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 - Tech and Toddies


December 19/14  |  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm   |   Taste Of Columbia, 67 Bronte Road, Units #2 and #3, Oakville

The holidays are a time for giving, but also a time to remember there are those a lot needier than ourselves.  Most of us live in a high tech world, with all the comforts that come with it. But even in Canada there are folks who could really use a helping hand- and great organizations out there trying to support them. 

So, in the spirit of the season we’re working with Canada Helps for our last TGIF Tech meet up of 2014. We’re inviting all members of Silicon Halton to drop by Taste of Colombia on Friday Dec. 19th 3-5pm, make a donation to the charity of their choice and get a free specialty ‘Spanish Coffee’ to warm them up. You can have regular old coffee if you’d like, but the Spanish one has a special festive ‘kick’ ;)

We’ll have the Canada Helps website up and running for you- all you have to do is pick who you’d like to help out, punch in some numbers, then sit back and enjoy your cup of ‘cheer’. And if you dontate through your PayPal account, they will add an additional 1% to your contribution- seems everyone is getting into the holiday spirit!

We’ll be sure to let everyone know just how much we donated during the event as a group. 

Hope to see you there!' 


TGIF Tech Supporters

TGIF Tech Sponsors


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.


Women in Tech Peer-2-Peer #5

January 8, 2015  |  11:30 am - 1:00 pm  |  Wlliams Fresh Cafe, 2050 Appleby Line, Burlington

Topic: Insert topic of the month here


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.

For more information, please contact: 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. .

Meetup #63 - Selling into the US - IP & Taxes


January 13, 2015  |  7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Milton Education Village, Milton 

Eventbrite - Silicon Halton Meetup #63: Selling into the US - IP & Taxes

Tech companies can increase their level of security by learning how to reduce taxes and risks, especially when doing business in the U.S. Join Greg Clarke who will share his expertise on securing your intellectual property, compliance when selling into the U.S., reducing tax exposure through income-splitting, family trusts, as well as creditor proofing. Greg has extensive experience working with technology companies and valuable insights that will help you grow your business in the U.S. 

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Greg Clarke – Partner

GregClarkeGreg is experienced and passionate about helping technology and software companies grow. As a Chartered Professional Accountant, he knows that during the early stages, often times the biggest challenge to tech and software is raising capital. Cash flow, structuring and positioning the company properly will reap huge benefits as the company grows. His tech and software clients appreciate his insights and knowledge on what they need to implement in core business processes to position their company for growth and agility. They especially like the fact that Greg is proactive and a great communicator.


G2KYM - Get To Know Your Members

We're looking for two Silicon Halton members to give 5 minute intros of themselves, their companies, and / or their products. Learn more here.  If that is you, please contact Kimberly Neal 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.

About Milton Education Village

Thanks to our Event Sponsor Cogeco, we're most fortunate to be using the Milton Education Village (MEV) Innovation Centre in Milton. MEV Innovation Centre is a place for the business community to meet and a space designed for new and existing business in a growth phase. Providing an ecosystem for technology intensive companies and business in the manufacturing and production industries, the innovation centre will provide access to entrepreneurs in four ways:

  1. Collaborative space
  2. Business services
  3. Accelerator/incubator programming
  4. Education and training

Follow MEV on Twitter: @MEVInnovation. Read a Silicon Halton blog on the birth of this high tech location here.

We're proud that Milton Economic Development is pleased to sponsor this Silicon Halton meetup at the new MEV Innovation Centre.

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Address: 555 Industrial Drive, Milton., 555 Industrial Drive, Milton [Map]

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Thanks to Cogeco for being an Event Sponsor.


Join The Discussion


On LinkedIn Silicon Halton members can participate in a pre-event conversation with the other attendees or interested members, in our private Linkedin group - discussion thread. Help make this meetup relevant to you. Within the Discussion thread, click "Follow" to remain abreast of new discussion items as they happen.

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Eventbrite - Silicon Halton Meetup #63: Selling into the US - IP & Taxes

Silicon Halton meetups are open to everyone, whether you are a Silicon Halton member or not.  Once registered, Eventbrite will send you a reminder email 48 hours before the event.


Solopreneur Peer-2-Peer #42 (Jan 2015)

January 15, 2015 | 8:30am - 10am | Hampton's Restaurant, Oakville | SoloP2P #42 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: Hampton’s Restaurant (Civitan Room) at the Quality Suites Hotel, Oakville 754 Bronte Road, Oakville, ON L6L 6R8 [map]

CEO Peer-2-Peer (Jan 2015)

January 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.




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