Founder Fundamentals - Top 5 Mistakes from a First Time Founder

January 28, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Founder Fundamentals is an 11-week virtual workshop series designed to help you kickstart your entrepreneurial career.

About Founder Fundamentals
Interested in building your entrepreneurial skills to launch your startup? YSpace, York University’s innovation hub, is partnering with the Markham Small Business Centre (MSBC) to host an 11-week educational program called Founders Fundamentals.

Whether you are a professional services company, brick and mortar or technology startup, the program aims to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to succeed. Spanning across topics such as social media marketing, to how to write a business plan, to legal basics and more, this program provides a wide range of learning. In addition, the program connects you with local resources for potential next steps as you progress in your entrepreneurial ventures.

Individuals who attend at least 9 out of the 11 workshops will receive an Innovation York Certificate of Completion, illustrating their dedication to learning about the essentials of launching a successful business.

About the Workshop

This workshop aims to cover the following items:

  • Overall learnings as a First Time Founder
  • What are the pitfalls to avoid
  • Advice to be set up for success

About the Presenter

Rishabh Varshney

Rishabh was previously the CEO of Buy with Impact, a credit card which lets users offset their carbon footprint from spending automatically. Prior to BWI, Rishabh worked at Facebook on Messenger monetization to scale revenue, and was the Chief Product Officer at, a bartering community which scaled to 500,000+ members in 250+ cities globally. Rishabh has been building and scaling teams across financial services, marketplaces and community-driven applications since 2010

*Zoom link will be accessible in your Order Confirmation page emailed to you after registration (click on "Go to Online Event").