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.

Silicon Halton Day: Milton Innovation Centre

Friday September 11, 2015  |  Drop-in Anytime, 8:30am-4:30pm  |  Milton Innovation Centre

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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?

Come prepared to do your work

This is not an 8 hour business networking event.  Other than some members meeting for a Peer2Peer meetingss and potential Lunch & Learn's, there are no planned sessions during the day. And even if there are planned sessions, you choose to attend them or not. It's your day.  Free wifi, plenty of power outlets and seating locations to choose from. 

Lunch & Learn: At Noon

Introducing Cloud 3 - the Application Development Incubator and Testing Lab Located in the MEV Innovation Centre

Learn: What's it About? How Can you Participate?

Presented by Robert Maduri,  President, Throwback Entertainment and Cloud 3.0 Founder

The objective of Cloud 3.0 is to support startups that already have a prototype of their digital media application in hand. The testing lab will allow developers to test their applications across a range of mobile equipment and other devices.

This is an open drop-in session, all Silicon Halton and Milton entrepreneurs are welcome to attend.   

You bring your lunch, we'll bring dessert

Interested in delivering a 1hr lunch & learn presentation? Contact Kyle Benham 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 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.

MEV IC MEVIC logoCan't wait?

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 #71: Lessons Learned - Failure *Is* An Option

September 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | O'Finns Irish Temper, Oakville

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Successes

Success stories of startups seem bountiful and inspiring, helping to spread sales of books, strategies, and consults. But what is also quickly glossed over is the spotlight on the failures people endured during their journey.  We claim to “celebrate failure,” yet it’s short lived and rarely shared with others. But that’s where the real learning happens. And a post-mortem can be extremely helpful in navigating towards the next steps of attaining business success.

 

And Failures

We are looking for a panel of 4 inspiring people to join us on September 15 to share your FAILURES, and what you learned from it to achieve SUCCESS again.

Ideally, you:

  • Started a business
  • Ran into tough obstacles
  • Had to make hard decisions
  • These decisions didn't result in success
  • You had to shut down the business or the project
  • You're ready to share what failed and how you kept going

If that sounds like you, please let me know if you’d like to become a participant. And share your own lessons learned - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Facilitator / Panelists

Sebastian DwornikFacilitatorSebastian Dwornik, Appreneur

I am inspired to express my creativity and invent things using mobile devices intertwined with the internet of things. To lead with design, manage product development, and grow niche markets is usually my focus.  All the while utilizing a lean start-up approach to connect with smart people and build successful ventures.

Connect through: twitter | appliedpda | LinkedIn | Web

 

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Panelist 1
Brian Hogg

Launched a startup, bookameeting.com, with the director of the Velocity garage (startup incubator for University of Waterloo students and alumni).

 

 

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Panelist 2
Josh Hagan

Salistera was a startup that developed a mobile platform which helps companies collect and analyze safety information, reducing the inefficiency of paper-based methods, ultimately improving safety and profitability.




Panelist 3: 
This Could Be You!

Panelist 4:  This Could Be You!

 

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Join The Discussion

ODiscuss100x100n 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

O'Finns Irish Temper - 136 Church Street - downtown Oakville Ontario (google map)
Why not come for dinner ahead of time upstairs?  Check out the great menu at O'Finns.

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Solopreneur Peer-2-Peer #49...the Future

Sept 17, 2015 | 8:30am - 10am | Hampton's Restaurant | SoloP2P #49.  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: Coming out of the "5 Questions we wish Clients would ask" was one especially salient question..."What does the future hold for your industry?".  At least 4 of us will be addressing this in an upcoming blog post. Come to the September meetup to get a sneak view!

Members can read the other 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 (September 2015)

September 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.

 

 

 

Silicon Halton Day: Halton HiVE

Friday September 18, 2015  |  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?

Come prepared to do your work

This is not an 8 hour business networking event.  Other than some members meeting for a Peer2Peer meetingss and potential Lunch & Learn's, there are no planned sessions during the day. And even if there are planned sessions, you choose to attend them or not. It's your day.  Free wifi, plenty of power outlets and seating locations to choose from. 

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

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

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

Cost: No cost for Silicon Halton members ($30 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

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