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Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre (King Room)

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Do you have a great idea for your club or for a startup but don’t know where to take it? Looking for ways to stand out among your peers?

Every high school student wants to stand out. Whether they are looking to make an impact by leading a club or by starting their own startup or non-profit, they need essential leadership & entrepreneurial skills to stand out, especially when it comes to college admissions.

Join us for our workshop, where we will talk through the most effective skills in testing and launching an idea whether within an organization ("intrapreneurship") or from scratch (entrepreneurship). We will also speak about what admissions officers are looking for in student's extracurriculars. The workshop will be tailored to both parents and students! Get ahead of the curve and use this workshop as a powerful springboard to launch your student's extracurricular activity and skillset to the next level.

In this workshop, we will show students how to:

  • Initiate and execute change within your club, school, or community
  • Validate your product, prototype, and create a minimum viable product (MVP)
  • Develop and showcase your leadership and creative skills
  • Translate these important attributes onto your college application

Afterwards, mix and mingle with our speakers who have spent their lives pursuing their passion through designing, creating, and innovating in the startup world. All of our speakers are well versed in the college admissions space. Pizza and refreshments will be provided!

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Vik V - Carnegie Mellon

Vik is a former management consultant at A.T. Kearney, where he focused on strategy development, M&A and operations management for clients in sectors ranging from financial services to retail to telecom. He was also a VC with a seed-stage fund where he identified startups to invest in and was on the board of directors for 2 startups. He has an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, and degrees in engineering management from Carnegie Mellon and computer engineering from Virginia Tech. He leads our operations in Toronto and Vancouver.

Jonah M - Harvard

Jonah hails from Chicago, Illinois and is currently pursuing a Social Studies degree with a focus on Economics from Harvard. His path to Harvard was strenuous at best — as an early action applicant, he was deferred and ultimately waitlisted during the regular decision round. However, luck was on his side when he received a call from the admission’s department inviting him to join the freshman class in May of his senior year. Since his matriculation to Harvard, Jonah has developed a strong background in management consulting through his work with the Harvard College Consulting Group and the TAMID Group. He spent his last summer interning at the Israeli VC firm Arba Finance in Tel Aviv and forging connections in the fast-paced startup ecosystem.

George B - Harvard

George graduated from Harvard with a degree in Sociology and secondary field in African American Studies, hailing all the way from Brentwood, England. He embarked upon four years of exploring newfound and once-abandoned interests in equal measure, taking a range of classes in psychology, philosophy, Chinese, and more, and committing to various extracurriculars every semester. He performed in and music directed various musicals, played clarinet and saxophone in college orchestras, and sang for the Harvard University Choir and the annually-touring Harvard Krokodiloes, but he also managed to squeeze in positions with a Boston after-school tutoring program, a drug and alcohol peer advising committee, and an annual fashion show. In his 4 years of experience in the college admissions consulting industry, he has helped international high school students develop application profiles strong enough to earn positions at colleges such as UCLA, NYU, Cornell, and Columbia.

So what are you waiting for?! Come and see how you can launch your next big idea!



Can't make it but want information on college admissions? E-mail toronto@crimsoneducation.org to set up an appointment.

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