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
Collaboration, Partnerships, Referrals, and Career Growth.

How to do Business with the Ontario Goverrnment

Thursday September 22, 2016, 12noon - 1pm | Milton Education Village Innovation Centre | Partner Lunch & Learn

register-nowInterested in Doing Business with the Ontario Government? Here’s your chance to learn how!


  • Government Procurement Policy and Process
  • New Request for Bids and e-Tendering Services
  • How to Prepare a Bid Response
  • Marketing to the Ontario Government
  • Review of our website

Staff from the Town of Milton Procurement Division will be on site to answer questions about doing business with The Town of Milton.


Kevin Fox, Senior Procurement Consultant, Ministry of Government Services. 

Space is limited; please visit http://eepurl.com/cbjTKf to register.


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.

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

Cost: N/A - BYOLunch, dessert provided

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Solopreneur Peer-2-Peer #62: Innovating to alleviate our pain points.

FRIDAY September 16, 2016 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am 
Topic: Innovation Process

We all have pain points in our small businesses.  How we think about dealing with them is critical.  Trevor McAlpine of Synergetic Management will be spearheading the discussion on innovative thinking to releave the pain.

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]



Software Peer 2 Peer #3

SoftwarePeer2PeerMonday September 26th at 7pm | Apple Suites, 700 Third Line, Oakville

For the third meetup we will cover the web development ecosystem at a very high level.  The meetup will start with an overview of browser-based solutions using HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, and frameworks such as Angular, Knockout, and React.  We'll talk about the trade-offs among the different options and what should be considered when deciding on a web application architecture.  See the LinkedIn discussion for more details and to let us know you'll be attending!

[Member LinkedIn discussion]

For more info, please contact the Software Peer2Peer organizer:  

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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.







About the Facilitator

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Vinutha Shanmukharadhya, Design Strategist


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 


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. 



Ivy Bar+Kitchen - 3330 South Service Road, Burlington





Women in Tech Peer-2-Peer #22

WomenInTech Peer2PeerSeptember 27, 2016  |  7 pm  |  The Ivy, 3330 South Service Road, Burlington

Topic: What it Takes

Inspired by the Canadian women rocking the RIO Summer Olympics and the amazing #WhatItTakes campaign from SportChek (Check out the videos here) we are bringing in mentors and coaches to take the limits off of our beliefs and dare greatly in our careers and with our businesses.

This month we are excited to have Carol Schulte, a professional speaker, trainer and certified coach who has worked with audiences in the U.S., Germany, and Canada over the better part of a decade bring us a workshop.

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. .

About the Presenter:

Carol Schulte holds a BFA in Theatre Performance, an MA in Communication, and two postgraduate certificates in coaching and mentoring.   She is on a mission to empower people to live BIG lives (how many folks can say they’ve lived in an Ashram, shaved their head - and raised $10,000 to boot - or bungee jumped in their birthday suit?!?) no matter what life throws at them. She is the creator of ‘Spark your G.E.N.I.U.S.’ and the initiative ‘Women Living BIG’, and is committed to getting you OUT of your comfort zone so you can excel in your career, start and grow your own businesses, and achieve what you never thought possible.
She has lived, worked and/or volunteered in Thailand, India, Peru, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, the US, the UK, visited 30 countries and counting, and brings a unique and global perspective to all she does. Passionate about many things, Carol is also a volunteer bereavement facilitator and camp counselor, marathon runner, and yoga instructor.


Meetup #82: New Tech


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


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. 


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.



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)  


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 


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. 



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


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]

[Member LinkedIn discussion]



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