Where Canada’s Business and Technology Students Connect and Compete: NBTC 2013

There are a ton of business and technology events popping up everywhere – competitions, conferences, networking opportunities, workshops, panels discussions, award shows and more. But Nspire Innovation Network’s National Business and Technology Conference combines them all in one weekend-long event.

The organizers invite you to “catalyze your potential” Canada’s largest business and technology conference, National Business and Technology Conference. (I will be attending the conference to Blog from the event, which also ties in with the Digital Strategy & Communications Management program I’m in at U of T).

The entrepreneurship community is the focus and theme of this year’s NBTC conference, which will provide attendees with perspectives of what it is like to be part of the next generation of disruptive start-ups.

As part of the conference, NBTC13 will be featuring an Entrepreneurship Competition offering $80,000 in prizes, along with a Case Competition and NBTCtalks with 8 successful start-ups.

About 300 young innovators from universities across North America are expected to attend. Nspire says that their delegates are driven, innovative and passionate individuals that understand the benefits of having a diverse skill set, networking and professional development.

“Some people dream of great accomplishments, while others stay awake and realize them.”

Featured Speakers include a Marketing Director from Facebook Canada along with several others, like Bobby Umar and Drew Dudley who I have met and seen speak in the past. Bobby will be speaking about networking in his session “Shaping Leaders: Networking as Gateway to Growth” and Drew will be speaking about how his doctrine on business and leadership can alter your views of the world in “Thriving in the Leadership Economy”.

Workshops include topics like Innovating the Customer Experience, How Entrepreneurial DNA Works, Agile Business Development and more (descriptions here). There will also be Talks on creating a Personalized Brand Experience, and Customer Service in a Social World, both highly relevant to today; along with tips on Building a Mobile Venture, Collaboration in the Entrepreneurial Field, and even Healthcare and Technology.

Follow this blog for more on the NBTC on March 8 and 9, 2013 at Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

The National Business and Technology Conference (NBTC) has been Nspire’s annual flagship event since it started in 2001 by a group of University of Toronto students with the goal of merging the fields of business and technology. This prestigious event brings together 400 young leaders and numerous industry professionals from across North America to participate in interactive workshops, listen to inspiring speakers, compete in the Consulting Case and the Entrepreneurship Competitions, and enrich their networks. Since its inauguration, Nspire’s presence has spread to university and college campuses all across North America. NBTC 2013 will be an amazing experience and a conference not to be missed for tomorrow’s innovators, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders.