WomenInTech Peer2PeerMay 23, 2017  |  7 pm  |  The Ivy, 3330 South Service Road, Burlington

Topic: Networking

This month group members Elizabeth Plouffe and Pam Mulhall are taking the lead to tackle effective networking for business development and strategic alliances to boost your business.

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 generally 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.

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FRIDAY February 17,| 9am - 10:30am

We'll be diving into Traction Marketing by brainstorming, then selecting 3 traction methods that one member will execute on for 30 days (until the March meetup).  Make sure you watch the Traction Marketing post here: http://mi6agency.com/category/blog/ before coming in order for a chance to have your business selected.

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]

learnhow2gethired2017

May 10, 2017 and May 17, 2017
Queen Elizabeth Park Community Centre, Oakville

Do you know a Halton student between 15 and 20 years of age?

Are they interested in tech? Would they like to learn about work opportunities available in the Technology sector? Would they like to know what companies look for in candidates and how they hire? We've got a great 2 night program to help them learn how to get hired!

What They’ll Get Out Of 2 Packed Nights

  • LEARN what job opportunities are available in the tech sector (hint: definitely not all coding jobs)
  • UNDERSTAND how companies review resumes – and what makes them pay attention
  • GET clear guidance on how to network – both in person and on social media
  • LEARN how to create a unique pitch and practice delivering it to Halton tech companies in a comfortable environment
  • GROW their network with local tech companies that hire and meet peers that they could work with on interesting projects

Limited to 50 students - (ideally 5 students each from at least 10 different Halton Region high schools)

STUDENTS - LEARN MORE & REGISTER TODAY

Are you a Halton based tech company that hires summer students?

Silicon Halton cares deeply about building opportunities for students within Halton region - making this a great place to live, work, and play.  After all, our core is about Technology, Community, and Growth.

With that in mind, we're looking for 30 Silicon Halton members / companies that may be hiring summer students this year - for projects, for internships, and/or for summer employment.  We'd like to help TU20’s gain experience pitching themselves and networking face-to-face.  Each member / company that participates will listen to all 30 second pitches individually, then spend 2 minutes in rapid Q & A with each student.  If you don’t have a current opportunity to offer, you’re still welcome to participate.  You never know when you might need one of these talented Halton students.

MEMBERS / COMPANIES - REGISTER TODAY


Silicon Halton Member / Company Experience From 2016

"When I attended the Tech Under Twenty Pitch Night last year I was truly impressed by the caliber of high school students that we had an opportunity to interview. It was a well organized event and in less than an hour I met several young people who conducted themselves very professionally. There were at least 3 or 4 students that I thought could make a contribution to our entrepreneurial organization over the summer months. In the end we settled on one who worked with our Marketing Department to update our website. I believe it was a mutually beneficial experience and would encourage other employers to get involved. " - Dianne Beveridge - President AYVA Educational Solutions

 

 

May2017 SocialMedia Unmeetup

Tuesday May 9, 2017 | 7-9:30pm | Location: Milton Education Village Innovation Centre, Milton

As a business owner and entrepreneur, your time is incredibly valuable, and should be spent focusing on tactics that will help drive your business forward. Think you don’t have the time or resources for social media? Think again! Join our next Un-Meetup session.

In this session, we’ll uncover how to:

  • Make the most of your limited time and resources
  • Where to start on social media and tips to get you started
  • Three features that will help save you time and resources

Grow your business and drive sales:

  • How social media can help grow your business
  • Three features that will help you drive new sales and leads

Stay competitive and manage your reputation:

  • How to listen and learn from your customers, competitors, and industry
  • Three features that will help your small business stay competitive

 Topics and VotesMeetup91 votes in x 1200

 

Where should I focus to make the most of my limited time and resources?Meetup91 Where should I x1198

Examples of how can social media can help grow your business?Meetup91 eg of how x1198

 Effective use of Ads on Social MediaMeetup91 Effective ads x1198

What content = highest conversion & engagement?Meetup91 what content x1198

Eventbrite - Strategic Social Media For Your Business - Silicon Halton Meetup #91

The Venue

Milton Education Village Innovation Centre |  555 Industrial Drive, Milton (Highway 401 / Regional Road 25)

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Eventbrite - Strategic Social Media For Your Business - Silicon Halton Meetup #91

FRIDAY May 19, 2017 | 9am - 10:30am 

Chris Herbert of MI6 Agency led us through Traction Marketing goal setting, and as a group we developed 2 goals to focus on:

For the Solopreneur P2P: Consistenly have 10 people at each Solopreneur Meetup over the next 12 months

For each person in attendance: Achieve 1 expression of interest over the next 30 days by promoting both SoloP2P and our companies

We will be presenting brief bio's at our May 9 Meetup, as well as detailing some of the value we get from the Solopreneur P2P. 

Information on the solopreneurs presenting at the meetup can be found here http://siliconhalton.com/blog/682-solopreneur-traction-marketing

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]

FRIDAY June 16, 2017 | 11:30am - 1pm - NOTE NEW TIME!

There will be pizza.

We're taking another step forward in our Traction Marketing initiative.  Last month we measured the success of our first tracks.  This month we will discuss our company's "foot in the door" to a potential customer.  That is, an offering or "package" that we offer a potential customer, that addresses a common felt need at a price point that encourages (hopefully immediate) buy-in.  Please come prepared to discuss YOUR offering.  Oh, and there will be pizza.  Please confirm to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday June 15 if you plan to attend.

Background:

Chris Herbert of MI6 Agency led us through Traction Marketing goal setting, and as a group we developed 2 goals to focus on:

For the Solopreneur P2P: Consistenly have 10 people at each Solopreneur Meetup over the next 12 months

For each person in attendance: Achieve 1 expression of interest over the next 30 days by promoting both SoloP2P and our companies

We will be presenting brief bio's at our May 9 Meetup, as well as detailing some of the value we get from the Solopreneur P2P. 

Information on the solopreneurs presenting at the meetup can be found here http://siliconhalton.com/blog/682-solopreneur-traction-marketing

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]

SiliconHaltonDemoNight Meetup90

special dateApril 18, 2017 | 7-9:30pm | Location: QE Park, Oakville 

Silicon Halton Demo Night is an opportunity for local technology companies to WOWCASE the community by showing off their locally created technology software and/or hardware products/projects. The community will have the opportunity to meet some of the local leaders and talent that are creating innovative solutions and companies in Halton Region. We are not solely focused on startups, as established technology firms are also introducing great new technology.


Companies Showcasing

openbook QuesticaX150H

Openbook by Questica displays real-time data in charts, bars and graphs, accessed through any platform, and allows sharing of data in real-time through all social platforms. @QuesticaInc  Presenter: Taki Stewart

SignAgent

SignAgent Pro™ - Plan and manage your signs with ease.  Whether you are designing a wayfinding system for a health care facility, office building, stadium or university campus, SignAgent Pro™ will allow you to keep a record of all your signs and sign types. @SignAgent Presenter: David Jorritsma

Emoggo

Emoggo leverages mobile technology to create, support and engage communities and drive hyperlocal economic growth using a combination of real-time proximity ordered data, personalized targeted alerts, contests and events. @emoggo  Presenter: Lisa Denis

STAR SPEAK

StarSpeak is a web platform designed to help children between the ages of 8 to 15 develop their public speaking skills in a more convenient and effective manner. It uses machine learning to give users feedback about their mini-presentations and how to improve their public speaking abilities. StarSpeak was the winner of the 2017 Silicon Halton Tech Under 20 Cup.  Presenters: Dan and Matthew

LOMI

Lomi Platform. is a technology company that "Brings health experts to your fingertips". It leverages mobile technology to make nutrition counselling more accessible, empowering and incentivizing to people to change their eating and feeding behaviour. It connects users with personal nutritionists anytime and anywhere for personalized and tailored eating plans. @LomiApp  Presenter: Raghad Alkhatib

 


5x5x5 Presentation Format

The format we will be using is:
5 min (up to) to pitch the product   |   5 min to demo the product   |   5 min for Q&A (moderated)


Goal

We are excited to be providing an opportunity to generate additional buzz about each local tech company and their products. We hope everyone leaves the Silicon Halton Demo Night inspired and with an even greater appreciation for the cool technology that is being created locally and the numerous tech jobs created. 


Location

Oakville-QEP-Queen-Elizabeth-Park-Community-Centre

Black Box room, QE Park Community and Cultural Centre. 2302 Bridge Road, Oakville | Google Map

Silicon Halton is a grassroots high tech community focused on Technology, Community, and Growth