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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: The Facebook Fix: How To Get Your Content Seen
When: October 2, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 304, 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: Founders Talk Meetup
When: October 2, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Spaces Queen West, 180 John Street, Toronto, ON
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 Mornings with Seema Lakhani of Wattpad
When: October 3, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 pa.m.
Where: MaRS Discovery District, CIBC LIVE Lounge, 101 College Street, 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 101, Getting Started
When: October 3, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, 300 City Centre Dr, Mississauga, 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: October 10, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: 455 Granville Street, Suite 400, 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: Getting Started with WordPress + Blogging
When: October 11 and 18, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 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 – October Edition
When: October 15, 2018, 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: Brand your Business through LinkedIn
When: October 17, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall Training Room 1D, 2 Wellington St W, Brampton, ON
We’re a technology & design school with an agency-style environment that focuses on real client projects in UX/UI design, web development & digital marketing. More than that, we’re a family. A community. A collection of the brightest minds in the industry, coming together to develop the next generation of digital professionals.
Event: RED X Talent Connect
When: October 17, 2018, 3:00 p.m. – 8700 p.m.
Where: 462 Wellington Street West, #101, 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: Customizing the Content Experience by Rollworks (Webinar)
When: October 17, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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 Boost Sales for Accelerated Growth
When: October 17, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Caledon Public Library, 150 Queen Street South, Caledon, 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: Women in Sales – How to get to the top
When: October 18, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: PagerDuty, 905 King St W, Toronto, ON
Toronto Public Library provides free and equitable access to services which meet the changing needs of Torontonians.
Event: Forget About Sales and Focus on Conversions
When: October 19, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Agincourt, 155 Bonis Avenue, Toronto, ON
Connecting Toronto’s startup community of entrepreneurs, visionaries, hustlers, disruptors, hackers and incurable risk-takers!
Event: Growth Hacking Crash Course with The Startup Coach
When: October 23, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Workhaus Commerce Court South, 30 Wellington Street West, 5th floor, 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.
When: October 24, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: MaRS Discovery District, 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: Business Operations Boot Camp
When: October 29, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St W., 2nd Floor, Committee Room 2, 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 October Tech Social
When: October 29, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
WATERLOO REGION EVENTS
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: Marketing/Sales 101
When: October 3, 2018, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: 295 Hagey Blvd, 1st Floor, West Entrance, 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: Accelerate to International Markets (AIM) – ICT
When: October 4, 2018, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: 151 Charles St W #100, 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: Introduction to Local SEO
When: October 16, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 200 King ST W., Kitchener, 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: October 24, 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: Sales Peer-to-Peer: Sales Planning with Venture Accelerator Partners
When: October 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: Innovation Factory, 175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton, 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: #HerHalton Peer-2-Peer Meetup: Business Challenges And Industry Trends
When: October 10, 2018, 7:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: 422 North Shore Blvd E., Burlington, 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: SBEC Fall Mini-Series: Sales Success
When: October 24, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 71 Main Street West, 1st Floor, Hamilton, ON
When: October 16, 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: October 2, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.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: Value Proposition
When: October 5 & 12, 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: October 31, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Where: TBA (Niagara, ON)
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