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.

TGIF Tech - Learning Management System


Friday November 27th  2015 |  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm   |   Taste Of Columbia, 67 Bronte Road, Units #2 and #3, Oakville




Mark Wu is an experienced classroom and special education teacher who joined the

ranks of the local startup community as he and his company, Nexed, developed a

new kind of learning management system specifically designed for elementary



ANSWERABLES takes all the typical features of learning management- initially

created for post secondary, and allows the teacher to use them to design a 3D video

game for younger students. Teachers create 'immersive virtual classrooms' to which

they add their students and any web based content. Points and badges are earned as

students complete web quests and assignments from their teachers.


Mark has also been active among the startup community in Halton and the GTA.

Nexed is supported by RICs MaRS, Communitech, and iHub, and has worked with

Sheridan College in Oakville and Trios College in Mississauga.

He will be showcasing his company's platform as well as discussing local support

structures for tech startups.


This event will be of interest to educators, parents and anyone interested in local

tech startups beginning to make waves in the national and international market.


Mark Wu

Mark Wu

Co-Founder, NEXED


Thank you 


email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or phone 416 500 9195


TGIF Tech Supporters

TGIF Tech Sponsors


About TGIF Tech


We are a group of technology entrepreneurs that are interested in showcasing local technology to foster an environment of BUY TRY LOCAL.  Our meetings are held the last Friday of each month.  Our broad definition of technology includes video, gaming, wire-less, animation, podcasting, online communications, internet of things, wearable technology, drones, software programming and consulting, etc.  Each month we’ll feature a regional technology leader where they can offer others an informal touch point for business development, sharing knowledge and information in a relaxed environment.  If you’d like to join our group on a Friday afternoon as a tech demo or if you are looking for more information - please contact   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


CEO Peer-2-Peer (November 2015)

November 2015 | 

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 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. Learn more here.

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




Silicon Halton Day: Milton Innovation Centre

Friday December 4, 2015  |  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?

Come prepared to do your work

This is not an 8 hour business networking event.  Other than some members meeting for a Peer2Peer meetingss and potential Lunch & Learn's, there are no planned sessions during the day. And even if there are planned sessions, you choose to attend them or not. It's your day.  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. .

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.

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

How Technology is Driving the Next Generation of Logistics - Lunch & Learn

Friday December 4, 2015, 12noon - 1pm | Milton Education Village Innovation Centre | Partner Lunch & Learn

Learn how logistics companies are developing and adapting technology to position themselves as industry leaders and help clients develop and grow their markets. What are businesses doing to tap into the power of just-in-time fulfillment to enhance value for their own customers?


Reg Adams, Vice President, Logistic Distribution Inc. 

Logistic Distribution Inc. has made significant investments in information technology over the last few years. This allows LDI to give clients the information they need, when they need it. In addition to their electronic data interchange (EDI) capabilities they offer clients a logistic’s warehouse management service. Their online tools let clients check their inventory status and gives them an accurate picture of trends and histories on all types of orders. All of which reduces costs, improves operations and the experience of the consumer.

Located in Milton, Logistic Distribution Inc. provides third-party logistics (3PL) for companies across Canada. Founded in 1991, LDI’s focus on learning the business requirements of their clients and their related suppliers and clients has allowed them to become “Canada’s Connection”. This in turn helps clients develop and grow their national market share through just-in-time fulfillment, distribution, and logistics.


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: Friday December 2, 2015

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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Meetup #74 - Holiday Cheer + Speed Networking

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 | 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | O'Finns Irish Temper, Oakville


Celebrate The 2015 Holiday Season

Eventbrite - Silicon Halton Meetup #74: Holiday Cheer & Speed NetworkingJoin us on December 8 at O'Finns Irish Temper in downtown Oakville as we celebrate the end of another great Silicon Halton year.  We hope you’ve found value and learned new ideas from all the meetups, peer2peer groups, special events, and linkedin discussions. It’s time to come out and have some fun and meet a whole bunch of people.  We're going to start this meetup a little earlier at 6:30 pm - as we'd like to encourage you to come try the great dinner menu at O'Finn's.

Silicon Halton’s Famous Speed Networking

We're running the ever popular Speed Networking again, where everyone has a few minutes to exchange short introductions and make new connections, then rotate to the next introduction. As you’ll probably be attending other holiday events this year – this will be a great chance to practice your cocktail party pitch.

How Speed Networking Works

  • 3 minutes per conversation
  • First person gets 1 minute to speak about themselves or their company
  • Second person gets 1 minute to speak about themselves or their company
  • Then 1 minute to ask questions or exchange business cards – so bring lots
  • Smile and move on to the next person

What Can You Say In 1 Minute?

A lot actually if you practice a few times before the meetup. You can say:

  • Hello
  • Your name, your role, and your company name
  • What you help your clients / people achieve (one sentence)
  • How you do it (one sentence )
  • Your website (where people can go for more info)

If after the introduction you feel there is value in connecting, absolutely send the other person an email / linkedin request the following day.  

Eventbrite - Silicon Halton Meetup #74: Holiday Cheer & Speed Networking

The Venue

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




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