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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 personally interested in attending and think will be useful to anyone in 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). We hope to see you there!
Camp Tech is a technical skills training hub. They provide half and full-day in-person workshops for adults who want to learn digital skills. They create a welcoming environment for those who are hesitant with technology, and emphasize skills that can be put into practice right away.
Event: SEO: How To Drive More Traffic To Your Website
When: March 1, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 304, Toronto, ON
MarketingTO is an event that brings together the worlds of technology, advertising and marketing. Our goal is to share stories and learnings about the collisions and collaborations that happen when we integrate these three interdependent ecosystems.
When: March 5, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street, Toronto, ON
LaunchYU is York University’s entrepreneurship program, where entrepreneurs across campus and in the surrounding community can: CONNECT . COLLABORATE . LEARN . SUCCEED. If you’re interested in exploring entrepreneurship as a viable career option; if you have an idea for a business and need assistance in getting started; or if you have a business but want support in growing it, then LaunchYU is the place for you!
Event: Product Market Fit for your Startup
When: March 6, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Room 519 – Kaneff Tower, 4700 Keele St., North York, ON
Have you taken their HTML and CSS workshop? Looking to expand your web development skills? CSS is a powerful web development language that’s used to create the layout and design for web pages. Without CSS, the web would not be as pretty!
Event: HTML & CSS for Beginners: Learn to Build a One Page Website From Scratch
When: March 6 & 13, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Where: NexJ Systems Inc., 10 York Mills Road #700 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: RIC Centre Entrepreneur Workshop on Boosting Sales
When: March 8, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Xerox Research Centre, 2660 Speakman Drive, Mississauga, ON
Startup School provides fundamental entrepreneurial education to aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs alike. This term, students and founders can take advantage of practical education on topics curated to accelerate a startup’s growth. Join top industry experts, academic thought leaders and seasoned entrepreneurs as they lead sessions on the topics crucial to entrepreneurial success.
Event: The Inside Game: 9 Entrepreneurial Obstacles and how to overcome them
When: March 15, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Ryerson University Student Learning Centre (SLC), 341 Yonge Street, Room 312, Toronto, ON
Each month, the TechToronto Meetup is designed for Toronto technologists to learn something new and meet someone new. You’ll learn from one of the 5x5s: five presentations of five minutes each.
Event: TechToronto Meetup + Afterparty
When: March 19, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: RBC WaterPark Place Auditorium, 88 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto, ON
The Toronto WordPress Group brings together WordPress enthusiasts of all types, whether you are a designer, programmer or end-user; beginner, intermediate, or advanced.
Event: WordPress Toronto – North – Let’s Fix Your WordPress Site
When: March 19, 2018, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Toronto, ON
Toronto Public Library provides free and equitable access to services which meet the changing needs of Torontonians.
Event: How to set up an eCommerce on Amazon
When: March 20, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 35 Fairview Mall Drive, Toronto, ON
Meet and Learn from Toronto Sales Experts. SalesTO is the best way to expand your sales knowledge and network within Toronto’s business and tech community.
Event: SalesTO – The Top Trends Disrupting Sales in 2018
When: March 21, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street, 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: Search Engine Marketing Fundamentals
When: March 21, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: BrainStation Toronto, 460 King Street West, Toronto, ON
HackerNest Tech Socials are a fun, relaxed way to connect with your local tech community. Atmosphere: chill, friendly, unpretentious, agenda-free (no sales pitch), and brimming with Ultra Smart People.
Event: HackerNest Toronto March Tech Social
When: March 26, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Where: TopHat, 151 Bloor St. West, 2nd Floor · Toronto, ON
Connecting Toronto’s startup community of entrepreneurs, visionaries, hustlers, disruptors, hackers and incurable risk-takers!
Event: Social Media Workshop with The Startup Coach
When: March 27, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Workhaus, 30 Wellington St West, 5th floor, Toronto, ON
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 for your business start-up and help develop your management capabilities as your business venture grows.
Event: Social Media Boot Camp
When: March 28, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W, 2nd Floor, Committee Room 3, Toronto, ON
WATERLOO REGION EVENTS
RBC proudly supports TechWR and our region’s rapidly growing community of tech leaders, innovators and enthusiasts. We are committed to revolutionizing the way the world lives, works and banks through technology and innovation.
When: March 7, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m
Where: TBD (Waterloo Region, Ontario)
HackerNest Tech Socials are a fun, relaxed way to connect with your local tech community. Atmosphere: chill, friendly, unpretentious, agenda-free (no sales pitch, yo), and brimming with Ultra Smart people.
Event: HackerNest Kitchener-Waterloo Tech Socials
When: March 12, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m
Where: Catalyst 137, 137 Glasgow St., Kitchener, ON
The Waterloo Region Small Business Centre encourages and contributes to the enterprising spirit and economic vitality of our community by assisting entrepreneurs with the development of new or existing businesses.
Event: Startup Business Basics
When: March 13, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: 50 Dickson Street, Cambridge, ON
The Accelerator Centre is an award winning startup accelerator/incubator dedicated to building and scaling sustainable, globally competitive technology firms, commercializing advanced research technologies emerging from academic institutions, and enabling corporation to pursue innovation initiatives in a way that is both effective and efficient.
Event: Business & Design
When: March 24, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m
Where: University of Waterloo Stratford Campus, 125 Saint Patrick Street, Stratford, ON
Silicon Halton organizes a number of events throughout the year in the Halton region, including Burlington, Oakville, and Milton. Their monthly meetups and Peer2Peer events have three main components: a key note 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 wants to learn more about business best practices.
Event: Silicon Halton Day @ MEVIC
Once each month the Innovation Centre opens its doors to Silicon Halton members. Whether this your first opportunity to experience co-working or your 15th time, join fellow Silicon Halton members, and Innovation Centre members, at our monthly Silicon Halton Day at the MEV in Milton.
When: March 2, 2018, drop-in anytime 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Milton Education Village – Innovation Centre: 555 Industrial Drive, Milton, ON
HalTech is the leading source of support and personal services for tech and advanced manufacturing entrepreneurs in Halton. They assist Halton’s entrepreneurs and technology companies with developing their ideas and commercializing their products/services as well as establishing and expanding their businesses.
Event: M3 Marketing Masters Meetup
When: March 7, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: Haltech Hub @TechPlace, 5500 North Service Road, Suite 801 Burlington, 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: Closing The Deal: From Presentation To Negotiation
When: March 2, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 175 Longwood Rd S, Hamilton, ON
Join us for our next meetup! Come and meet other WordPress users, developers, bloggers and more in and around Hamilton.
Event: March meetup – Learn WordPress + Happiness Bar!
When: March 8, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: CoMotion on King, 115 King St East · Hamilton, ON
Innovation Guelph is building prosperity for community wellbeing by providing mentorship and business support programs and services to help innovative enterprises start, grow and thrive.
Event: Ignite, Empower, Innovate
When: March 8, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Hanlon Convention Centre, 26-340 Woodlawn Road West, Guelph, ON
CBaSE (the Centre for Business and Student Enterprise) is housed within the College of Business + Economics and is home to all things entrepreneurship at at the University of Guelph.
Event: Startup; Eatup – Pitching
When: March 14, 2018, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: PAHL 1810, 419 Gordon St., Guelph, ON
When: March 31, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Fionn MacCool’s, 494 Edinburgh Rd S, N/E corner of Stone and Edinburgh, Guelph, ON
The Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre runs a variety of events geared towards both new start-up businesses as well as existing businesses. Whether you are looking for information about writing a business plan, or perhaps looking at new avenues for marketing your business – they have a seminar for you.
Event: How to Write A Business Plan
When: March 6, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: 4321 Queen Street, Niagara Falls, 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: The MarCom Toolkit (Marketing Communication)
When: March 23, 29, April 6 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Cairns Building, Room 207, Brock University, 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catherines, ON
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 resources and programming. They are entrepreneur-led and are committed to the long-term success and sustainability of our community.
Event: Startup Drinks Niagara
When: March 28, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Where: TBA (Niagara, ON)
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