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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!
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: MaRS Fall Intensive: Starting Lean: Value Proposition
When: September 4, 11 & 18, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: 101 College Street, MaRS Discovery District, Toronto, ON
Price: Starts at $75.00
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: September 10, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: 460 King Street West, 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: Ask the Expert – Marketing & Sales – Sept 10
When: September 10, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street, North York, ON
Toronto Public Library provides free and equitable access to services which meet the changing needs of Torontonians.
Event: Start or Grow Your Business with Enterprise Toronto
When: September 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m
Where: Maria A. Shchuka Meeting Room, 1745 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, ON
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 Academy: Marketing- How To Write Like A Boss
When: September 12, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Spaces Queen West, 180 John Street, Toronto, ON
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: Digital Marketing On A Shoestring Budget
When: September 12, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 304, 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: TechTO & Afterparty
When: September 17, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: RBC WaterPark Place Auditorium, 88 Queen’s Quay West, 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: How to Jump Start Your Digital Marketing
When: September 20, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Mount Pleasant Village Library (The Paul Hunt Room), 100 Commuter Drive, Brampton, 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!
When: September 22, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Canada Learning Code HQ, 129 Spadina Avenue, 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 September Tech Social
When: September 24, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Each SalesTO is designed for Toronto technologists to learn how to improve their selling and connect with other industry professionals. Panel discussions consist of a diverse selection of leading sales people from Toronto technology companies, big or small.
Event: SalesTO – September Edition
When: September 25, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street, Toronto, ON
Connecting Toronto’s startup community of entrepreneurs, visionaries, hustlers, disruptors, hackers and incurable risk-takers!
Event: Marketing & PR Workshop
When: September 25, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Workhaus Commerce Court South, 30 Wellington Street West, 5th floor, Toronto, ON
WATERLOO REGION EVENTS
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 September Tech Social
When: September 10, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m
Where: 57 Erb St W · Waterloo, 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: September 13, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: 100 Regina St., Waterloo, ON
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: Sales Leaders Social Kick-off Session
When: September 18, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Abe Erb, 151 Charles Street West · Kitchener, 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: I Hate Networking! Give Me DJs And Pizza!
When: September 27, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Accelerator Centre, 295 Hagey Boulevard, Main Area, Waterloo, 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: Start Me Up! Clinics for early-stage entrepreneurs
When: September 19, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: MEV Innovation Centre, 555 Industrial Drive, Milton, 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: Women In Tech Peer2Peer
When: September 25, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where: JACS Bistro, 379 Kerr Street , Oakville, ON
Starter Company Plus is a training and mentorship program for businesses. This program offers opportunities for training in Business Planning, Marketing, and Financials.
Event: Starter Company Plus Information Session
When: September 6, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 71 Main Street West, 1st Floor, Hamilton, 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 & Marketing Lessons from VIZIYA
When: September 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: 175 Longwood Rd S, Hamilton, ON
When: September 19, 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: September 4, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: 4321 Queen Street, Niagara Falls, 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: September 26, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Where: TBA (Niagara, 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: Innovate Niagara: Leadership Workshop
When: September 28, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Cairns Building, Room 207, Brock University, 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catherines, ON
Are we missing any startup or small business events? Let us know and we’ll add it to the list.
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