How do we navigate and adapt during challenging times? Our economy faces challenges stemming from interconnected issues including inflation and affordability, concern over global financial institutions, geo-political turmoil and more. It is no wonder that everyone from families and communities to small business owners is asking themselves how to best protect their financial well-being, while confronting these challenges head-on to have a positive social impact. 

Join Desjardins and University of Toronto Entrepreneurship (UTE) along with a senior panel of CEOs, entrepreneurs and social leaders to discuss the benefits of harnessing an entrepreneurial mindset.  This in-person event on U of T’s downtown campus invites attendees to engage in a candid conversation to explore how innovation, creativity and collaboration provide answers to our most pressing challenges and reason for optimism.  

The panel discussion will be followed by a reception. An audience of U of T students, small business owners and young business professionals will be invited to stay after the discussion to network with leaders from Desjardins, U of T and the innovation and small business ecosystem.  




About the Desjardins and U of T Partnership
Desjardins partnered with University of Toronto Entrepreneurship (UTE) starting in 2022. The Desjardins Speaker Series is part of a three-year commitment as a lead partner for UTE that includes the prestigious Desjardins Startup Prize and a financial literacy workshop for founders in the fall of 2023.