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.

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Upcoming Events

  • 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 one is an experiment to see if participants get value out of the conversation and overall experience with a test group of active Silicon Halton...

  • CEO Peer-2-Peer (April 2013)

    April 24, 2013 | By Invitation  A self-directed group, administered by Silicon Halton, the group decides the monthly topic 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. Ultimately, they will...

  • 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 Commercial Electronic Messages (CEMs) being sent by you and your organization. It is the strictest anti-spam legislation with hefty fines being levied both to...

Past Events

  • 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

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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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