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.

Solopreneur Peer-2-Peer #43 (Feb 2015)

February 19, 2015 | 8:30am - 10am | Hampton's Restaurant, Oakville | SoloP2P #43 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.

This month's topic: Productivity Tools.  Do you have a tool that is working well for you?  Please share it with us!

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.




TGIF Tech (Jan 2015)


January 30/15  |  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm   |   Taste Of Columbia, 67 Bronte Road, Units #2 and #3, Oakville

Social Media Marketing 101: Presentation + Workshop

Implementing Facebook & Twitter for your Business and Brand

You're invited to a Special Bronte Village BIA Presentation & Workshop!

Social Media has become an integral part of our society whether addressing business or personal matters. It has deeply impacted the retail and business industry where the consumer can now become your greatest ambassador through virtual word of mouth. Within this digital evolution, Facebook and Twitter have become paramount channels in many peoples’ lives to access, interact and share important information. Topics range from world and local news, entertainment, events, community initiatives and more importantly (especially for this discussion) business, dining and shopping promotions. This includes businesses informing their public audience of their products and services through engaging content. Ideally, this results in the consumer interacting as well as sharing the posted information to their personal and professional communities thus creating a greater awareness of the specific brand.

Join us for a short presentation on the importance of social media for your business followed by an active workshop to help implement your Facebook and Twitter accounts. In addition, you will be able to participate in a guided course on implementing and managing your social media posts to help create an efficient approach to showcase your business brand while supporting the growth of your local business and residential community.

Topics addressed:

  • Importance of Social Media for your business and brand (focus on Facebook and Twitter)
  • Creating professional and engaging posts on both Facebook and Twitter
  • Focused topics on Social Media Posts;
    • creative content & text including custom hyperlinks & hashtags (#).
    • the importance of direct and indirect content (postings).
    • social media aggregators (management & scheduling systems).
    • event and community social media campaigns (i.e. A Taste of Oakville).
    • analytics and additional applications for Facebook and Twitter.

BRING YOUR LAPTOP (preferably) or TABLET or SMARTPHONE if you are interested in participating in the workshop. * (Wi-Fi internet connection will be provided by Taste of Colombia) 

PLEASE RSVP by PHONE or EMAIL to the BRONTE BIA OFFICE: Phone: (905) 825-3258 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (include This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Hope to see you there!' 


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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. 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.  

Location: Taste of Colombia (Bronte BIA) Map: https://goo.gl/maps/QPTi1 


iOS Developers Peer-2-Peer (Feb 2015)

Feb 3, 2015 | Fortino's, Burlington

[Register here

The Silicon Halton iOS Developers CodeJam Peer-to-Peer group's objective is to teach, learn, share, and grow your ideas through code with others.

Learn more here.

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

Meetup #64 - Wearable Technology

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 | 7pm | O'Finns Irish Temper, Oakville 

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With the advent of new technology such as bluetooth low energy and wearable technology, an industry in the billions has rose to the number one focus of many Eventbrite - Silicon Halton Meetup #64: Wearable Technologywithin the consumer device industry. The impact of wearables is already being felt in education, communication, navigation, and entertainment; but perhaps the greatest potential lies in the healthcare industry. In this meetup, we will be highlighting wearable tech in the health care industry and touching on regulation. 


Jayson PJayson Parker, Medical Biotechnology Analyst & Lecturer University of Toronto

Dr. Jayson Parker is a Lecturer in medical biotechnology in the Department of Biology at the University of Toronto Mississauga. He lectures in the Master of Biotechnology Program, Faculty of Law and the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering. His main research interests include: biomarkers & clinical trial risk, machine learning, biotechnology patents and medical device regulation. Parker is currently a medical/scientific advisor to the hedge fund Burlington Capital Inc, which has $25 million in assets under management and the Canadian Innovation Centre. He is also a board member for Life Sciences Ontario. Most recently, he was a medical liaison for Schering Plough’s biologic infliximab (Remicade) and for Novo Nordisk’s biologic rfVIIa (Novoseven/Niastase). He has been a “buy side” stock analyst covering the life sciences for Investor’s Group and the Director of Medical Science Equities at AIC limited (now Portland), both prominent mutual fund companies. [LinkedIn]



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. Click "Follow" within the Discussion thread to remain abreast of new discussion items as they happen.


OFinnsIrishTemperO'Finns Irish Temper

136 Church Street, Oakville Ontario (google map)

O'Finns is a beautiful upscale Irish Pub in downtown Oakville.  We use the private room downstairs - called the Whiskey Lounge - for Silicon Halton events. 

Why not come for dinner ahead of time upstairs?  Check out the great menu at O'Finns.

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