Silicon Halton holds many meetups during the year - focused on four key tracks:
Marketing, Sales, Business Development, and Venture Capital;
Product and Services Innovation, Research and Development;
Productivity Methods, Project Management, Learning and Best Practices; and
Collaboration, Partnerships, Referrals, and Career Growth.
Feb 24, 2015, 8am-10am | Burlington Golf and Country Club | Partner Workshop
Join SB Partners for their next Next Gen CEO roundtable, The First 90 Days with Partner Joseph Schlett.
There is a right way and wrong way to transistion into a leadership role. It is easy to take on too much in a new leader's eagermess to prove themselves and end up with dismal results. Dont' get derailed before you get started!
The most important decisions you make in your first 90 days (of your new job and/or role) will probably be about the people on your team. If you succeed in creating a high-performance team, you can exert tremendous leverage in value creation. If not, you will face severe difficulties, for no leader can hope to achieve much alone. - Michael Watkins, Author, The First 90 Days.
Next Gen CEO workshops: A forum for the next generation of CEOs or next in line for a management position in a privately held or family owned business. "Being a young manager, I really valued Jan's knowledge on effective managing styles and how to empower your workforce. I am looking forward to actioning the items we all have learned!" - See more at: http://www.sbpartners.ca/events/#sthash.pB2G2tTi.dpuf
Date: Feb 24, 2015
Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Location: Burlington Golf & Country Club
Cost: N/A - A value add opportunity for clients and friends, hosted by SB Partners
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | 7pm | Art Gallery of Burlington, Shoreline Room
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A team of teens and adult mentors are working together on this meetup, inviting local Employers and Tech Under 20's to present ideas and discuss the importance of Tech Internships to the ongoing growth and success of all types of businesses in the region.
Plus, take part in the discussion after the presentations -- get involved and help Silicon Halton develop a new Tech Internship Program for the region.
Additional information coming soon.
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Art Gallery of Burlington
Art Gallery of Burlington
1333 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, Ontario, L7S 1A9
From Niagara or Hamilton East – Take the first exit (Northshore) at the north end of the Skyway Bridge. Keep to the right, pass the Joseph Brant Hospital and Maple Ave. Turn left at Brock Ave and make an immediate right into the driveway of the Art Gallery of Burlington. If you miss the driveway, continue to the corner of Brock and Elgin and make a right – enter the parking lot on your right.
From Toronto or Hamilton West – Take QEW Niagara and exit at Northshore Blvd. Turn left at the end of the ramp and continue under the QEW. You will pass the Joseph Brant Hospital and Maple Ave. Turn left at Brock Ave and make an immediate right into the driveway of the Art Gallery of Burlington. If you miss the driveway, continue to the corner of Brock and Elgin and make a right – enter the parking lot on your right.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 | 7pm | O'Finns Irish Temper, Oakville
With the advent of new technology such as bluetooth low energy and wearable technology, an industry in the billions has rose to the number one focus of many within the consumer device industry. The impact of wearables is already being felt in education, communication, navigation, and entertainment; but perhaps the greatest potential lies in the healthcare industry. In this meetup, we will be highlighting wearable tech in the health care industry and touching on regulation.
Jayson Parker, Medical Biotechnology Analyst & Lecturer University of Toronto
Dr. Jayson Parker is a Lecturer in medical biotechnology in the Department of Biology at the University of Toronto Mississauga. He lectures in the Master of Biotechnology Program, Faculty of Law and the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering. His main research interests include: biomarkers & clinical trial risk, machine learning, biotechnology patents and medical device regulation. Parker is currently a medical/scientific advisor to the hedge fund Burlington Capital Inc, which has $25 million in assets under management and the Canadian Innovation Centre. He is also a board member for Life Sciences Ontario. Most recently, he was a medical liaison for Schering Plough’s biologic infliximab (Remicade) and for Novo Nordisk’s biologic rfVIIa (Novoseven/Niastase). He has been a “buy side” stock analyst covering the life sciences for Investor’s Group and the Director of Medical Science Equities at AIC limited (now Portland), both prominent mutual fund companies. [LinkedIn]
Silicon Halton members can participate in a pre-event conversation with the other attendees or interested members, in our private Linkedin group - discussion thread. Help make this meetup relevant to you. Click "Follow" within the Discussion thread to remain abreast of new discussion items as they happen.
O'Finns is a beautiful upscale Irish Pub in downtown Oakville. We use the private room downstairs - called the Whiskey Lounge - for Silicon Halton events.
April 7, 2015 | Fortino's, Burlington
The Silicon Halton iOS Developers CodeJam Peer-to-Peer group's objective is to teach, learn, share, and grow your ideas through code with others.
Where: Fortino's Community Room, Applyby Line & Dundas, Burlington
April 14, 2015 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Milton Education Village, Milton
Silicon Halton members are collaborating and building partnerships every day to take their products / services to market. We are on a mission to determine how we can create virtual partnerships to develop and deliver industry solutions to broaden our collective market reach.
What's An Industry Solution? An integrated set of products and services that solve an industry need (example verticals: manufacturing, high tech, energy, healthcare). It incorporates the: business primer; business functions / processes; audiences / personas, applications / integration; technology platforms; organization; and governance.
Why Define Industry Solutions This Way? It helps create a common view and language to discuss the solutions with clients and among partners / vendors. The focus is on the business challenges with technology being the enabler – especially for those customers who still don't value technology in their business.
How Will This Meetup Work? We'll divide the tables by industry. We'll present what an industry framework is – and how its components can fit together. And then we'll ask each of you to collaborate on defining your industry framework and how your products and services can fit together to serve this industry – and go after bigger clients.
Outcome? The outcome we hope for is the identification of at least 4-5 industry solutions that we can further develop.
Reema Duggal - President, The Sitaran Group and Co-Founder, Silicon Halton
Rick Stomphorst - President, Search Velocity and Co-Founder, Silicon Halton
Chris Herbert - CMO, Mi6 Agency and Co-Founder, Silicon Halton
MEV Innovation Centre is a place for the business community to meet and a space designed for new and existing business in a growth phase. Providing an ecosystem for technology intensive companies and business in the manufacturing and production industries, the innovation centre will provide access to entrepreneurs in four ways: collaborative space; business services; accelerator/incubator programming; education and training.
We're proud that Milton Economic Development is pleased to sponsor this Silicon Halton meetup at the new MEV Innovation Centre.
Address: 555 Industrial Drive, Milton [Google Map]
On LinkedIn Silicon Halton members can participate in a pre-event conversation with the other attendees or interested members, in our private Linkedin group - discussion thread. Help make this meetup relevant to you. Within the Discussion thread, click "Follow" to remain abreast of new discussion items as they happen.
March 2015 |
A self-directed group, facilitated by Silicon Halton, the group decides the monthly topic one month ahead, in order to provide the most timely and best value to them.
The purpose is to help CEOs make higher quality decisions faster in order to grow their hi tech business. Ultimately, they will build stronger companies and stronger ICT cluster in Halton Region. Membership is by invitation. Learn more here.
February 12, 2015 | 11:30am - 1pm | Panera Bread, 220 North Service Road, Oakville
Topic: ‘What would you do if you weren’t afraid?’ How to shift the focus from what stops you to what drives you. Looking forward to seeing you and having another lively chat!
The Women in Tech Peer 2 Peer group’s goal is to empower women in business by examining the unique gender based challenges of working in and with technology to effect progressive change within our working and community environments.
Meet ups are for women only who work or live in Halton. Non-Silicon Halton members are welcome.
Each month we'll have a topic for debate, and an opportunity for individuals to share challenges and successes with the group in a safe, supportive setting.
Meetup formats may include dinner discussion meetings, guest speaker presentations, or workshops - depending on the topic.
For more information, please contact: