Snip Snap Marketing)121 Studios, 211 King St. (Novack’s Building). 

Maximizing Returns: Income Tax Essentials for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses | February 22, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Presenters: Jaclyn Cairns (CPA, CA, HBA) and Rene Zwinkels (CPA, CA) of BDO London. 121 Studios, 211 King St. (Novack’s Building).

Camera Fundamentals | Seminar (Dec 6. 6:30pm-8pm) + Workshop (Dec 13. 6:30pm-8:30pm).  Presenter:  Matt Rossini (MFA in Film Production, UW-Milwaukee). 121 Studios, 211 King St. (Novack’s Building). Presented in partnership with LondonFUSE.

4 Steps to Generating Leads Using Digital Marketing | Nov 30, 4:00pm-6:00pm.  Presenter:  Corey Shelson (Founder, 44 North Digital Marketing). 121 Studios, 211 King St. (Novack’s Building).

Setting up for Success: Accounting Essentials for Startups & Early-stage Entrepreneurs | October 27,  7pm-9pm.  Presenter: Mark Snyders (CPA, CA) and Rene Zwinkels (CPA, CA) of BDO Canada.  121 Studios, 211 King St. (Novack’s Building).

London Portfolio Review 2016 | October 20, 5:30pm-9:30pm.  Presenter:  Adam Malamis & Amanda VanDeven. 121 Studios, 211 King St. (Novack’s Building).

Crafting a Pitch-Perfect Portfolio | July 28, 6:30pm.  Presenter: Breck Campbell.  Brought to you in partnership with LondonFUSE. 121 Studios, 211 King St. (Novack’s Building).

Expanded Cinema Workshop | Apparatus and Methodology April 30, 1pm-5pm.  Presented by Alex MacKenzie.  Brought to you in partnership with the London Ontario Media Arts Association.

Business Model Generation Workshop | April 27, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Presenter:  Nicholas Klisht. @ 121 Studios, 211 King St. (Novack’s Building).

Everything but the Money: What Angel Investors Wish You Knew | April 20, 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Presenter: John Pollock, Managing Director of Southwestern Ontario Angel Group. 121 Studios, 211 King St. (Novack’s Building).

Grant Writing Workshop for Startups & Small Businesses. Presenter: Douglas Hagedorn. March 16, 6:00 - 9:00pm. 121 Studios, 211 King St. (Novack’s Building). 

Rockwell Razors Lunch and Learn: Lessons in Crowdfunding. Presenter: Gareth Everard, Co-Founder of Rockwell Razors. March 10, 1:30 - 2:30 PM. Presented in partnership with TechAlliance.