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Every month our team compiles a list of small business & startup 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!
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Event: Twitter for Small Business Owners
When: April 3, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Woodside Square Mall 1571 Sandhurst Circle, Toronto, ON
Whether you are starting or growing a small business, or just thinking about it, the Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC) can help you.
Event: Digital Marketing 201 Bootcamp
When: Apr 3,10,17, & 24, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Central Library, 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd., Mississauga, ON
Price: $109.60 plus tax
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: Intro to Google Analytics
When: April 9, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 304, Toronto, ON
Connecting Toronto’s startup community of entrepreneurs, visionaries, hustlers, disruptors, hackers and incurable risk-takers!
Event: SEO Crash Course with The Startup Coach
When: April 9, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Workhaus Commerce Court South, 30 Wellington Street 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: Starting Your Business 101
When: April 10, 2019, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor, Committee Room 4, Toronto, 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: Responsive Design for Beginners: Build Mobile Friendly Websites
When: April 11 & 18, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Canada Learning Code HQ, 129 Spadina Avenue, 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 – April Edition
When: April 15, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: RBC WaterPark Place Auditorium, 88 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto, ON
Our vision is to contribute to the stability and growth of the local economy by fostering the careful preparation, launch and long-term sustainability of micro and small businesses across all sectors.
Event: How to Start a Small Business
When: April 17, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Gore Meadows Library, 10150 The Gore Rd, Brampton, ON
MarketingTO events bring 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.
Event: MarketingTO April Edition
When: April 23, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: OneEleven, 325 Front Street W, 4th Floor, 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: User Interface Design Principles
When: April 23, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: 460 King St. West, Toronto, ON
RIC Centre is a not-for-profit innovation hub and business incubator for Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon and other communities in Southern Ontario. RIC Centres’ focus is to be a dynamic catalyst for tech companies. We help our companies grow faster and stronger.
Event: RIC Expert Speaker Series: Branding with BTI Brand Innovations
When: April 25, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Digifest is a three-day design and tech festival as well as a startup event, organized annually by the Digital Media and Gaming Incubator at George Brown College.
When: April 25 – 26, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Corus Quay, Main Atrium, 25 Dockside Drive, Toronto, ON
Price: $99.00 (One-day pass); $149.00 (Two-day pass)
WATERLOO REGION EVENTS
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: April 11, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Waterloo City Hall, 100 Regina Street S, 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 Planning and Recruiting with Kevin Hood
When: April 16, 2018, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: 151 Charles St W #100, Kitchener, 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: Start Me Up! Clinics for Early-stage Entrepreneurs
When: April 3, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Alternawork, 2115 South Service Road W., Oakville, ON, 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: Diverse IT Peer2Peer
When: April 25, 2019, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Apple Suites, 700 Third Line, Oakville, 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: Social Selling the LinkedIn Way: Strategic Marketing P2P
When: April 4, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton, ON
The Business Centre of Guelph-Wellington is one of the largest and most prolific business hubs in Ontario. For nearly 20 years, we have added to the wealth and the diversity of our business community, one entrepreneur at a time.
Event: Human Resources – Ask The Professional Program for Small Businesses
When: April 4, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Business Centre Guelph-Wellington, 14 Macdonell Street, #Unit 100, Guelph, ON
When: April 16, 2019 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
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: April 24, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Where: TBA (Niagara, 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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