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.

Meetup #72: Co-Accelerate Your Business

Oct 13, 2015 | 7pm - 9:30pm | Milton Innovation Centre, Milton


Are You Finding It A Challenge...

Eventbrite - Silicon Halton Meetup #72: Co-Accelerate Your Business

Are you finding it a challenge to work from your home office or solo office? Could your business benefit from working with other like minded people in a great collaborative space? Could co-working help accelerate your business? What else would your small tech business need from an innovation center or co-working space?  We're listening. 

Silicon Halton is working with the Milton Education Village - Innovation Centre (MEVIC) to engage the Halton tech community, businesses, and individuals. We’re listening to you. We’d like to know what your business needs are for the ideal working environment. Tell us your challenges and ideas – and help shape the direction of the Innovation Centre – so that they can align with your business or professional needs. In the end, it’s about empowering your business to grow, and enable you to do a better job.

MEVIC / Silicon Halton Round Table Workshop 

Join the Silicon Halton community for an intensive highly engaged round-table workshop-style event. You’re in control. Using a structured Peer2Peer format, everyone will share and brainstorm business challenges, problems, needs, and ideas around what services and resources they really need to grow, expand, find help or realize efficiencies.  

mouseCan't Attend But Want To Contribute?

If you're unable to attend but still wish to provide your challenges and ideas, the online version of the worksheet is here.



Co-working locations and Innovation Centres are becoming the new normal for entrepreneurs, startups, or small tech businesses to thrive, grow or launch. They provide unparalleled flexibility for businesses to access a supportive ecosystem and importantly, peers. This opportunity to meet with others like you, within the same tech ecosystem, establishing meaningful connections, and fostering on-going collaboration.

DerekSantos"MEVIC offers me the perfect opportunity to take my business to the next level. 
The work environment and startup culture here is motivating and conducive to the success of any business."

Derek Santos, Santos Apps

They're also providing the benefits of an established professional office facility at less-then-small office prices. Less can be more!  Imagine the peace of mind of having a professional office space with no commitments? 


Join The Discussion Online


On LinkedIn Silicon Halton members can participate in a pre-workshop 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're posted.

Meetup Location

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

MEV Collage



iOS Developers Peer-2-Peer (5th Anniversary !)

October 13, 2015 | Fortino's, Burlington

[Register here

5 short years ago I started this fine meetup to help me get out of my home office and connect with other like-minded iOS coders.  And since then we've grown to almost 200 members and have become the best community of iOS developers in the West End.

Your support for this meetup is so much appreciated that to help celebrate this milestone I've invited Jonathan Ive and Tim Cook to join us.  (pending it fits their schedules)

Given that they might not show, I've then encouraged them to send us an TV Developers Kit.  There might also be an FPV Drone flying around at this event too.  (anything can happen!)

We'll have some fun poking around the tvOS and maybe play a game or two.

So come on out to celebrate our 5 year anniversary and help make it memorable.  :)

Learn more here.

Where:  Fortino's Community Room, Appleby Line & Dundas, Burlington

Solopreneur Peer-2-Peer #50...the Future

Oct 15, 2015 | 8:30am - 10am | Hampton's Restaurant | SoloP2P #50.  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.

jointhediscussionThis month's topic: Coming out of the "5 Questions we wish Clients would ask" was one especially salient question..."What does the future hold for your industry?".  At least 4 of us will be addressing this in an upcoming blog post. Come to the September meetup to get a sneak view!

Members can read the other questions, and join the on-line conversation here.

The link to the notes from last month's p2p is here.  We'll be finalizing the questions and working on an interview process/schedule.  See you there!

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]

Silicon Halton Day: Halton HiVE

Friday October 16, 2015  |  Halton HiVE | Drop in anytime, 8:30am - 5pm

Picture of a workspace at the Burlington Hive

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?

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. 

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.

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

Cost: No cost for Silicon Halton members ($30 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

CEO Peer-2-Peer (October 2015)

October 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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