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.
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:
January 13, 2015 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Milton Education Village, Milton
Tech companies can increase their level of security by learning how to reduce taxes and risks, especially when doing business in the U.S. Join Greg Clarke who will share his expertise on securing your intellectual property, compliance when selling into the U.S., reducing tax exposure through income-splitting, family trusts, as well as creditor proofing. Greg has extensive experience working with technology companies and valuable insights that will help you grow your business in the U.S.
Greg is experienced and passionate about helping technology and software companies grow. As a Chartered Professional Accountant, he knows that during the early stages, often times the biggest challenge to tech and software is raising capital. Cash flow, structuring and positioning the company properly will reap huge benefits as the company grows. His tech and software clients appreciate his insights and knowledge on what they need to implement in core business processes to position their company for growth and agility. They especially like the fact that Greg is proactive and a great communicator.
Thanks to our Event Sponsor Cogeco, we're most fortunate to be using the Milton Education Village (MEV) Innovation Centre in Milton. 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:
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., 555 Industrial Drive, Milton [Map]
Thanks to Cogeco for being an Event Sponsor.
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.
Silicon Halton meetups are open to everyone, whether you are a Silicon Halton member or not. Once registered, Eventbrite will send you a reminder email 48 hours before the event.
December 19/14 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Taste Of Columbia, 67 Bronte Road, Units #2 and #3, Oakville
The holidays are a time for giving, but also a time to remember there are those a lot needier than ourselves. Most of us live in a high tech world, with all the comforts that come with it. But even in Canada there are folks who could really use a helping hand- and great organizations out there trying to support them.
So, in the spirit of the season we’re working with Canada Helps for our last TGIF Tech meet up of 2014. We’re inviting all members of Silicon Halton to drop by Taste of Colombia on Friday Dec. 19th 3-5pm, make a donation to the charity of their choice and get a free specialty ‘Spanish Coffee’ to warm them up. You can have regular old coffee if you’d like, but the Spanish one has a special festive ‘kick’ ;)
We’ll have the Canada Helps website up and running for you- all you have to do is pick who you’d like to help out, punch in some numbers, then sit back and enjoy your cup of ‘cheer’. And if you dontate through your PayPal account, they will add an additional 1% to your contribution- seems everyone is getting into the holiday spirit!
We’ll be sure to let everyone know just how much we donated during the event as a group.
Hope to see you there!'
Held once a month on a Friday afternoon, these informal meetings are a way to build the connections among Oakville’s technology ecosystem. We offer an informal touch point for business development, sharing knowledge and information in a relaxed environment. Consider coming out and joining us if you are involved with a digital media business or organization in Oakville. Our broad definition of technology includes video, gaming, wire-less, animation, podcasting, online communications, software programming and consulting, etc.
Jan 13, 2015 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm | Taste of Colombia | Community Event
Doing Business in a Smartphone World....Mobile Enabled Commerce and How to Win!
Retail has become more and more competitive with the growth of online shopping, fierce competition, aggressive pricing, cross-border shopping. Learn how to compete as a small business in this rapidly changing global marketplace.
Bronte's Taste of Colombia and Axxyr Medical are members of the growing list of Silicon Halton companies, a grassroots technology community whose goal is to help its members connect with the hi-tech community in Halton, and create opportunities for business growth and partnerships. Silicon Halton provides a platform for Halton tech companies to dream, discuss, develop, test, and launch their business ideas. Don't get left behind.
XRomb Inc. is the leader in Intelligent Mobile APIs including enterprise scale modules for NFC Payments, Cloud Payments, Loyalty and more. Come and learn about a solution for small business that will help even the playing field against big business.
|Valdis Martinsons, Executive Chairman and CEO, Co-Founder, XRomb Inc.|
|Mike Smith, Chief Commercial Officer, XRomb Inc.|