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.

Silicon Halton Workshop Day @ Halton HiVE

February 19, 2016 | Halton Hive | Burlington



The February 19, 2016 Silicon Halton Day will include multiple tracks of three 45min workshops.  Workshops will run from 1pm until 4pm. The first workshops begin at 1pm, Eventbrite - Silicon Halton Workshop Day @ Halon Hivethen 2pm, with the last at 3pm, ending by 4pm.  Moving between tracks is encouraged.  Presenters are all experts in their field. More workshops to-be-announced.

Workshop Day is held in conjunction with the Silicon Halton Day at the Halton Hive, Once each month Halton Hive opens it's doors to Silicon Halton members - free - a $30 value. Door open at 8:30am. 

Track 1: Design / Branding | Track 2: Sales | Track 3: Business Valuation and Funding

Download Workshop Agenda PDF here (coming soon)


Sanjiv SirpalEveryday Design Design is a vehicle for change. From services, products to experiences - organizations are increasingly applying design methodologies to envision new futures. Design and Designers, are increasingly becoming a competitive advantage. Everyday Design, will discuss and showcase processes and projects to inspire teams and organizations to, design everyday. At Jamdeo, Sanjiv use’s design to create compelling SmartTV experiences for millions of TV screens across the world. At mbient.com, he reveals what he’s learned about the craft of design, both as an individual contributor, and as a design leader. Presenter: Sanjiv Sirpal, VP of Design & Innovation at Jamdeo.com, Founder of mbient.com, a Design Innovation Studio. @sanjivsirpal

Tammy-pivotx100Introduction to Business Model Canvas What's the Business Model Canvas and how it works for your business - Join Tammy as she introduces a powerful tool called the Business Model Canvas. This tool and methodology has been used around the world and was created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. It allows you to manipulate your business into different revenue models in a risk free environment. The canvas will also allow you to share your business model with your team using a shared language and allow you to test and hypothesize new models to generate business and differentiate you from your competition. Presenter: Tammy Hwang. is passionate about building businesses and supporting entrepreneurs. Currently with the City of Hamilton in the Global Hamilton office where she works with newcomers and immigrants to help them start businesses in Hamilton. She's also one of the cofounders for Hamilton's biggest coworking space, CoMotion on King. Tammy was recently the Senior Analyst with Innovation Factory and the Forge in Hamilton where she worked with over 800 technology startups to help build their business from concept to investment. You can follow her on twitter @tammyhwang 

Chris Herbert Avatar 150x150Using Social Media to Prospect & Build Your Network. Chris' workshop will be on using social media to prospect and build your network. Hell walk you through a lite version of the process, tools and programmatic approach he uses. This workshop is best suited for individuals and companies that need to develop 1:1 relationships. This is a hands-on workshop, so bring your laptop. Chris is the founder of Mi6 and Co-Founder of Silicon Halton. Presenter: Chris Herbert, MI6 Agency. @b2bspecialist

MZConverting Opportunities to Deals What if you could convert more opportunities faster? Would it have a significant impact on your business today? This workshop is designed to help your prospects to buy - NOW. Gain insight into the questions buyers need addressed at each stage of their buying process. Capitalizing on her own sales successes as sales manager and mentor within Fortune 500 companies, Marguerite identified the need to create a systemized selling system that would produce results all the time, every time, no exceptions. She brought together experts in sales, learning theory, gaming, and neuroscience to design Momentium – the world’s leading online interactive game-based sales training system. Presenter: Marguerite Zimmerman is the CEO of E=mz2 @momentium

GregClarkeBusiness Valuation - How to Plan for a Top Dollar Exit Strategy Drawing on his expertise as a CPA and business advisor, Greg will deliver essential and practical information to help Silicon Halton members maximize the value of their privately held business. Members will learn about the elements of value drivers in a business, the nuts and bolts of a business valuation, deal structures and tax implications, and what a professional valuation expert brings to the table. Presenter: Join Greg Clarke, Partner from SB Partners.  


Philip NeukomThink You're Ready for Outside Investor Funding? There are many sources of funding available for tech companies but one of the hardest to get is Angel and Venture Capital funding. The media provides many success stories but the data shows that only the "lucky" few get funded. Canadian Venture Capital investing was up a record 31% or $500 million in 2013, but the number of actual deals done increased by only 2% or 9 deals. Learn what you need to do before starting your venture funding journey. What you will learn will improve your chances for success. Presenter: Philip Neukom, Profit Analytics Inc.@philipneukom 

Other presenters added as they come onlinel 

Interested in presenting in the Future?

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with your idea or share your ideas here (members).


Join fellow members at our monthly Silicon Halton Day at the coworking space in Burlington, the Halton HiVE. However, come prepared to do your work. This is not an 8 hour business networking event. Other than some members meeting for a Peer2Peer group meeting at 8:30am and the optional workshops, there are no other planned structured activities during the day.

Collisionable. Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos) is a believer in the idea, popular in organizationaly psychology, that random, unplanned interactions between people often yield the most innovative results.
- Sara Corbett, Wired Magazine

If you’ve experienced the favourable collisions that regularly occur during the short span of a Silicon Halton meetup, imagine the possibilities during a full day? Collisions are the probable introductions to other local tech businesses or professionals or ancillary tech services. These collisions routinely produce economic and/or professional growth. Can you afford not to come?

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Silicon Halton members can participate in a pre-workshop day conversation with the presenters and attendees in our private Linkedin group. Help them make this Workshop Day relevant to you.


Solopreneur Peer-2-Peer #54: SOHO Communication options

FRIDAY February 19 2016 | 9am - 10:30am

SOHO's face unique communication issues that affect both business and sanity.  We'll be looking at various options surrounding Voice, Video and Collaboration. Bring your best practices and your questions.

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.

Learn more about the Solo Peer-2-Peer here.

Where: Halton Hive,  [map]



CEO Peer-2-Peer (February 2016)

February 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.




Women in Tech Peer-2-Peer #17

WomenInTech Peer2PeerFeb 23, 2016  |  7 pm  |  The Ivy, 3330 South Service Road, Burlington

Topic: Keeping your Network Warm

This month we will be looking at ways to help you keep your vast and growing network warm and connected.  Come prepared with your 'Rule of 3' pitch (the 3 things you want the group to remember about you, so they can make effective introductions to members of their networks on your behalf.

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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TGIF Tech - February 2016


February 26th 2016  |  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm   |   Taste Of Colombia, 67 Bronte Road, Units #2 and #3, Oakville

 Customer Engagement Intelligence - Trends & Tools

 Are you building software for the web or mobile?

 Are you planning on capturing Customer behavior intelligence in your app?

 Have you thought about growing up-sells and reduce churn?

 Join us for an informative session on the core elements of measuring customer journey, uncovering behavior intelligence and concepts of revenue lifecycle management.

 You can learn about the growing tools to capture various aspects of customer engagement and how to use them in harmony to get to goals relevant to your business.

 The session also covers how predictive analytics and machine learning techniques are changing the landscape of sales and marketing.



S LinkedIn 1About Sanjeev Arora, Founder, Product Manager – Tabillo Inc. 


  • 15+ years of B2B Software consulting as an analyst, product manager. Launched own products & delivered many custom software for customers.
  • Product research expert, data driven - market, customer and competitive landscape. Building cloud solutions like BI portals, ERP, CRM & Business Process Management.
  • Launched a unified CRM, business collaboration and productivity software, Tabillo from the ground up. Read more – www.tabillo.com
  • Launching Engagement Logic, Customer Usage Intelligence software for B2B SaaS firms. Deployed big data management and machine learning techniques. Read more – www.EngagementLogic.com


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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.

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