This past weekend, glacéau vitaminwater hosted some of Toronto’s hottest doers and hit-makers to get heir think+drink+do on for a day of creation and inspiration at the Coca-Cola Canada head office.

A series of interactive workshops and discussions were led by glacéau vitaminwater’s panel of start-up experts: Michele Romanow (co-founder of Buytopia and Snapsaves, and the newest dragon on Dragons’ Den), JJ Thompson (principal and commercial photographer at Media Needs), Elaine Lui (founder of and co-host on The Social) and Devon Brooks (co-founder of Blo Blow Dry Bar and entrepreneurial mentor at Futurpreneur).

From tips on delivering the perfect sales pitch, to lessons in personal branding, to creating impact with your brand – guests received invaluable advice from vitaminwater’s entrepreneurial mentors, while enjoying delicious eats from The Food Dudes and Coco and Cowe, and of course keeping hydrated with glacéau vitaminwater.

The event also acted as the kick-off to this summer’s vitaminwater #totalboss contest. This national contest will help one lucky Canadian bring their next big idea to life with $10,000 and one-on-one mentorship time with start-up powerhouse, Michele Romanow. From July 1st until September 30th, Canadians can enter by taking a photo that captures what inspires them, posting it on Instagram and including the hashtag #totalboss as well as tagging @vitaminwatercanada. Full contest details can be found on their website

Inspiration abounds! Snap to it. If there’s one major takeaway from this event, it’s that the best way to get started is to GET STARTED AND DO! Bonne chance.