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.

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.  Our second presenter is yet to be confirmed.

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.

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


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


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

Join The Discussion Online


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)

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



CEO Peer-2-Peer (April 2016)

April 2016 | Oakville, ON

The purpose is to help CEOs make higher quality decisions faster in order to grow their hi tech business. Ultimately, they will build stronger companies and stronger ICT cluster in Halton Region. Membership is 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.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details or learn more here.




Silicon Halton Day: Milton Innovation Centre

Friday May 6, 2016  |  Drop-in Anytime, 8:30am-4:30pm  |  Milton Innovation Centre

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Once each month the Innovation Centre opens its doors to Silicon Halton members.  Whether this your first opportunity to experience co-working or your 15th time, join fellow Silicon Halton members, and Innovation Centre members, at our monthly Silicon Halton Day at the MEV in Milton.

"Traditionally, society forces us to choose between working at home for ourselves or working at an office for a company. If we work at a traditional 9 to 5 company job, (the employer provides) community and structure, but lose freedom and the ability to control our own lives. If we work for ourselves at home, we gain independence but suffer loneliness and bad habits from not being surrounded by a work community. Coworking is a solution to this problem." - Brad Neuberg, first person to use the term "Coworking" and founder of first coworking space (The Spiral Muse in San Fransisco).

If you work in home office or small office, can you afford not to come?

Choose your own window

What time you spend at the Innovation Centre is your decision. Come for an hour, the morning or afternoon, just for a Lunch & Learn, or all day. Come in, find a desk, get to work.

Free wifi, plenty of power outlets and seating locations to choose from.

Interested in delivering a 1hr lunch & learn presentation? Contact Kyle Benham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

MEV IC MEVIC logoCan't wait?

Immediately discovery what the Innovation Centre has to offer by visiting them for a tour or to use the space.  No appointment neccessary. Also visit them at mevinnovationcentre.ca


When: See dates below.  Open from 8:30am - 5pm

Cost: No cost for Silicon Halton members. 

Location: Milton Education Village - Innovation Centre: 555 Industrial Drive, Milton [Google Map]

Discuss: Silicon Halton members can discuss the event here <soon>.

Register: Register at the door

The 3D Printing Revolution

Friday May 6, 2016, 12noon - 1pm | Milton Education Village Innovation Centre | Partner Lunch & Learn

Can’t Find What You’re Looking For? Make It Yourself With 3D Printing

The 3D printing revolution is here and has the potential to turn each of us into designers and innovators rather than just being consumers of standardized, off the shelf products. Join LIL 3D Printing/Memorables for an interactive presentation and discussion on the evolution of 3D printing and photogrammetry as it moves beyond prototyping and niche manufacturing.

You will learn the evolution of 3D Printing technology and its use and highlight the revolution it is creating by unlocking the world’s creative potential. 

Learn how 3D printing companies are:

  • Promoting design democracy by empowering users to identify and create solutions to address their specific needs or desires, outside of the standard box.
  • Combining 3D imaging and printing to improve product quality, reduce production times and create personalized custom products.
  • Enabling entrepreneurship among artists, designers, architects, engineers and craftsman.


Mark Sherman, owner, LIL 3D Printing is an independent 3D printer located in Milton. Currently they are working on product prototypes, tooling, harsh environment coatings, artistic models, toys, games, one of a kind gifts as well as their our own product line of tech inspired gadgets. www.lil3dprinting.com

Michelle Hawco, owner, Memorables Inc., uses photogrammetry to produce 3D images of people and pets; which can be printed as keepsakes, used to produce custom fitted prototypes, assess body shape and extract measurements, or produce digital assets for animation and video games.


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.

Date: May 6, 1016

Time: 12noon - 1 pm

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

Cost: N/A - BYOLunch, desert provided

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