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 #59: Open Data. Open Gov. Shape The Future.



Eventbrite - Open Data. Open Gov. Shape The Future.

Sept 9, 2014, QE Park Community & Cultural Centre, Oakville

Open Government Data is creating huge opportunities for citizens everywhere.

TownOfOakvilleLogoSilicon Halton is working with the Town of Oakville to engage our community, businesses, individuals, government, and the education sector to help shape the evolution of the Town of Oakville’s open data initiative.

Why is Open Data Important? 

Open Data is allowing:

  • Transparency and democratic engagement
  • Self-empowerment of individuals, businesses, and communities
  • Efficiency and effectiveness of government services
  • New knowledge and insights from combined large data sources
  • Innovation - driving new products & services

Reshaping Government Services

Globally, Open Data is reshaping government services.  Check out what smart multi-disciplinary teams everywhere are doing with government open data:Budget Visualization

Let's Get Started!

How can we leverage what they have accomplished  - and do more, do it better, and provide greater value?  

Imagine leading or being witness to the genesis of some bold new commercial app that brings life changing possibilities?

Join the Silicon Halton community for an intensive highly engaged round-table workshop with your peers.  You’re in control.  You can share and brainstorm on your challenges, your needs, and your ideas around citizen centric services and apps that require open data.

Town Of Oakville Links



The Black Box room at the Queen Ellizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre (QEP).  

QEP is a fabulous 2-year old facility in Oakville, a unique multi-purpose recreation, arts and culture facility, that we've used again and again





Event Snapshot for Your Calendar

Topic: Open Data. Open Gov. Shape The Future.
Target Audience: Technology entrepreneurs, business owners, professionals, educators and students
Meetup Track: Technology Innovation
Date & Time: Tuesday, Sept 9, 2014 @ 7pm
Location: Black Box room, QE Park Community and Cultural Centre. 2302 Bridge Road, Oakville | Google Map
How much it costs: Nothing but your time.

Join On-line Discussion

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.



If you registered, you can see who also attended here. The Meetups are open to anyone, whether you are a Silicon Halton member or not.  Once registered, conveniently, Eventbrite will send you a reminder email.

Eventbrite - Open Data. Open Gov. Shape The Future.

Solopreneur Peer-2-Peer #38

Aug 21, 2014 | Hampton's Restaurant, Oakville | SoloP2P #38

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.

Topic: CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote) and Your Value Proposition

Meet's on the third Thursday of the month, for 90min starting at 8:30am, at Hampton’s Restaurant (Civitan Room) at the Quality Suites Hotel, Oakville [map]

Learn more about the SoloP2P here.

Where: Hampton Restaraunt at the Quality Suites Holtel, Oakville, ON (Bronte Rd. & QEW)

Time: 8:30am - 10am


CEO Peer-2-Peer (August 2014)

Aug 27, 2014 | By Invitation 

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 better 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.




Silicon Halton Day @ Burlington HiVE

Friday August 29, 2014  |  Burlington 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 in Downtown Burlington, the Burlington HiVE.

Our ideas are products of our environment. They are influenced by the conversations around us.
- Clive Thompson, Contributing Editor, Wired Magazine

If you’ve experienced the favourable collisions that regularly occur during the short span of a Silicon Halton meetup, imagine the possibilities during a full day? Collisions are the probable introductions to other local tech businesses or professionals or ancillary tech services. These collisions routinely produce economic and/or professional growth. 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 group meeting at 8:30am and potential Lunch&Learn, there are no other planned structured activities during the day.

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

burlington-hive-logoThe Burlington 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 @BurlingtonHiVE, or contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 1-866-427-2450

When: Friday, August 29, 2014. Open from 8:30am - 5pm

Cost: No cost for Silicon Halton members ($30 value each). 

Location: Burlington HiVE, Downtown Burlington. [map]

Discuss: Silicon Halton members can discuss the event here.

Register: Register at the door




Women in Tech Peer-2-Peer #2

Sept 2014

A new Peer2Peer for women to share and learn from other women in technology.  Silicon Halton members can join the converstation here.

Silicon Halton Sponsors

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