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Every month our team compiles a list of startup and small business events in Toronto and Southwestern Ontario that we’re interested in attending and think will be useful to the startup and small business community.
Some of these events may fill up fast, so if you’re interested in attending please register quickly. Business events are generally free of charge unless a price is listed. If you’re hosting an event or come across one that you think should be included here, feel free to contact us with your suggestion(s).
TORONTO AND GTA EVENTS
Camp Tech is a tech skills training hub. They provide half and full-day in-person workshops for adults who want to learn website and digital skills. They create a welcoming environment for those who are hesitant around technology, and we emphasize skills that can be put into practice right away.
Event: Photoshop For Beginners
When: February 1, 2017, 6:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 639 Queen Street West, 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON
Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre
Whether you are starting or growing a small business, or just thinking about it, the Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC) can help you.
Event: Start Your Small Business – The Basics
When: February 2, 2017, 6:30 p.m – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Central Library, 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd W, Mississauga, ON
Price: $13.25 plus tax
Enterprise Toronto is a one-stop source to start and grow your small business. Their team of small business advisors can help you make the right decisions during your business start-up and help develop your management capabilities as your business venture grows.
Event: Web Presence Boot Camp
When: February 7, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St W, 2nd Floor, Committee Room 4, Toronto, ON
StartupTech Unleashed Inc.
StartupTech Unleashed Inc was created by the need of new and existing business startups to help them foster growth and to nurture their idea from the ideation stage to global domination. We will be focusing on Startup, Tech & Social Innovation.
Event: StartupTech Unleashed Meetup
When: February 7, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Verkspace, 32 Britan, Toronto, ON
As the Entrepreneur and Innovation Hub for Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon, the RIC Centre offers a comprehensive range of support services to entrepreneurs for free, including mentorship and advisory services, hands-on workshops and networking events.
Event: Growing Your Business – February Funding
When: February 9, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: Xerox Research Centre of Canada, 2660 Speakman Drive, Mississauga, ON
Each month, TechToronto Meetup is designed for Toronto technologists to learn something new and meet someone new. You’ll learn something new from one of our 5x5s, or five presentations of five minutes each.
Event: TechToronto Meetup + Afterparty
When: February 13, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Where: RBC WaterPark Place Auditorium, 88 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto, ON
Toronto Board of Trade
The Toronto Board of Trade facilitates opportunities for knowledge sharing, networking, business development, and city building. It is the authoritative voice of Canada’s most prominent business community.
Event: Mapping Your Customers’ Journey Across Touchpoints
When: February 15, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: Toronto Region Board of Trade, 1 First Canadian Place, 4th Floor, Toronto, ON
Ladies Learning Code
Have you taken our HTML and CSS workshop? Looking to expand your web development skills? Wonder what all this CSS3 stuff is about? CSS is a powerful language used to create layout and design for web pages. Without CSS, the web would not be as pretty!
Event: HTML and CSS for Beginners: Build a One Page Website From Scratch
When: February 18, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: HackerYou, 483 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
MaRS Discovery District
MaRS is where entrepreneurs get the help they need, where all kinds of people meet to spark new ideas, and where a global reputation for innovation is being earned, one success story at a time.The often-free events at MaRS are ideal for start-ups, science, technology and social entrepreneurs looking to make connections and learn more about a particular aspect of business.
Event: HTML 500 Toronto
Toronto ranks amongst the top 10 startup ecosystems in the world and much of its future will be built on code. The city is recognized as a global innovation hub and there has never been a more important time than now for everyone to learn how to code to ensure we become leaders over the next decade.
When: February 18, 2017, 9:30 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
Where: MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street, Toronto, ON
Startup Toronto is a grass roots entrepreneur-led community of Startup Canada. We connect our members to the startup ecosystem in Toronto, foster a supportive home for all entrepreneurs, and provide programs and tools that help accelerate business growth.
Event: Social Media Workshop
When: February 22, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: TribalScale, 48 Yonge Street Suite 500, Toronto, ON
BrainStation is a progressive educational institution that is powering the next generation of creators. BrainStation is education for the 21st century, where business, creativity, and technology collide.
Event: #SocialMediaTO – A Panel Discussion on Social Media
When: February 23, 2017, 6:45 p.m.
Where: BrainStation Toronto, 460 King Street West, Toronto, ON
Event:Small Business Network: Using Brand Ambassadors to Promote Your Start-up
When: February 28, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 35 Fairview Mall Drive, Toronto, ON
WATERLOO REGION EVENTS
Founded by a group of dedicated entrepreneurs in 1997, Communitech is Waterloo Region’s hub for the commercialization of innovative technologies. Over the years, they have supported and helped build a tech cluster of nearly 1,000 companies that now generates more than $30 billion in revenue.
Event: Social Media for the Sales Team
When: February 21, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Where: Communitech Hub, 151 Charles Street West, Suite 100, Kitchener, ON
Velocity is a leading entrepreneurship program at the University of Waterloo, and the largest free startup incubator in North America. From idea to product creation to commercialization, Velocity is committed to providing the knowledge, tools, space and network that startups and entrepreneurs need for success.
Event: Setup Your Business Like a Boss
When: February 8, 2017, 7:30 p.m – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Velocity Start, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON
Waterloo Region Small Business Centre
The Waterloo Region Small Business Centre encourages and contributes to the enterprising spirit and economic vitality of our commmunity by assisting entrepreneurs with the development of new or existing businesses.
Event: Startup Business Basics
When: February 8, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
Where: 200 King ST W, Kitchener, ON
Innovation Factory helps advance Hamilton’s innovation community and serves as an inspiring, expert resource for entrepreneurs that fosters connections across the community and accelerates growth.
Event: Sales Peer2peer: Sales and Marketing Lessons from Viziya with Sean Licata
Join us to hear him speak on the enterprise sales and marketing strategies that VIZIYA used to grow to the Hamilton technology leader to what it is today. Sean will cover tactics, strategies, CRM, marketing automation, and tools
When: February 8, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Road South, #101a, Hamilton, ON
HalTech is the leading source of support and personal service for tech and advanced manufacturing entrepreneurs in Halton. They assist Halton’s entrepreneurs and technology companies with developing their ideas, commercializing their products/services and establishing and expanding their businesses.
Event: ScaleUp Espresso
Join us as we caffeinate and have open discussions with Vince Mifsud around how to strategically scale-up your company.
When: February 3, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Where: Goldstar Café, 350 Lakeshore Road East Oakville, ON
Silicon Halton organizes a number of events throughout the year in the region Halton which including Burlington, Oakville, and Milton. Their monthly meetups and Peer2Peer has three main components; a key notes presentation, a get to know a member presentation, and time set out for networking. These events are catered to anyone at a startup – especially in the tech industry – that want to learn more about business best practices.
Event: Sell Online – An Ecommerce Primer
When: February 13, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Halton HiVE, 901 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON
Innovate Niagara is a member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs, a network of regional and provincial not-for-profit organizations that deliver services and programs to help entrepreneurs succeed.
Event: Improving Prosperity for Niagara’s Women Business Owners
When: February 2, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: St. Catharines Enterprise Centre, 1 St. Paul St. Suite A301, St. Catharines, ON
St. Catharines Enterprise Centre
The St. Catharines Enterprise Centre provides the information, tools and resources that entrepreneurs need to launch and grow their business. Aspiring and existing entrepreneurs are serviced through many support services, including a number of informative seminars and events.
Event: Building your Business Online Seminar
When: February 15, 2017, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: 1 St. Paul Street, 3rd Floor, Suite A301, St. Catharines, ON
Startup Drinks Niagara
Startup Drinks is a monthly networking event for Niagara Startups and those interested in the Niagara business community. Startup Niagara is a place for budding and seasoned entrepreneurs alike to gather, learn from each other and get access to invaluable resource and programming. We are entrepreneur-led and committed to the long-term success and sustainability of our community.
When: February 22, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Are we missing any startup or small business events? Let us know and we’ll add it to the list.
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