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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: Digital Marketing On A Shoestring Budget
When: November 1, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 304, Toronto, ON
Toronto Public Library provides free and equitable access to services which meet the changing needs of Torontonians.
Event: Marketing 101
When: November 1, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 850 Humberwood Boulevard, Toronto, ON
Connecting Toronto’s startup community of entrepreneurs, visionaries, hustlers, disruptors, hackers and incurable risk-takers!
Event: Friday Morning Growth Hackers
When: November 2, 2018, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Where: Workhaus Commerce Court South, 30 Wellington Street West, 5th floor, 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 – November Edition
When: November 5, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: RBC WaterPark Place Auditorium, 88 Queen’s Quay 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 TO: Founder Talk
When: November 6, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Spaces Queen West, 180 John Street, Toronto, ON
Uberflip is a cloud-based content experience platform that empowers B2B marketers to create, manage, and optimize personalized content experiences at scale so that content can be fully leveraged by all company stakeholders at every stage of the buyer journey. By providing marketers with the tools they need to boost engagement, generate leads, and fuel demand generation, they can better leverage content to meet their goals.
Event: The Video Marketing & Sales Virtual Summit
When: November 6 – 8, 2018, 12:00 p.m.
Green Lotus Academy workshops are specifically designed to empower business owners and marketing professionals with the information, knowledge and SEO & Digital Marketing Tools needed to plan and implement an effective digital marketing strategy, as well as track and measure results.
Event: How to Double Your Sales Online Fast Without Breaking the Bank!
When: November 7, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Centre for Social Innovation, 192 Spadina Avenue, Ground Floor – Room A, 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: Content Marketing 101, Small Business Basics
When: November 8, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, 300 City Centre Dr, Mississauga, ON
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 – November Edition
When: November 14, 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: #SocialMediaTO | Tools, Trends and More to Improve Your Social Strategy
When: November 15, 2018, 6:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 460 King St. West, 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: November 18, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Canada Learning Code HQ, 129 Spadina Avenue, 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: Brand your Business through LinkedIn
When: November 21, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: City Hall Training Room 1D, 2 Wellington St W, Brampton, 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
When: November 26, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street, Main Floor, Economic Development & Culture – Enterprise Toronto Office, North York, 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 November Tech Social
When: November 26, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: Info-Tech Research Group, 888 Yonge St · Toronto, ON
The Toronto Enterprise Sales Forum is a community for B2B sales professionals involved in complex sales cycles. We provide an open and collaborative environment where you can share ideas, network with peers, and learn actionable insights for sales excellence and professionalism from successful sales practitioners and leaders.
Event: A Perspective on Pitching: There’s an immediate advantage if you want to take it
When: November 29, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Intelex Technologies, 70 University Avenue #800 · 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: Digital Sales Boot Camp
When: November 1, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m; November 2, 2018, 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
Where: 200 King ST W., Kitchener, 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: Leadership WTF (Where to Focus) – Fall 2018
When: November 7, 2018, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.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: Haltech Hi5 Pitch Competition | Fall 2018
When: November 29, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Sheridan College, 1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, 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: November 28, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.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: Innovation Showcase 2018: The Future is Here
When: November 7, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Road South, #105 Hamilton, 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: Business Planning
When: November 7, 2018, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 71 Main Street West, 1st Floor, Hamilton, ON
When: November 21, 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: November 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: Innovate Niagara: Business Model Canvas
When: November 23 and 30 and 30, 2018, 9:00 a.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: November 28, 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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