Our Meetups

Silicon Halton holds many meetups during the year - focused on four key tracks: 
Business Growth
Marketing, Sales, Business Development, and Venture Capital;
Technology Innovation
Product and Services Innovation, Research and Development;
Business Optimization
Productivity Methods, Project Management, Learning and Best Practices; and
Networking
Collaboration, Partnerships, Referrals, and Career Growth.

Silicon Halton Day: Milton Innovation Centre

Friday May 6, 2016  |  Drop-in Anytime, 8:30am-4:30pm  |  Milton Innovation Centre

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Once each month the Innovation Centre opens its doors to Silicon Halton members.  Whether this your first opportunity to experience co-working or your 15th time, join fellow Silicon Halton members, and Innovation Centre members, at our monthly Silicon Halton Day at the MEV in Milton.

"Traditionally, society forces us to choose between working at home for ourselves or working at an office for a company. If we work at a traditional 9 to 5 company job, (the employer provides) community and structure, but lose freedom and the ability to control our own lives. If we work for ourselves at home, we gain independence but suffer loneliness and bad habits from not being surrounded by a work community. Coworking is a solution to this problem." - Brad Neuberg, first person to use the term "Coworking" and founder of first coworking space (The Spiral Muse in San Fransisco).

If you work in home office or small office, can you afford not to come?

Choose your own window

What time you spend at the Innovation Centre is your decision. Come for an hour, the morning or afternoon, just for a Lunch & Learn, or all day. Come in, find a desk, get to work.

Free wifi, plenty of power outlets and seating locations to choose from.

Interested in delivering a 1hr lunch & learn presentation? Contact Kyle Benham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

MEV IC MEVIC logoCan't wait?

Immediately discovery what the Innovation Centre has to offer by visiting them for a tour or to use the space.  No appointment neccessary. Also visit them at mevinnovationcentre.ca

 

When: See dates below.  Open from 8:30am - 5pm

Cost: No cost for Silicon Halton members. 

Location: Milton Education Village - Innovation Centre: 555 Industrial Drive, Milton [Google Map]

Discuss: Silicon Halton members can discuss the event here <soon>.

Register: Register at the door

Women in Tech Peer-2-Peer #18

WomenInTech Peer2PeerMar 22, 2016  |  7 pm  |  The Ivy, 3330 South Service Road, Burlington

Topic: Make an Introduction - Start with Why

This month we are crafting introductions between our networks and our members and using Simon Sinek's 'Start with Why' philosophy to identify common goals and areas of expertise.  We will also be reviewing information gathered to date on our cyber protection initiative.

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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

The 3D Printing Revolution

Friday May 6, 2016, 12noon - 1pm | Milton Education Village Innovation Centre | Partner Lunch & Learn

Can’t Find What You’re Looking For? Make It Yourself With 3D Printing

The 3D printing revolution is here and has the potential to turn each of us into designers and innovators rather than just being consumers of standardized, off the shelf products. Join LIL 3D Printing/Memorables for an interactive presentation and discussion on the evolution of 3D printing and photogrammetry as it moves beyond prototyping and niche manufacturing.

You will learn the evolution of 3D Printing technology and its use and highlight the revolution it is creating by unlocking the world’s creative potential. 

Learn how 3D printing companies are:

  • Promoting design democracy by empowering users to identify and create solutions to address their specific needs or desires, outside of the standard box.
  • Combining 3D imaging and printing to improve product quality, reduce production times and create personalized custom products.
  • Enabling entrepreneurship among artists, designers, architects, engineers and craftsman.

Presenters

Mark Sherman, owner, LIL 3D Printing is an independent 3D printer located in Milton. Currently they are working on product prototypes, tooling, harsh environment coatings, artistic models, toys, games, one of a kind gifts as well as their our own product line of tech inspired gadgets. www.lil3dprinting.com

Michelle Hawco, owner, Memorables Inc., uses photogrammetry to produce 3D images of people and pets; which can be printed as keepsakes, used to produce custom fitted prototypes, assess body shape and extract measurements, or produce digital assets for animation and video games.

About MEVIC

Every month the Innovation Centre hosts informal, and free, presentation on a topic of interest to the residents, members and friends of the Centre and the Milton business community. It is being held at the same time as the monthly Silicon Halton Day where Silicon Halton members come to cowork as our guests for the day.  It’s an open-drop in session, and all Milton entrepreneurs are welcome to attend. You bring your lunch, we’ll bring dessert.

Date: May 6, 1016

Time: 12noon - 1 pm

Location: Milton Education Village Innovation Centre. 555 Industrial Drive, Milton. L9T 5E1 [Google Map

Cost: N/A - BYOLunch, desert provided

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Solopreneur Peer-2-Peer #54: SOHO Communication options

FRIDAY February 19 2016 | 9am - 10:30am

SOHO's face unique communication issues that affect both business and sanity.  We'll be looking at various options surrounding Voice, Video and Collaboration. Bring your best practices and your questions.

This is an open group targeting the Solopreneurs in Halton. A valuable forum where hi-tech Solopreneurs in our community can learn, grow, and seek peer advice.

Learn more about the Solo Peer-2-Peer here.

Where: Halton Hive,  [map]

 

 

Tech Under 20 - Skill Workshop & Speed Pitching Event

TU20

May 19/16 and May 26/16 - This multi-part Silicon Halton event will guide 30 Tech Under 20’s through a series of Learning Stations focused on networking and professional skills, and potentially open them up to internship opportunities in their fields of interest.

Session 1: Pitch Yourself Workshop

Students rotate through five learning stations related to networking, building their personal profile, and how to find internship opportunities. The learning stations include:
    1. Creating a standout resume
    2. Self branding (finding your brand)
    3. Developing a 30 second pitch about you
    4. Interviewing skills & mock interviews
    5. Face-to-Face Networking 101

Session 2: Speed Pitching Session

Students practice their newly-developed skills by making their 30 second pitch to 30 potential internship employers and Silicon Halton mentors; each pitch will be followed 90 seconds of Q & A. After the speed pitches, the floor will be opened up for additional networking.

Participants

30 students between 15 - 20 years of age
5 - 10 mentors & professional development coaches
30 employers & Silicon Halton mentors

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STUDENTS (max. 30 participants)

Are you between 15 and 20 years of age?  Do you live or study in Halton Region?

Are you focused on a career in ICT (information & communication technology), engineering, programming, project management, entrepreneurship, business development, marketing, design, business administration, customer or technical support?

Are you interested improving your networking and professional skills, AND the opportunity to pitch yourself as a future intern with ICT companies in Halton?

Sign up for this event to build up your professional network and practice the networking and professional skills you need in order to find jobs, internships, mentorship… and more! You may even earn an internship opportunity out of this!

Student sign up >>

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MENTORS / COACHES

We’re looking for 5 - 10 energetic, training-focused mentors in from a technology or business related profession.
Pairs of mentors will lead 5 consecutive 25 minute workshops for small groups of students who visit their Learning Station.

Learning Stations
1. Creating a standout resume
2. Self branding (finding your brand)
3. Developing a 30 second pitch about you
4. Interviewing skills & mock interviews
5. Face-to-Face Networking 101

Mentor sign up >>

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EMPLOYERS

We’re looking for 30 small, medium & large employers and startups who are interested in helping TU20’s gain experience pitching themselves and networking face-to-face.

Guidance & Insights:
Each employer will listen to all 30 pitches individually, then spend 90 seconds in rapid Q & A with each student

Real Internship Positions (where possible):
One of the goals of this event is to place a number of students in short or long-term, full or part-time internships in the region; however, if you don’t have a current opportunity to offer, you’re still welcome to participate.

Employer sign up >>

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EVENT LOGISTICS

Workshop Session:
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016
Time: 6:45pm - 10pm
Location: Oakville Town Hall
Address: 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville

Speed Pitching Session:
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time: 6:45pm - 10pm
Location: Oakville Town Hall
Address: 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville

 

 

Women in Tech Peer-2-Peer #19

WomenInTech Peer2PeerApr 26, 2016  |  7 pm  |  The Ivy, 3330 South Service Road, Burlington

Topic: Member Spotlights

It's time to put the spotlight on our amazing members!  This month Sue O'Reilly will be talking about how to easily and effective manage a stock portfolio with Chart of the Day Cafe and Hazel van der Werken will be Making Change Happen by employing customer service excellence as a competitive advantage.

This session is open to all Silicon Halton members.  Come out, meet our group and take advantage of The Ivy's amazing atmosphere and 2 for 1 dinner entrees.

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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Solopreneur Peer-2-Peer #57: Creating A Winning Proposal

FRIDAY May 20, 2016 | 9am - 10:30am

Topic: Creating A Winning Proposal

What are the elements of a winning proposal for your tech products or services company.  Come share yours and learn from your peers.

This is an open group targeting the Solopreneurs in Halton. A valuable forum where hi-tech Solopreneurs in our community can learn, grow, and seek peer advice.

Learn more about the Solo Peer-2-Peer here.

Where: Halton Hive,  [map]

 

 

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