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.

Meetup #69: Home Brew Developers Projects

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July 14, 2015 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Halton HiVE, Burlington

Eventbrite - Silicon Halton Meetup #69: Homebrew Developers ProjectsShare, learn, talk, demo and network with fellow developers meet up on July 14th at the Halton Hive. This meetup has been built around suggestions and ideas from SH members that code and create software and applications. It's designed for them.

We want developers to see and talk about their homebrew projects. Developers can formally or informally demo the "stuff" they're working on at this meetup. That app you've been developing on the side, in your basement or garage! 

Agenda:

  • 7:00 - 7:30 : Show up and settle in for a great night!
  • 7:30 - 9:00 : Homebrew demos (we're thinking 10 minutes per of about 7-8 demos)
  • 9:00 -        : Networking, informal homebrew demos, ping-pong, fooseball...

Let Us Know If You Want To Show Off Your Project! 

[Update as of Jun 24]

Send us a quick note to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and tell us about your home brew project and we'll get back to you with a time and options. 

Here's the Home Brew Projects Lineup (so far).

1) Web Audio Drum Synthesizer

2) Home made Drone

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3) More to come!

 

Join The Discussion

Ojointhediscussionn 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.

Venue

Halton HiVE has recently moved to an expanded location - 901 Guelph Line, Burlington – on the South-East corner of Guelph Line & Harvester Rd.  Learn more about the Burlington HiVE here: www.burlingtonhive.com and follow @BurlingtonHiVE, 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. and 905.592.2590. Kaylyn Gelata is the new, Community Manager at the, Halton HiVE.

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Eventbrite - Silicon Halton Meetup #69: Homebrew Developers Projects

 

 

Solopreneur Peer-2-Peer #47

July 16, 2015 | 8:30am - 10am | Hampton's Restaurant | SoloP2P #47.  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: Continuing on with "5 Questions we wish Clients would ask". Members can read the 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]

CEO Peer-2-Peer (July 2015)

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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.

 

 

 

Meetup #70: Windows 10, Ask us Anything

August 11, 2015 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Ned Devines, Milton

Windows-10 Product-FamilyAsk us Anything (about Windows 10)

Eventbrite - Silicon Halton Meetup #70: Windows 10

Don’t miss seeing Windows 10 here first.

With the imminent July release of Microsoft’s next operating system, you probably have questions. Many questions. What happened to my start screen? Why should I upgrade? What will it cost? How will Windows 10 impact me and my clients? Will applications I’ve written continue to operate as-is on Windows 10?

Microsoft Technical Evangelist Anthony Bartolo and Microsoft MVP Mark Arteaga of Redbit will kickoff the meetup with brief Windows 10 demos/prezos, then we launch Ask us Anything. Bring your burning questions.

To create an even richer experience tailored to you, we want hear your questions beforehand. Post your questions in this discussion thread (members only) or tweet your question with #SiliconHalton #Win10

Presenters / Panelists

Mark A

Mark Arteaga, President at RedBit Development, specializes in helping customers implement enterprise and consumer facing software solutions. RedBit Development is a software development company focusing on delivering software solutions to solve business problems and help brands connect with their audiences through technology. Mark is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional @MarkArteaga

 

 

 

Anthony BAnthony Bartolo is a Technology Evangelist with Microsoft. Anthony assists the IT Professional community as its trusted advisor on the aspects of Microsoft's ecosystem offering and delivering resources to assist IT administrators in creating efficiencies within their organization. Specializing on the aspects Microsoft's Private Cloud and Virtualization technologies adhering to the Consumerization of IT (CoIT) trend.Anthony was Awarded Microsoft MVP for efforts in evangelizing mobility products and solutions through public speaking engagements, social media and other efforts. @WirelessLife

 

Join The Discussion

Ojointhediscussionn 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.

The Venue

neddevines frontNed Devines, 575 Ontario Street South, Milton, Ontario. [map]

@NedDevinesONT

TGIF Tech - DIY Business Plan with More Passion and Less Numbers

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JULY 31/15 |  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm   |   Taste Of Columbia, 67 Bronte Road, Units #2 and #3, Oakville

 

 

 "I think a small-business plan should focus on a few simple, essential things. One, what is the product or service? Two, who will buy it? Three, how will you get paid?"Chris Guillebeau 

Description

“Brevity is the soul of wit,” an old adage that fits right into mold of contemporary business plan. Gone are the days of bulky, finance heavy and passionless business plan of yesteryears. "Things have certainly changed in terms of what constitutes a business plan," says Chris Libis, CEO of Executive Recruiting Consultants, a national executive search firm based in Dell Rapids, S.D. The trend is in to keep it simple, sweet and emotive. The operative word here is emotive. Who best can emote a business? The right answer: entrepreneur himself or herself. If so, wouldn’t it be logical for him or her to self-write the plan? Yes, of course. That said, what needs be done to roll the ball? It’s a million dollar question and I’m going show how to go about it. The seminar will help participants pick the right ingredients and understand steps to concoct a recipe for the DIY contemporary business plan.

Participant Outcomes: By the end of the workshop session, participants will be able to:

  1. Compare contemporary business plan with the old ones.
  2. Analyze why small is beautiful
  3. What it takes to inject passion into a business plan
  4. Initiate the process of writing a business plan

Objectives: These objectives are built on above outcomes as:

1.    

  • Identify major parts of an outdated business plan and it’s layout
  • Compare the same with the new one
  • Analyze the differences and discuss the essential parts and segments.       

2.

  • Discuss the importance of a lean business plan
  • Find out the optimum number of pages in a business plan

3.    

  • Examine why a formulaic and cookie cutter business plan is a tune-off
  • Reflect enthusiasm in the executive summary using appropriate writing style

4.                                                                      

  • Reverse engineer to get to the ground zero of a business plan and move on

 

Total Time (50 minutes)

  • Video: 10 minuteS
  • Exercise: 10 minutes
  • Ingredients & recipe of a contemporary DIY Business Plan and : 30 minutes

 

 

Facilitator: Kevin Arjel

 

Kevin Arjel is a NLP practitioner and a business coach who is also an adjunct professor at George Brown College, Toronto

 

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Twitter id: Kevin   Arjel@Messier01>;;

 

Twitter hashtag for the event: #DIYbusinessplan

 

 

TGIF Tech Supporters

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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.

 

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