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Tuesday March 14, 2016 | 7-9:30pm | Location: Halton Hive, Burlington

As a business owner and entrepreneur, your time is incredibly valuable, and should be spent focusing on tactics that will help drive your business forward. Think you don’t have the time or resources for social media? Think again! Join our next Meetup session, where we welcome a social media expert from Hootsuite, an award-winning social media management platform.

hootsuiteIn this session, we’ll uncover how to:

  • Make the most of your limited time and resources
  • Where to start on social media and tips to get you started
  • Three features that will help save you time and resources

Grow your business and drive sales:

  • How social media can help grow your business
  • Three features that will help you drive new sales and leads

Stay competitive and manage your reputation:

  • How to listen and learn from your customers, competitors, and industry
  • Three features that will help your small business stay competitive


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About the Presenter

KellyFKelly Farrell, Hootsuite, is a social media veteran with over a decade of professional social marketing experience. After pioneering social media in some of Canada's largest media and entertainment companies (including Rogers Communications and Shaw Media), she went on to oversee social for one of Canada’s largest national hotel chains (Delta Hotels and Resorts). Prior to Hootsuite, Kelly was in New Zealand, directing social media activity for McDonald’s at an award-winning, global agency. Throughout her career, Kelly has built and managed social communities with millions of fans and followers, devised social frameworks for governance at the corporate level, and facilitated social education programs for both practitioners and executive leadership. @KellyFarrellTO

The Venue

Halton Hive - 901 Guelph Line, Burlington and follow @HaltonHiVE, or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 905.592.2590.

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Eventbrite - Strategic Social Media For Your Business - Silicon Halton Meetup #89

Friday March 3, 2017  |  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


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

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SoftwarePeer2PeerMonday, February 27 2017 at 7pm | Indellient Inc. - 2630 Bristol Circle #100, Oakville ON

The good folks at Indellient Inc. have offered to host for this meeting!

Meetup #7: Build & Protect Your IP Assets for Starting, Ongoing & Future Value


Kevin Holbeche, from Holbeche Law, will be presenting on Intellectual Property (IP), covering the following:


  • Make sure you own your Intellectual Property (IP) with effective policies and IP development and ownership agreements for customers, employees partners, and vendors
  • When you need a Confidentiality / Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) and the key provisions it should include to protect your IP
  • Learn how to identify the different forms of IP and available protections for your business, including trade secrets, patents, trademarks, copyrights and designs
  • Take advantage of freely available forms of IP protection, and consider when to call in an IP professional
  • Enforce, license and commercialize your IP within and outside of your business
  • Best position your IP for financings and share and asset deals


Everyone should benefit from this discussion, whether in an enterprise/corporate setting or as a solopreneur/startup founder.  Be sure to register, and see you there!

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For more info, please contact the Software Peer2Peer organizer:  

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WomenInTech Peer2PeerFebruary 28, 2017  |  7 pm  |  The Ivy, 3330 South Service Road, Burlington

Topic: Marketing Channels

Following up on some areas for improvement that were uncovered in the January planning session, this month we will begin a series on the art sales and marketing with a review of available marketing channels and ways to test them so we can focus on the fewest things that will make the biggest difference.

The Women in Tech Peer 2 Peer group’s goal is to empower women in business by examining the unique gender based challenges of working in and with technology to effect progressive change within our working and community environments. 

Meet ups are generally for women only who work or live in Halton.  Non-Silicon Halton members are welcome.

Each month we'll have a topic for debate, and an opportunity for individuals to share challenges and successes with the group in a safe, supportive setting. 

Meetup formats may include dinner discussion meetings, guest speaker presentations, or workshops - depending on the topic.

For more information, please contact: 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..



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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).




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