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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!
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 & HOPNBR Afterparty
When: December 3, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: RBC WaterPark Place Auditorium, 88 Queen’s Quay West, 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: Social Media Marketing
When: December 3, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 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: Pitch Practice Workshop
When: December 4, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: 2660 Speakman Dr., Mississauga, ON
Toronto Public Library provides free and equitable access to services which meet the changing needs of Torontonians.
Event: The Essential Three Knows for a Successful Small Business
When: December 5, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge 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: December 6, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 304, 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: Starting Your Small Business, The Basics
When: December 6, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Where: Central Public Library – 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W., Toronto, ON
Price: $13.45 plus tax
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: Brand your Business through LinkedIn
When: December 7, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Brampton Entrepreneur Center, 2 Wellington St W, Brampton, 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: December 11, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Workhaus Commerce Court South, 30 Wellington Street West, 5th floor, Toronto, ON
MaRS Mornings is a monthly breakfast series that celebrates creative founders in the innovation community. Start your day with a coffee and inspiring talks from experienced entrepreneurs, visionary business leaders and innovators.
Event: MaRS Mornings with Ali Pourdad of Progressa
When: December 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Where: MaRS Discovery District, CIBC LIVE Lounge, 101 College Street, 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: December 12, 2018, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor, Committee Room 4, Toronto, ON
MarketingTO is the newest TechToronto 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. Attend MarketingTO to be inspired, learn about how to transcend traditional boundaries to encourage collaboration and new partnerships, and uncover strategies to accelerate your business growth.
Event: MarketingTO December Edition
When: December 13, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street, 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: Ladies Learning Code: Meet-Up
When: December 16, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Canada Learning Code HQ, 129 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON
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: December 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: Hiring and Recruiting for Sales
When: December 18, 2018, 2018, 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: ScaleUp Espresso – a CEO Journey
When: December 7, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Where: 5500 North Service Road., Suite 801, Burlington, 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: CEO Peer2Peer
When: December 19, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
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: December Sales P2P: What’s Your Story?
When: December 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Where: 175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton, ON
We’re a group of local WordPress developers, designers, and publishers who get together to share our knowledge and experience, and to meet other WordPress users in the area. The WordPress meetup is open to all who love WordPress — join us!
Event: WordPress Hamilton Holiday Social
When: December 13, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Gameopolis, 223 King St. E. · Hamilton , ON
When: December 11, 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
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: Lessons From Leaders
When: December 14, 2018, 7:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Where: 111 Farquhar St., 3rd Floor, 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: December 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: December 26, 2018, 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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