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.

Meetup #81: Hack The Props

July 12, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Ivy Bar+Kitchen, Burlington

Summer is here and so are the patios. Join us on Tuesday, July 12 - 7:00 pm at The Ivy in Burlington for an engaging outdoor networking meetup.

Normally at networking events, we get a bit too worked up coming up with a perfect elevator pitch each time we meet someone new. This time it's going to be a little different. 

We are introducing a new segment called “Hack the props" - a 30 minute super fun mind hack session. This will be a great opportunity to get to know your fellow members in the community and see them in action. 

Participants will form groups who will then be given props to come up with a story line for a new futurist product. The props could be keywords hinting at a type of product or type of customer or type of problem. The finished storyline must contain all the props to form a story. The groups will present their story in a 30 second story format.

So come have fun and let your imaginations go wild! You’ll definitely take home more than a business card to remember.

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About the Facilitator

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Vinutha Shanmukharadhya, Design Strategist

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Vinutha is a passionate designer at the core of her work. She has worked with city administrations, grassroots organisations, startup ventures and architectural firms.

She has hands on experience in designing for the communities in the areas of program design & community engagement. Vinutha leverages her expertise in design thinking methods, collaboration techniques and research. She has the right skills to activate community participation and create engaging programs.

 

Join The Discussion Online 

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On LinkedIn Silicon Halton members can participate in a pre/post meetup converstion with the other attendees or interested members, in our private Linkedin group. Help make this meetup relevant to you. 

 

Venue

Ivy Bar+Kitchen - 3330 South Service Road, Burlington

IVY PATIO LOUNGE     IVY PATIO DINING     IVY PATIO BAR

 

 

 

Meetup #82: New Tech

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Aug 9, 2016 | 7pm - 9:30pm | O'Finns Irish Temper, Oakville

Eventbrite - Silicon Halton Meetup #83: New Tech

The New Tech meetup is an opportunity for local technology companies to wowcase the community by showing off their locally created technology software, hardware, and integrated solutions. 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. The event is not solely focused on startups, as established technology firms are also either introducing or have great technology. 

Companies Showcasing New Tech

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ERMS Corporation. ERMS Advantage is a full-feature, robust, secure, and redundant Emergency Mass Notification System specifically designed to support large scale incident crisis communications. ERMS (Emergency Response Management Services) was founded by Crisis Management and Business Continuity professionals who wanted to develop a secure, comprehensive, and reliable emergency notification system with all the features and functionalities Business Continuity professionals require.

VirtualLogistics OMNI BLUE Pantone

Virtual Logistics Inc. VL OMNI is a cloud-based omni-channel data integration service. VL OMNI is built to help your business function more efficiently and effectively by integrating all your cloud and on premise applications using one solution. 

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Configrr helps build to order makers and manufacturers sell their products faster.  Configrr is an e-commerce solution that allows customers to configure products to their needs, get pricing via complex pricing calculations, and order immediately.

 

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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)  

History

We got the idea for a New Tech meetup from the Denver Tech Community and the success their New Tech meetups have had since 2006.  Not solely the success of the meetup itself, but the success of instilling a sense of belonging and connectedness in the Denver area, the same as Silicon Halton has inspired to do since we launched in 2009.

speed networking 300x100We are excited to be providing an opportunity to generate additional buzz about each local tech company and their products. Each company can expect up to 1,500 people will learn about them and their product by the end of the New Tech meetup.

We hope everyone leaves the New Tech meetup inspired and with an even greater appreciation for the cool technology that is being created locally and the numerous tech jobs created. 

Join The Discussion Online 

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On LinkedIn Silicon Halton members can participate in a pre/post meetup converstion with the other attendees or interested members, in our members-only Linkedin group. Help make this meetup relevant to you. 

 

Venue

O'Finns Irish Temper - 136 Church Street - downtown Oakville Ontario (google map)
Consider having dinner at O'Finn's - Check out their great menu.

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Silicon Halton Day: Halton HiVE

Friday September 16, 2016  |  Halton HiVE | Drop in anytime, 8:30am - 5pm

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Here's your opportunity to experience and experiment with co-working. Join fellow members at our monthly Silicon Halton Day at the coworking space Halton HiVE, Burlington. 

Our ideas are products of our environment. They are influenced by the conversations around us.
- Clive Thompson, Contributing Editor, Wired Magazine

Random opportunities and discoveries that arise from interactions with others – play a large role in coworking
- from Working in the UnOffice from Night Owls Press

If you’ve experienced the favourable collisions, the random opportunities, that regularly occur during the short span of a Silicon Halton meetup, imagine the possibilities during a full day? Collisions are the probable interactions with other local tech businesses or professionals or ancillary tech services. These collisions routinely produce discoveries, economic and/or professional growth.

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

Lunch & Learn? Maybe

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

Choose your own window

What time you spend at The HiVE is your decision. Come for an hour, the morning or afternoon, just for the 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.

About The HiVE

HaltonHive logo 300xThe Halton HiVE is an open concept office space reengineered for IT professionals, startups, freelancers and entrepreneurs. Those in the tech space know that “collisions”, unplanned interfacing between IT, Digital Media, ecommerce, etc., professionals often produce economic and/or professional growth. Read more about The HiVE here.

Learn more about the Burlington HiVE here: www.burlingtonhive.com and follow @HaltonHiVE, or contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 1-866-427-2450

When: August 19, 2016 | 8:30 am - 5 pm

Cost: No cost for Silicon Halton members ($39 value each). 

Location: Halton HiVE, 901 Guelph Line, Burlington – on the South-East corner of Guelph Line & Harvester Rd. [map]

Discuss: Silicon Halton members can discuss the event here.

Register: Register at the door


Future Dates

  • Friday Sep 16, 2016
  • Friday Oct 21, 2016
  • Friday Nov 18, 2016
  • Friday Dec 16, 2016

Software Peer 2 Peer #1

SoftwarePeer2PeerMonday June 27th at 7pm | Symposium Cafe, Oakville

This is the first meetup for theresurrected Software Peer2Peer group. There won't be a specific topic for this initial meetup; this will be an opportunity for us to meet and discuss various interests, and get an idea of topics for future meetups. If you're planning on attending please let me know by leaving a comment, so I know roughly how many people will be attending. Hope to see you there!

For more info, please contact the Software Peer2Peer organizer:  

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Location: 1500 Upper Middle Rd W, Oakville, ON L6M 3G3 [map]

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Spark The Change - 2016 Conference

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June 9 + 10, 2016  |  Ontario Science Centre, Toronto

A conference for the whole organization, Spark brings together Agile, HR, Organizational Development and Change Management practitioners under one roof!

Trying to introduce change in an organization can be a frustrating and lonely pursuit. Come to Spark. Talk to others who are doing it. Learn from the leading-edge experiments of radical companies. Hear inspiring examples and practical advice for taking action and overcoming obstacles. Develop skills and plans and return to work ready to make change happen.

REGISTER TODAY - Get the Silicon Halton member price with discount code: siliconhalton (10% off any ticket)

 

 

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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Women in Tech Peer-2-Peer #21

WomenInTech Peer2PeerJune 21, 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 Reema Dugal will be speaking about inventory managment and ecommerce and Vanessa Greenblatt will talk about her role as a profiling and deception analyst.

This session is open to all Silicon Halton members.  Come out, meet our talented group.

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.

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. .

 

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