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.

Solopreneur Peer-2-Peer #54: SOHO Communication options

FRIDAY February 19 2016 | 9am - 10:30am

SOHO's face unique communication issues that affect both business and sanity.  We'll be looking at various options surrounding Voice, Video and Collaboration. Bring your best practices and your questions.

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]

 

 

Tech Under 20 - Skill Workshop & Speed Pitching Event

TU20

May 19/16 and May 26/16 - This multi-part Silicon Halton event will guide 30 Tech Under 20’s through a series of Learning Stations focused on networking and professional skills, and potentially open them up to internship opportunities in their fields of interest.

Session 1: Pitch Yourself Workshop

Students rotate through five learning stations related to networking, building their personal profile, and how to find internship opportunities. The learning stations include:
    1. Creating a standout resume
    2. Self branding (finding your brand)
    3. Developing a 30 second pitch about you
    4. Interviewing skills & mock interviews
    5. Face-to-Face Networking 101

Session 2: Speed Pitching Session

Students practice their newly-developed skills by making their 30 second pitch to 30 potential internship employers and Silicon Halton mentors; each pitch will be followed 90 seconds of Q & A. After the speed pitches, the floor will be opened up for additional networking.

Participants

30 students between 15 - 20 years of age
5 - 10 mentors & professional development coaches
30 employers & Silicon Halton mentors

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STUDENTS (max. 30 participants)

Are you between 15 and 20 years of age?  Do you live or study in Halton Region?

Are you focused on a career in ICT (information & communication technology), engineering, programming, project management, entrepreneurship, business development, marketing, design, business administration, customer or technical support?

Are you interested improving your networking and professional skills, AND the opportunity to pitch yourself as a future intern with ICT companies in Halton?

Sign up for this event to build up your professional network and practice the networking and professional skills you need in order to find jobs, internships, mentorship… and more! You may even earn an internship opportunity out of this!

Student sign up >>

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MENTORS / COACHES

We’re looking for 5 - 10 energetic, training-focused mentors in from a technology or business related profession.
Pairs of mentors will lead 5 consecutive 25 minute workshops for small groups of students who visit their Learning Station.

Learning Stations
1. Creating a standout resume
2. Self branding (finding your brand)
3. Developing a 30 second pitch about you
4. Interviewing skills & mock interviews
5. Face-to-Face Networking 101

Mentor sign up >>

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EMPLOYERS

We’re looking for 30 small, medium & large employers and startups who are interested in helping TU20’s gain experience pitching themselves and networking face-to-face.

Guidance & Insights:
Each employer will listen to all 30 pitches individually, then spend 90 seconds in rapid Q & A with each student

Real Internship Positions (where possible):
One of the goals of this event is to place a number of students in short or long-term, full or part-time internships in the region; however, if you don’t have a current opportunity to offer, you’re still welcome to participate.

Employer sign up >>

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EVENT LOGISTICS

Workshop Session:
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016
Time: 6:45pm - 10pm
Location: Oakville Town Hall
Address: 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville

Speed Pitching Session:
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time: 6:45pm - 10pm
Location: Oakville Town Hall
Address: 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville

 

 

Women in Tech Peer-2-Peer #19

WomenInTech Peer2PeerApr 26, 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 Sue O'Reilly will be talking about how to easily and effective manage a stock portfolio with Chart of the Day Cafe and Hazel van der Werken will be Making Change Happen by employing customer service excellence as a competitive advantage.

This session is open to all Silicon Halton members.  Come out, meet our group and take advantage of The Ivy's amazing atmosphere and 2 for 1 dinner entrees.

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. .

 

Solopreneur Peer-2-Peer #57: Creating A Winning Proposal

FRIDAY May 20, 2016 | 9am - 10:30am

Topic: Creating A Winning Proposal

What are the elements of a winning proposal for your tech products or services company.  Come share yours and learn from your peers.

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]

 

 

Meetup #79: Cooler Than Cool - Your Chart Of Accounts

ChartOfAccounts


May 10, 2016  |  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm | MEVIC, Milton

Eventbrite - #79: Cooler Than Cool - Your Chart Of AccountsTech Solopreneurs and Entrepreneurs often start businesses with themselves, a laptop, a website, and some social media accounts. They focus their energy on marketing, sales, client service, project delivery, and of course billing.

But setting up their accounting systems is often an afterthought. Well – money is important, and accounting for that money even more important. Join us on Tuesday, May 10/16 to learn about:

  • Why understanding what a chart of accounts is – is a big deal
  • The right chart of accounts for technology companies
  • How setting up your accounting systems properly will pay off in the long run
  • Some of the sexy saas accounting software that’s out there for smaller tech companies
  • When to stop doing it by yourself and hire outside help

Presenter

Greg Clarke, B.Comm, CPA, CA, Partner | SB Partners
GGregClarkereg loves helping start-ups and tech companies grow their business and bottom line.   As a Chartered Professional Accountant, he knows that during the early stages, often times the biggest challenge for entrepreneurs is raising capital.  Cash flow, structuring and positioning the company properly will reap huge benefits as the company grows.  He also knows and loves the tech sector and has developed an impressive portfolio of technology sector work.  Easygoing, smart and always thinking ahead in a sector that is continually changing have made him the “go to” guy for many companies

 

Presentation Deck

 

Chart Of Accounts For Tech Companies - Courtesy of SB Partners

SBPartners-ChartOfAccounts-Basic  SBPartners-ChartOfAccounts-Advanced

 

Join The Discussion Online

jointhediscussion

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

The Venue

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

MEV Collage

Eventbrite - #79: Cooler Than Cool - Your Chart Of Accounts

 

 

Solopreneur Peer-2-Peer #56: Qualifying Clients

FRIDAY April 15, 2016 | 9am - 10:30am

Topic: Qualifying Clients

What is the best client for you? Any client? How do you grow your business if you accept any client? 

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]

 

 

Women in Tech Peer-2-Peer #20

WomenInTech Peer2PeerMay 24, 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 Lisa Denis will be speaking about using technology to create economic engagement and community devlopment and Kara Morgan will talk about business management systems that can transform your business.

This session is open to all Silicon Halton members.  Come out, meet our group and take advantage of The Ivy's amazing atmosphere and 2 for 1 dinner entrees.

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. .

 

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