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.

Big Data Dev-Only (April 2015) - Tools and Utils, What we Have, What to Build

April 23, 2015 | 7:30pm | Kelsey's 301 Hays Blvd, Oakville

Tools and Utils, What we Have, What to Build

During this informal dev only event, discussion will happen over some hot food and cold drinks. We'll spend some time and try to round up as much tools and/or utilities we have available that might be related to big data processing. We then will take a look at what is missing and what we can start building right now.

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No RSVP needed. Simply show up for the casual dinner and join the discussion.

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When

April 23rd, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Where:

Kelsey's, 301 Hays Boulevard, Oakville, ON L6H 6Z3 [map]

About Us:

Big Data P2P R#2 This is an open group targeting Big Data enthusits in Halton. A valuable forum where code monkeys and business gurus work together to figure out the challenge, opportunity and best practice for anything Big Data.

Meetup #64 - Wearable Technology

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 | 7pm | O'Finns Irish Temper, Oakville 

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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 Eventbrite - Silicon Halton Meetup #64: Wearable Technologywithin 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. 

Presenter

Jayson PJayson 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]

 

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Venue

OFinnsIrishTemperO'Finns Irish Temper

136 Church Street, Oakville Ontario (google map)

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. 

Why not come for dinner ahead of time upstairs?  Check out the great menu at O'Finns.

iOS Developers Peer-2-Peer (April 2015)

April 7, 2015 | Fortino's, Burlington

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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.

Learn more here.

Where:  Fortino's Community Room, Applyby Line & Dundas, Burlington

Spark The Change

spark-logo-300x125April 23, 2014  |  Toronto  |  Ontario Science Center

Are you passionate about building remarkable workplace cultures?

Do you question everything and love to challenge status quo?

Then we have a ticket with your name on it.

Mark your calendar for Spark the Change on April 23, 2014. Spark isn't the type of conference where you take notes and be an armchair quarterback of change. We have brilliant keynotes to bookend the day, and in between these keynotes you'll participate in smaller scale workshops where you share your stories and participate to learn practical tools.

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

 

Meetup #66 - Industry Solutions

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April 14, 2015  |  7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Milton Education Village, Milton 

Eventbrite - Silicon Halton Meetup #66: Industry SolutionsSilicon 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.

Presenters / Facilitators

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

G2KYM - Get To Know Your Members

G2KYM-EventsWe're looking for two Silicon Halton members to give 5 minute intros of themselves, their companies, and / or their products. Learn more here. If that is you, please contact Kimberly Neal at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

About Milton Education Village

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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.

Follow MEV on Twitter: @MEVInnovation. Read a Silicon Halton blog on the birth of this high tech location here.

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]

Join The Discussion

jointhediscussionOn 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.

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Eventbrite - Silicon Halton Meetup #66: Industry SolutionsSilicon 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.

 

 

Women in Tech Peer-2-Peer #6

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: 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. .

Meetup #63 - Selling into the US - IP & Taxes

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January 13, 2015  |  7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Milton Education Village, Milton 

Eventbrite - Silicon Halton Meetup #63: Selling into the US - IP & Taxes

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. 

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Presenter

Greg Clarke – Partner

GregClarkeGreg 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.

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G2KYM - Get To Know Your Members

We're looking for two Silicon Halton members to give 5 minute intros of themselves, their companies, and / or their products. Learn more here.  If that is you, please contact Kimberly Neal at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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About Milton Education Village

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:

  1. Collaborative space
  2. Business services
  3. Accelerator/incubator programming
  4. Education and training

Follow MEV on Twitter: @MEVInnovation. Read a Silicon Halton blog on the birth of this high tech location here.

We're proud that Milton Economic Development is pleased to sponsor this Silicon Halton meetup at the new MEV Innovation Centre.

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Address: 555 Industrial Drive, Milton., 555 Industrial Drive, Milton [Map]

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Thanks to Cogeco for being an Event Sponsor.

 

Join The Discussion

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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.

Register Now

Eventbrite - Silicon Halton Meetup #63: Selling into the US - IP & Taxes

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.

 

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