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.

Upcoming Events

  • Meetup #61: Structured Ideation Toolbox

    Tuesday - November  11, 2014, Halton Hills Public Library, Georgetown - 7:00 pm In an increasingly competitive market, innovation is becoming a key differentiator. The exponential advances and shifts in technology offer more and more opportunities. However, organizations are struggling with new...

  • CEO Peer-2-Peer (Nov 2014)

    November 2014 | By Invitation  A self-directed group, facilitated by Silicon Halton, the group decides the monthly topic one month ahead, in order to provide the most timely and best value to them. The purpose is to help CEOs make better decisions faster in order to grow their hi tech business....

  • Solopreneur Peer-2-Peer #41

    November 20, 2014 | Hampton's Restaurant, Oakville | SoloP2P #41 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. Meet's on the third Thursday of the month, for 90min starting at 8:30am, at...

Past Events

  • Women in Tech Peer-2-Peer #3

    October 16, 2014 | 7pm | Emmas Back Porch, Burlington A new Peer2Peer for women to share and learn from other women in technology.  Silicon Halton...

  • Solopreneur Peer-2-Peer #40

    October 16, 2014 | Hampton's Restaurant, Oakville | SoloP2P #40 This is an open group targeting the Solopreneurs in Halton. A valuable forum where...

  • Meetup #60: Sell Smarter, Sell Faster With CPQ

    Tuesday - October 14, 2014, O'Finns Irish Temper, Oakville - 7:00 pm In business today its all about speed. If you're not satisfying your...

  • Solopreneur Peer-2-Peer #39

    Sept 18, 2014 | Hampton's Restaurant, Oakville | SoloP2P #39 This is an open group targeting the Solopreneurs in Halton. A valuable forum where...

  • CEO Peer-2-Peer (Sept 2014)

    Sept 24, 2014 | By Invitation  A self-directed group, facilitated by Silicon Halton, the group decides the monthly topic one month ahead, in order...

  • Meetup #59: Open Data. Open Gov. Shape The Future.

      Sept 9, 2014, QE Park Community & Cultural Centre, Oakville Open Government Data is creating huge opportunities for citizens everywhere. Silicon...

  • CEO Peer-2-Peer (August 2014)

    Aug 27, 2014 | By Invitation  A self-directed group, facilitated by Silicon Halton, the group decides the monthly topic one month ahead, in order to...

  • Solopreneur Peer-2-Peer #38

    Aug 21, 2014 | Hampton's Restaurant, Oakville | SoloP2P #38 This is an open group targeting the Solopreneurs in Halton. A valuable forum where...

  • Women in Tech Peer-2-Peer #2

    Sept 25, 2014 A new Peer2Peer for women to share and learn from other women in technology.  Silicon Halton members can join the converstation here. ...

  • Silicon Halton Day @ Burlington HiVE

    Friday August 29, 2014  |  Burlington HiVE | Drop in anytime 8:30am - 5pm Here's your opportunity to experience and experiment with co-working. Join...

  • Solopreneur Peer-2-Peer #37

    July 17, 2014 | Hampton's Restaurant, Oakville | SoloP2P #37 This is an open group targeting the Solopreneurs in Halton. A valuable forum where...

  • CEO Peer-2-Peer (July 2014)

    July 23, 2014 | By Invitation  A self-directed group, facilitated by Silicon Halton, the group decides the monthly topic in order to provide the most...

  • Meetup #58 – Networking Un-Meetup

    Aug 12, 2014 | Burlington Hive, Burlington Our un-meetup theme is Networking: Collaboration, Partnerships, Referrals, and Career Growth. How It...

  • Meetup #57 - Website Accessibility & AODA

    Was July 8, 2014 | The Marquee @ Sheridan College, Oakville Hear Andrea Dubravsky of ADWebcom talk about website accessibility. The Accessibility...

  • Solopreneur Peer-2-Peer #36

    June 19, 2014 | Hampton's Restaurant, Oakville | SoloP2P #36 This is an open group targeting the Solopreneurs in Halton. A valuable forum where...

  • CEO Peer-2-Peer (June 2014)

    June 25, 2014 | By Invitation  A self-directed group, administered by Silicon Halton, the group decides the monthly topic in order to provide the most...

  • SB Partner's Next Gen CEO workshop: Scaling your Business

    June 17, 2014, 8am-10am | Burlington Golf and Country Club | Partner Workshop Join SB Partners for their next Next Gen CEO roundtable, Scaling Your...

  • Silicon Halton Day @ Burlington HiVE

    May 30, 2014  |  Burlington HiVE | Drop in anytime 8:30am - 5pm Here's your opportunity to experiment with co-working. Join fellow members at our...

  • Meetup #56 - Tech Under 20

    June 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM -- Milton Education Village, Milton The next generation of tech gurus is growing up in our backyards, skinning it's knees...

  • Solopreneur Peer-2-Peer #35

    May 15, 2014 | Hampton's Restaurant, Oakville | SoloP2P #35 This is an open group targeting the Solopreneurs in Halton. A valuable forum where...

  • CEO Peer-2-Peer (May 2014)

    May 28, 2014 | By Invitation  A self-directed group, administered by Silicon Halton, the group decides the monthly topic in order to provide the most...

  • How Will Technology Disruption Impact Halton Businesses?

    On April 24th, we'll be hosting the first of our Round Table Dinner Conversation Series with Silicon Halton members and special guests. This first...

  • Meetup #55: Canada's Anti Spam Legislation

    May 13, 2014 | Burlington Hive, Burlington On July 1, 2014 the Canada Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) comes in to effect. CASL applies to all...

  • SoloPreneur Peer-2-Peer #34

    April 17, 2014 | Hampton's Restaurant, Oakville | SoloP2P #34 This is an open group targeting the Solopreneurs in Halton. A valuable forum where...

  • Meetup #53 - Enemy at the Gate - Cyber Security

    March 18, 2014 | O’Finn’s Irish Temper, Oakville | Meetup 53: Cyber Security - Panel Presentation / Q&A. Security is a topic we have not yet...

  • SoloPreneur Peer-2-Peer #33

    Mar 20, 2014 | Hampton's Restaurant, Oakville | SoloP2P #33 This is an open group targeting the Solopreneurs in Halton. A valuable forum where...

  • Silicon Halton Workshop Day @ Burlington HiVE

    March 26, 2014 | Burlington HiVE | Drop in anytime 8am - 6pm | Attend an afternoon workshop The March 26, 2014 Silicon Halton Day will include nine...

  • Meetup #54: New Tech

    April 8, 2014 | QE Park, Oakville | Meetup 54: New Tech Meetup Introducing our first New Tech meetup! The New Tech meetup is an opportunity for...

  • Meetup #52 - The Secrets Of Successful Podcasting

    February 11, 2014  |  Milton Education Village The pundits have stopped talking about the “death of podcasting.” In fact, this medium is stronger than...

  • CEO Peer-2-Peer (Feb 2014)

    Feb 26, 2014 | 8am - 9:30am | By Invitation  A self-directed group, administered by Silicon Halton, the group decides the monthly topic in order to...

  • Meetup #51 - Playing The Independent Contractor Shuffle

    January 14, 2014 | Ned Devine's, Milton | Meetup #51 Meetup #51: You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Or What the Contract Says!) – Playing the...

  • SoloPreneur Peer-2-Peer #31

    Jan 16, 2014 | Hampton's Restaurant, Oakville | SoloP2P #31 A continuation of SoloP2P #30 where we will determine ways to leavage each other's on...

  • SoloPreneur Peer-2-Peer #32

    Feb 20, 2014 | Hampton's Restaurant, Oakville | SoloP2P #31 This is an open group targeting the Solopreneurs in Halton. A valuable forum where...

  • Silicon Halton Day @ Burlington HiVE

    Jan 24, 2013  |  Burlington HiVE | Drop in anytime 8am - 6pm Join fellow members at our monthly Silicon Halton Day at the new coworking space in...

  • CEO Peer-2-Peer (Jan 2014)

    Jan 22, 2014 | 8am - 9:30am | By Invitation  A self-directed group, administered by Silicon Halton, the group decides the monthly topic in order to...

Past Events 2013

Meetup #6 - Silicon Halton Model

SiliconHaltonBlvd

Keeping with tradition, Chris and Rick gave a progress overview of the accomplishments since the March meetup:

  • We opened with a round of applause as Silicon Halton reached another milestone today (at Milestones), namely, this was our sixth meetup, the 1/2 year mark!
  • Linkedin membership grew another 20% over last month
  • We annouced two drafts of the Silicon Halton badge.  Members had asked about a logo to place on their business card or web site.  Ttwo versions were submitted for consideration, and everyone was asked to review the drafts found here and vote by May 18.


Another pending milestone is Silicon Halton's first exposure in print with SnapOakvillecoming out to today's event.  Travis from SnapOakville said the story would be in the May 1st edition, distributed in businesses throughout Oakville.

The Program

Rick kicked off the workshop with a very brief presentation on what he learned at Communitech’s EnableU  "How to build a hi tech cluster” event in March.  Noteworthly points were:

  • Silicon Halton is not alone in Ontario, Canada, nor North America.  Every city, town, community and every edge-city is striving to reinvent itself with a tech flair.
  • The belief that Silicon Halton must create a unique value proposition and have audacious ambitions.
  • The need for a Silicon Halton tech ecosystem.

Here is the slidedeck for Rick's prezo:

View more presentations from Silicon Halton.

The prezo nicely led into the workshop where we had people provide input to our business plan.  We asked members for input into:

  • Next 12 Month Objectives
  • SH Value Proposition
  • Types of SH Membership
  • Core offerings to SH members
  • The ugly topic of revenue generation

Results will be shared.

 

Community

  • We learned of initiative to bring to Oakville in October. You can follow the initative on and Mark Mulholland’s TEDxTwitterFacebook
  • Interesting to have a local person with Provincial-level "politicial asperations" come out and introduce herself.
  • We "Got to better know a Halton hi tech business" of Linda McIntosh.

1000 Words

Words can't do justice to communicate the connectidness and uber networking that is taking place at the events. Slideshow below or see the pix directly here.

 

Thanks

The list of people and companies we need to thanked is pleasantly growing, growing to the point were we now risk missing someone. That's a nice problem to have.

  • Thumbs-up to Oakville for the use of their venue.  Milestones is truly a gem of a restaraunt hidden in the back corner of the entertainment complex, directly opposite SilverCity Oakville movie theater.  Check them out.  Milestones
  • Kudos to Travis Riggin @ SnapOakville.com for coming out and snapping some pictures for the Snap Oakville news paper.  We learned that Snap Oakville has a circulation approaching 25,000.  Watch for us in the May edition.
  • Thanks again to Nancy Forsyth's The UPS Store 342 for printing the May flyers (please circulate).
  • Hi-five again to Ryan Gamble for capturing the event in digital stills.

Recap Video

Here's Rick and Chris giving a kick recap on how the night went.

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Past Events 2012

EventTopicDateLocationTrack

SoloP2P #19

Silicon Halton SoloPreneur #19 [Info | Register]

Dec 20, 2012 Hampton’s Restaurant (Civitan Room), at the Quality Suites Hotel, Oakville

P2P

CEO P2P

Silicon Halton CEO P2P [info]

Dec 19, 2012 by invitation

P2P

SU CEO P2P

new! Startup CEO P2P #3 [info]

Dec 18, 2012 by invitation

P2P

Meetup #38

Holiday Social 2012 [Info | Register]

Dec 11, 2012 Water Street Cooker

Meetup (free)

CEO P2P

Silicon Halton CEO P2P [info]

Nov 28, 2012 by invitation

 P2P

Big Data P2P

Silicon Halton Big Data / Analytics P2P #6  [discuss]

Nov 27, 2012 Dueling Pianos, Oakville

 P2P

SU CEO P2P

Startup CEO P2P [info]

Nov 27, 2012 by invitation

 P2P

Demo Night

Silicon Halton & Haltech Demo Night #2 [Register]

Nov 22, 2012 Teatro Conference and Event Centre, Milton. [map]

Demo Night (free)

Solopreneur P2P #18

Silicon Halton SoloPreneur #18 [Info | Register]

Nov 15, 2012 Hampton’s Restaurant (Civitan Room), at the Quality Suites Hotel, Oakville

P2P (free)

Meetup #37

Pitch Night [ Info | Discuss | Register ]
Powered by the Town of Oakville

Nov 14, 2012

QE Park Community & Cultural Centre,  Oakville

Meetup (free)

iOS P2P

iPad mini + your favourite code snippets  [Register]

Nov 6, 2012 William's Coffee Pub, Burlington

P2P (free)

Workshop

Pitch Camp Breakfast #1 [Info | Register]

Nov 6, 2012 Hampton’s Restaurant (Civitan Room)
Quality Suites Hotel, Oakville [map]

Workshop ($)

CEO P2P

Silicon Halton CEO P2P [info]

Oct 24, 2012 by invitation

P2P (free)

Big Data / Analytics P2P

Meetup #5

Oct 23, 2012 Dueling Pianos / Wendel Clarks

P2P (free)

Solo P2P #17

Silicon Halton SoloPreneur #17, Google Adwords [Info | Register]

Oct 18, 2012 Hampton’s Restaurant (Civitan Room), at the Quality Suites Hotel, Oakville

P2P (free)

Meetup #36

Windows 8 - Take The Tour
[Info | Discuss | Register]

Oct 9, 2012 Emma's Back Porch Meetup (free)
iOS P2P

Anniversary Meetup!  [Register]

Oct 9, 2012 Sheridan College

P2P (free)

GHVF

GHVF Breakfast event: Finding opportunities in Private Equity [ Info Register ]

Oct 3, 2012 Burlington Golf & Country Club, Burlington Partner ($)
CEO P2P

Silicon Halton CEO P2P [info]

Sept 26, 2012 by invitation P2P (free)
Big Data / Analytics P2P P2P #4 [ Discussion / Registration ] Sept 25, 2012 Dueling Pianos / Wendel Clark's P2P (free)
SoloP2P #16

Exploring Google Analytics and include Adwords [Register]

Sept 20, 2012 Hampton’s Restaurant (Civitan Room), at the Quality Suites Hotel, Oakville P2P (free)
Meetup 35

SMB Disaster Recovery Planning [Info | Discuss | Register]

September 11, 2012 Dueling Pianos, Oakville Meetup (free)
iOS P2P

App.NET  | Are blocks worth it? | Categories vs. Extensions [Register]

September 11, 2012

Sheridan College (Oakville)

P2P
Big Data / Analytics P2P

P2P#3 [Info | Register ]

August 28, 2012 Kings Arms Pub (upstairs)
Oakville
P2P (free;
SH members only)
Demo Night

Demo Night #1 [ Register ]

August 23, 2012 Teatro Conference and Event Centre - Milton Demo Night
SoloP2P
#15
SoloPreneur P2P #14 - Google Analytics Part 2 [Register] August 15, 2012 Hamptons Restaurant, Quality Suites Hotel, Oakville P2P
Meetup 34

Rev Up Your Business With CRM and Marketing Automation [ Info | Discuss | Register ]

August 13, 2012 Ned Devine's, Milton Meetup (free)
IOS P2P

iOS Freelancing experiences and tactics  [Register]

August 7, 2012 Williams Coffee Pub, Oakville P2P
CEO P2P

 Silicon Halton CEO P2P

July 25, 2012   P2P

Picnic

Silicon Halton / Haltech Summer Family Picnic [Info | discuss]

July 21, 2012

Bronte Provincial Park Picnic ($)

SoloP2P #14

Google Analytics

July 19, 2012

Hampton Restaurant, Quality Suites Hotel, Oakville P2P

Meetup 33

Networking Un-Meetup [Info | Discuss | Register]

July 10, 2012

Emma's Back Porch, Burlington Meetup (free)

IOS P2P

Catch-up (iOS6, WWDC, etc.) [Register]

July 3, 2012

Williams Coffee Pub Burlington P2P (free)

CEO P2P

By Invitation [Info]

June 23, 2012

  P2P (free)

Solo #13

SEO for LinkedIn [Info | Register]

June 21, 2012

Hampton's Restaurant, Quality Suites Hotel, Oakville P2P (free)

Meetup 32

Optimizing a Go-To-Market IT Portfolio Mix [Info | Discuss | Register]

June 11, 2012

Dueling Pianos, Oakville Meetup (free)

Agile / Lean P2P

The Influencers Mantra Workshop [Info | Register]

June 8, 2012

e-spot, Oakville P2P (free)

GHVF

Personal Reflections on Risk versus Return, by Garth Jestley, Deputy Chairman of Middlefield Capital Corporation [Registration]

June 6, 2012

Burlington Golf and Country Club Partner ($)

CEO P2P

By Invitation [info]

May 23, 2012

  P2P (free)

Solo P2P #12

Scaling & Outsourcing

May 17, 2012

Oakville, Hampton's Restaurant, Quality Suites Hotel P2P (free)

iOS P2P

Snippets, tweaks, and custom controls (take 2) [Register]

May 15, 2012

Williams Coffee Pub, Burlington P2P (free)

Meetup 31

10 UX Methods To Help You Build Great Apps [Info | Discuss | Register]

May 8, 2012

Milton Town Hall, Milton Meetup (free)

Start Up Weekend

 Startup Weekend Hamilton [Info | DiscussHelp Out]

April 27-29, 2012

Hamilton  

CEO P2P

By invitation [info]

April 26, 2012

  P2P (free)

Solo P2P #11

Understanding Each Other - 5 minute intros

April 19, 2012

Oakville P2P (free)

Meetup 30

Are Technology Professionals Ready for the Future?  [ Info  |  Discuss  |  Register ]

April 10, 2012

Emma's Back Porch Business Growth

iOS P2P

Snippets, tweaks, and custom controls. [Register]

April 10, 2012

William's Coffee Pub Burlington P2P

GHVF

Deloitte's prediction's for tech, media and telcom for 2012. [Register]

April 4, 2012

Burlington Golf and Country Club Partner ($)

Workshop #1

Lean Startup Workshop [Info | Discuss | Register

April 3, 2012

eSpot, Oakville Workshop ($)

CEO P2P

By Invitation [Info]

March 22, 2012

Oakville P2P (free)

Agile/Lean P2P #8

Usability and Prototyping [Info | Discuss | Register]

March 20, 2012

Sheridan College - Trafalgar Campus P2P (free)

Solopreneur P2P

Vendor / Supplier Management
[Info | Discuss | Register]

March 15, 2012

Oakville P2P

Meetup 29

Cultural Diversity in Organizations as a Competitive Advantage
[Info | Discuss | Register]

March 13, 2012

Oakville Networking

iOS P2P

More codeJam, so bring your macbooks [Register]

March 6, 2012

Oakvile P2P

Startup Weekend (pre-event)

Leap into Startup weekend Hamilton

Feb 28, 2012

Parlour Room, Baltimore House NA

Meetup 28

Top 10 Government Tax Credits & Incentives Your Tech Business Needs To Know About
[Info | Discuss | Register]

  1. 14, 2012
Ned Devines, Milton Business Optimization

Meetup 27

Meetup #27: Reaching the 800 Million
[Info | Discuss]

Jan 10, 2012

Emma's Back Porch

Technology Innovation

Past Events 2011

EventTopicDateLocationTrack

iOS P2P

iPad mini + your favourite code snippets  [Register]

Nov 6, 2012

William's Coffee Pub, Burlington

P2P (free)

Workshop

Pitch Camp Breakfast #1 [Info | Register]

Nov 6, 2012

Hampton’s Restaurant (Civitan Room)
Quality Suites Hotel, Oakville [map]

Workshop ($)

CEO P2P

Silicon Halton CEO P2P [info]

Oct 24, 2012

by invitation

P2P (free)

Meetup 26

Why Your Startup Isn't Getting Funded and How To Change It
[Info | Discuss]

Dec 13, 2011

Dueling Pianos / Wendel Clark's

Business Growth

Soloprenuer peer2peer #7

Branding & Logos

Nov 17, 2011

Hamptons Restaurant, Oakville P2P

Meetup 25

Leverage LinkedIn To Recruit Top Talent For Your Business

Nov 8, 2011

Ned Devines, Milton

Networking

Meetup 24

Tackling Technology In Your Business Plan

Oct 11, 2011

Emma's Back Porch

Business Optimization

Agile/Lean peer2peer

Agile Peer-to-peer group

Oct 5, 2011

Boston Pizza, Oakville

NA

TechArts peer2peer

Creative Commons Licensing & Copyright

Sept 28, 2011

Boston Pizza, Oakville

NA

CEO
peer2peer

Learn more about this P2P Group

Sept 22, 2011

Oakville NA

Solopreneur
peer2peer

Web Marketing (SEO/SEM)

Sept 15, 2011

Hamptons Restaurant, Oakville NA

Meetup 23

From An Idea To The App Store

Sept 13, 2011

Artisanos, Oakville

Innovation

Meetup 22

Creating High Differentiation
With Evidence Based Selling

 Aug 9, 2011

Ned Devines, Milton

Business Growth

Meetup 21

Is Social Networking Good
for Business? Heck Ya!

July 12, 2011

Emma's Back Porch, Burlington

Networking

Meetup 20

Agile 101: Achieving Business Agility

June 14, 2011

Sheridan College, Oakville

Optimization

Meetup 19

Open Data - Turning Public Data Into
Useful, Actionable Information

May 10, 2011

Ned Devines, Milton

Innovation

CEO peer2peer

Inaugural Meeting

    p2p

Meetup 18

VC Pitching 101

April 18, 2011

Emma's Back Porch, Burlington

Business Growth

Meetup 17

Take Charge Of Your Career

March 8, 2011

eSpot, Oakville

Networking

Meetup 16

Knowledge Management +
The Evolution Of The Social Workplace

February 8, 2011

Ned Devines, Milton

Optimization

Meetup 15

Window Phone 7

January 11, 2011

Emma's Back Porch, Burlington

Innovation

Past Events 2009 - 2010

EventTopicDateLocationTrack

Meetup 14

Hi Tech Entry Into The USA

December 14, 2010

Sheridan College, Oakville

Business Growth

Meetup 13

Top 10 LinkedIn Tips & Powerful Networking

November 16, 2010

Ned Devines, Milton

Networking

Meetup 12

Our 1 Year Anniversary!

October 19, 2010

Philthy McNasty's, Oakville

 

Meetup 11

Another Unmeetup

September 21, 2010

Emma's Back Porch, Burlington

 

Meetup 10

The Unmeetup

August 17, 2010

Hugh Foster Hall, Milton

 

Meetup 9

The Journey Continues

July 20, 2010

e-spot, Oakville

 

Meetup 8

Transcending Geography and Generations

June 22, 2010

Cedar Springs Racquet Club

 

Meetup 7

Member Involvement

May 18, 2010

Ned Devines, Milton

 

Meetup 6

Silicon Halton Model

April 20, 2010

Milestones, Burlington

 

Meetup 5

Networking and Knowledge Sharing

March 23, 2010

Philthy McNasty's, Burlington

 

Meetup 4

Growth, Growth, Growth

February ??, 2010

Ned Devines, Milton

 

Meetup 3

What Will Silicon Halton Become?

January 16, 2010

Boston Pizza, Oakville

 

Meetup 2

Living and Working In Halton

December 10, 2009

Williams Coffee Pub, Burlington

 

Meetup 1

Here We Go....

November 10, 2009

Williams Coffee Pub, Oakville

 

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