Develop your startup mindset.
Learn to tackle real-world problems.
Co-create with design thinkers & makers.
DesignJam Toronto is our "big tent" jamboree, an all-day gathering of 120 design leaders & learners, sharing ideas & tools while working to understand and reframe a complex problem. On Saturday March 28 at MaRS in downtown Toronto, this event centres on the massive challenges and opportunities for traffic and transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Nicknamed "TrafficJam," the event enables aspiring entrepreneurs, mentors and teams to conceive and develop creative perspectives and innovative actions.
DesignJam is a new service that offers design thinking & creative business skills for young startups & social innovators. DesignJam provides coaching, mentorship and practical, hands-on skills in design, business & futures thinking.
We launched DesignJam in January 2015 at Toronto Design Offsite Festival's event entitled, Thinking Like a Designer. The launch presentation may be viewed here:
Developed and delivered by sLab in close collaboration with faculty from OCAD University's Strategic Foresight & Innovation MDes program, DesignJam is funded by the Government of Ontario through Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE), Ontario's innovation system, made up of regional and sector focused orgarizations designed to help Ontario-based entrepreneurs rapidly grow their companies and create jobs. For more information visit onebusiness.ca
Pre-competitive purposes / innovation / research / collaboration refers to early stage, multi-sector, “market development” efforts that aim to open up space and capacity for cooperation & competition by developing knowledge, expectations, standards.