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.

TGIF Tech - May 2016

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May 27th 2016  |  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm   |   Taste Of Colombia, 67 Bronte Road, Units #2 and #3, Oakville

 

Cathy Thompson is a global expert in youth education, wellness and resiliency. She is the founder of Beyond the Classroom, a leading provider of in-home K-12 tutoring services for students. 

 Cathy's mission is to inspire millions of children and youth around the world to grow their confidence, life skills and academic capacity so they can make a meaningful life-long contribution to their families, schools and communities.

 Cathy is a pioneer in the field of youth mental health and wellness. Her programs have been adopted by internationally recognized non-profit organizations and are in use globally.  She is considered a go-to expert on youth and is a sought after speaker, consultant and trainer by community groups, non-profits and organizations focused on supporting confident, resilient children.

 An award-winning entrepreneur, Cathy has launched six successful business ventures and mentors new and established women in business to create profitable, sustainable and meaningful companies.

 At this event, Cathy will share her journey with building a successful tutoring organization in Halton, along with the process of franchising. She will highlight implications of moving towards a franchise business model including critical evaluation points to consider.

 

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About TGIF Tech

Held once a month on a Friday afternoon, these informal meetings are a way to build the connections among Oakville’s technology ecosystem. We offer an informal touch point for business development, sharing knowledge and information in a relaxed environment. Consider coming out and joining us if you are involved with a digital media business or organization in Oakville. Our broad definition of technology includes video, gaming, wire-less, animation, podcasting, online communications, software programming and consulting, etc.

Got an idea for a Friday afternoon - or looking for more information - please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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.  

Location: Taste of Colombia (Bronte BIA) Map: https://goo.gl/maps/QPTi1 

 

Silicon Halton Day: Halton HiVE

Friday June 3, 2016  |  Halton HiVE | Drop in anytime, 8:30am - 5pm

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Here's your opportunity to experience and experiment with co-working. Join fellow members at our monthly Silicon Halton Day at the coworking space Halton HiVE, Burlington. 

Our ideas are products of our environment. They are influenced by the conversations around us.
- Clive Thompson, Contributing Editor, Wired Magazine

Random opportunities and discoveries that arise from interactions with others – play a large role in coworking
- from Working in the UnOffice from Night Owls Press

If you’ve experienced the favourable collisions, the random opportunities, that regularly occur during the short span of a Silicon Halton meetup, imagine the possibilities during a full day? Collisions are the probable interactions with other local tech businesses or professionals or ancillary tech services. These collisions routinely produce discoveries, economic and/or professional growth.

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

Lunch & Learn? Maybe

Interested in delivering a 1hr lunch & learn presentation? Contact Rick Stomphorst 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 HiVE is your decision. Come for an hour, the morning or afternoon, just for the 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.

About The HiVE

HaltonHive logo 300xThe Halton HiVE is an open concept office space reengineered for IT professionals, startups, freelancers and entrepreneurs. Those in the tech space know that “collisions”, unplanned interfacing between IT, Digital Media, ecommerce, etc., professionals often produce economic and/or professional growth. Read more about The HiVE here.

Learn more about the Burlington HiVE here: www.burlingtonhive.com and follow @HaltonHiVE, or contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 1-866-427-2450

When: June 3, 2016 | 8:30 am - 5 pm

Cost: No cost for Silicon Halton members ($39 value each). 

Location: Halton HiVE, 901 Guelph Line, Burlington – on the South-East corner of Guelph Line & Harvester Rd. [map]

Discuss: Silicon Halton members can discuss the event here.

Register: Register at the door

Meetup #80: Financing and Funding - What Are Your Options? Ask The Experts

June 2016 - Investing

June 14, 2016 | 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm (NOTE: early start time) | Halton Hive

We’ve invited a panel of experts to help us understand the range of options available to us to help us finance and fund our new and existing businesses. This meetup’s presenting sponsor is BDC. The format is a Q&A style panel and will be moderated by Chris Herbert.

The lineup of panelists include those experienced in: early stage investing, equity crowdfunding, government funding, cashflow financing, venture capital and small and midsize business loans. Two additional panelists are being confirmed so stay tuned!

 

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About the Panelists

Chris Herbert Avatar 150x150Chris Herbert, Co-founder of Silicon Halton and Head Dude at Mi6 Agency (Moderator)

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Chris is the cofounder of Silicon Halton and founder and CMO of Mi6 Agency. Mi6 Agency is a B2B technology marketing and customer development firm located in Oakville.

 

 

SandiGilbertSandi K Gilbert, Founder & CEO SeedUps Canada

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Sandi is a strategic, visionary entrepreneur focused on developing and deploying technology solutions for the private capital markets. She is the Founder of SeedUps Canada, Canada's first investment crowdfunding platform that brings ordinary and sophisticated investors together to discover, evaluate and collaborate on investing in growing companies. Companies raise capital through a secure platform where they can pitch, attract and close investors. Investors execute investments online and stay informed of investee companies’ activities. She calls it Dragons' Den and e*Trade combined. Sandi is a board member of NACO Canada the association of angel investors.

 

JacolineLoewenJacoline Loewen, Director of Business Development UBS (Canada)

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Jacoline Loewen is a Director, Business Development at UBS (Canada), voted best private bank globally 2013 and 2014 by Euromoney.  Jacoline Loewen was also a Director of Crosbie & Company Inc., an Exempt Market Dealer, specializing in finance for owner operators and family businesses, specifically acquisitions, restructurings, sales, successions and private equity financing. She is the author of "Money Magnet: How to Attract Investors to Your Business” (Wiley), which has been used by Ivey as a textbook. She is a regular panellist on BNN: The Pitch, a contributor to the Globe & Mail and National Post, serves as a judge for the Richard Ivey School of Business’ Business Plan Competitions and is a guest lecturer at Ivey and Rotman Universities.

 

 

Richard KunRichard Kun, Business Development Manager, RDP Associates Inc.

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Richard has assisted a wide variety of growth-oriented firms that are focused on technology improvements to seize and maximize opportunities that will increase cash and profits. Core areas of expertise are Innovation Management, New Product Development and Funding from Tax Credits and Various Government Incentives. Richard is a sponsor of a technology accelerator group, angel investor and business consultant to early stage companies

 

 

John-Breakey  John Breakey, CEO at Fivel Systems & Promys Enterprise

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 John Breakey is an Angel investor and the CEO of Fivel Systems Corporation and GeNUIT Inc makers of PROMYS PSA software. He      was the founder and CEO of UNIS LUMIN from 1990 to 2012 which was acquired by Softchoice for $17M.

 

 

 

Ian Harvey, General Manager HARCAP

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Ian is the General Manager of Harcap. HARCAP manages a discretionary investment pool that is designated for promising investments. Target investments are typically some form of debt, equity or hybrid ranging in size from $200,000 to $2,000,000. Investments are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and not necessarily limited by industry or stage of corporate development. However, the company should be beyond the proof of concept stage and preference will be given to companies currently achieving in excess of $500,000 in annual revenue with at least one full year of results and 3rd-party accountant-prepared financial statements.

Format

Each panelist will be asked to answer three key questions by the moderator during a five minute window each to kick start the panel and audience interaction. Audience participation is welcomed and encouraged through the presentations and panel discussion!

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Join The Discussion Online 

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

 

Venue

Halton Hive - 901 Guelph Line, Burlington
www.HaltonHive.com and follow @HaltonHiVE, or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 905.592.2590.

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Sr. HR Roundable (May 2016)

May 2016 | Oakville, ON

A learning forum for Senior HR Managment from Technology companies to:

  • Share challenges
  • Share solutions
  • Develop/validate strategies & tactics
  • Reduce risk in decisions
  • Improve quality and speed of decisions
  • Develop a trusted supportive network of peers

Ultimately increasing their value and their Human Resource department’s value to the organization.

This group meets once per month for 90min over breakfast.

Learn more here

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Bob Nagar for details or learn more here (coming soon).

 

 

 

Spark The Change - 2016 Conference

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June 9 + 10, 2016  |  Ontario Science Centre, Toronto

A conference for the whole organization, Spark brings together Agile, HR, Organizational Development and Change Management practitioners under one roof!

Trying to introduce change in an organization can be a frustrating and lonely pursuit. Come to Spark. Talk to others who are doing it. Learn from the leading-edge experiments of radical companies. Hear inspiring examples and practical advice for taking action and overcoming obstacles. Develop skills and plans and return to work ready to make change happen.

REGISTER TODAY - Get the Silicon Halton member price with discount code: siliconhalton (10% off any ticket)

 

 

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