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.

Get Out of the Home Office Today

Friday December 2, 2016  |  Drop-in Anytime, 8:30am-4:30pm  |  MEV Innovation Centre, Milton

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Once each month the Innovation Centre opens its doors to Silicon Halton members.  Whether this your first opportunity to experience co-working or your 15th time, join fellow Silicon Halton members, and Innovation Centre members, at our monthly Silicon Halton Day at the MEV in Milton.

"Traditionally, society forces us to choose between working at home for ourselves or working at an office for a company. If we work at a traditional 9 to 5 company job, (the employer provides) community and structure, but lose freedom and the ability to control our own lives. If we work for ourselves at home, we gain independence but suffer loneliness and bad habits from not being surrounded by a work community. Coworking is a solution to this problem." - Brad Neuberg, first person to use the term "Coworking" and founder of first coworking space (The Spiral Muse in San Fransisco).

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

Choose your own window

What time you spend at the Innovation Centre is your decision. Come for an hour, the morning or afternoon, just for a 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.

Interested in delivering a 1hr lunch & learn presentation? Contact Nitya Irwin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Immediately discovery what the Innovation Centre has to offer by visiting them for a tour or to use the space.  No appointment neccessary. Also visit them at mevinnovationcentre.ca

 

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

Cost: No cost for Silicon Halton members. 

Location: Milton Education Village - Innovation Centre: 555 Industrial Drive, Milton [Google Map]

Discuss: Silicon Halton members can discuss the event here <soon>.

Register: Register at the door

Meetup #86 – Networking Un-Meetup

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December 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Ivy Bar+Kitchen, Burlington

Eventbrite - Silicon Halton Meetup #86: Holiday Un-Meetup

Un-Meetups are Meetups with no pre-determined topic(s). Potential topics are rapidly pitched, voted on, then launched. We have four 30-minutes time slots for topics.  

How It Works

Step 1:  Any un-meetup attendee can pitch a topic they're interested in, have knowledge about, or want to explore.

Step 2: The audience votes [pix of last votinglast voting] on the topics that interest them most. This will be fun and engaging, not a simple show-of-hands - the voting process contains networking

Step 3: The top 2 topics immediately begin in parallel as 30-minute sessions.

Step 4: A short break at the 30min mark to catch our breath, followed immediately by topics 3 & 4

Step 5: We regroup and share key items learned

 

If you end up not liking the session you voted yourself into, vote again with your feet and move to the other topic.

The person who suggested the topic must either present during their 30min session, lead it, assist in facilitating it, or a blend of any of the above. 

Join The Discussion Online 

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

 

Venue

Ivy Bar+Kitchen - 3330 South Service Road, Burlington. Come early for dinner (menu)!  [Map] [@ivybarkitchen] [Instagram]

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Senior Human Resources Peer-2-Peer / Roundtable

Monthly | 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).

 

 

 

Silicon Halton Day: Halton HiVE

Friday December 16, 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

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


Future Dates

  • Friday Jan 20, 2017

CEO Peer-2-Peer

Monthly | Oakville, ON

Learn to be a better CEO/COO

The purpose is to help CEOs/COOs 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. 

A self-directed group, facilitated by Silicon Halton, the group decides the monthly topics, in order to provide the most timely and best value to them.

Membership is by invitation.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details or learn more here.

 

 

 

Silicon Halton Sponsors

Silicon Halton is a grassroots high tech community focused on Technology, Community, and Growth