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Research Guides

Entrepreneurship Research Workshops

This guide outlines the suite of entrepreneurship research workshops provided by the library, including Co-Curricular Record and Graduate Professional Skills workshops. Workshops are open to all students, faculty and staff at the university.

Programming and design workshops for startups

Startup founders need to do a bit of everything. These introductory workshops in programming and design will get you started.

Please note: Workshops with four or fewer attendees will be canceled.  All workshop are free and registration is required. However, if you cannot attend a workshop, and fail to withdraw 48+ hours in advance, thereby preventing others on the waitlist from filling in your spot, your library account will be charged $10 per missed workshop.

Intro to Mobile App Development

This introduction is a high-level tour of the world of app development, for entrepreneurs and others interested in designing or prototyping a mobile app. It is intended to help you understand the app design process and development ecosystem, and the decisions you will need to make during design and development. A laptop is not required for this workshop. This is an introductory workshop for those with very little to no knowledge of mobile app development.

You will leave with:

  • An understanding of mobile app structure and architecture
  • Knowledge of the differences between app architecture types - native vs. hybrid 
  • Ability to identify the tools used in app development
  • Strategies and tools for app marketing and distribution
  • Inspiration for awesome features for your app by browsing the advanced services provided by iOS and Android
  • A preview of how prototypes are turned into functional apps.

When: TBD
Where: TBD
Instructor: Mike Spears, MADLab Manager, mike.spears@utoronto.ca