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.

Solopreneur Peer-2-Peer #45 (May 21, 2015)

May 21, 2015 | 8:30am - 10am | Hampton's Restaurant (NOT Artisano's as previously mentioned) | SoloP2P #45 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: Prospecting, are you a Pro?

Learn more about the Solo Peer-2-Peer here.

Where: Back at our normal spot: Hampton’s Restaurant (Civitan Room) at the Quality Suites Hotel, Oakville 754 Bronte Road, Oakville, ON L6L 6R8 [map]

Agile Peer-2-Peer #9 (May 21, 2015)

May 21, 2015 | 6:30pm | Adlib Software, Burlinton | AgileP2P #9 This is an open group targeting the Agile practitioners and those learning or interested in Agile in Halton. A valuable forum where hi-tech people in our community can learn, grow, and seek peer advice.

This month's topic: Building Kick Ass Teams

Learn more about the Agile Peer-2-Peer here (TBA).

Where: <stay tuned>

TGIF Tech (May 2015)

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May 29th 2015  |  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm   |   Taste Of Colombia, 67 Bronte Road, Units #2 and #3, Oakville

Infinite Octopus LabMS Suite and SME Corporate Training

Speaker Profile: Ben Zimmer, President of EnableEd Training and Consulting and founder and CEO of Infinite Octopus, will discuss his LabMS suite and the potential and viability for its use by SME’s for remote corporate training. Infinite Octopus’ LabMS improves the lab experience at the post secondary level for students and educators by providing students with improved communication with instructors and peers as well as mobile access to all lab work, and educators with real time insight into individual student progress. The potential also exists to extend its use to SME’s looking for solutions for their corporate training. 

SpeakerDescription:Prior to founding EnableEd, Ben taught applied technology at Humber College and has 15 years experience as a LabView programmer, working with and providing consultation services to a variety of industries. He holds a Combined Honours Degree in Mathematics and Physics and a Master’s Degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Waterloo and is a thought leader in educational technology for STEM learners. Ben’s Milton based company is heading into its 10th year in operation. Infinite Octopus builds intuitive software tools. Its parent company, Enable Education, provides educational services to a portfolio of class-leading STEM clients including LEGO Education North America, FIRST Robotics, National Instruments, Quanser, and SolidWorks.

 

 

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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.

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

 

CEO Peer-2-Peer (May 2015)

May 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.

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TU20 Pitch Yourself Workshop & Speed Pitching Session

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Wed, May 27, 2015 + Wed, Jun 3, 2015
Holiday Inn & Suites Oakville @ Bronte
Lower Level, Majestic Room


SESSION OVERVIEW

This multi-part Silicon Halton event will guide 30 Tech Under 20’s through a series of Learning Stations focused on networking and professional skills, and potentially open them up to internship opportunities in their fields of interest.

Session 1: Pitch Yourself Workshop

Students rotate through five learning stations related to networking, building their personal profile, and how to find internship opportunities.

Session 2: Speed Pitching Session

Students practice their newly-developed skills by making their 30 second pitch to 30 potential internship employers and Silicon Halton mentors; each pitch will be followed 90 seconds of Q & A. After the speed pitches, the floor will be opened up for additional networking.


 

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 WHO

  • 30 students between 16 - 19 years of age
  • 5+ mentors & professional development coaches
  • 30 employers & Silicon Halton mentors

WHEN

Session 1: Pitch Yourself Workshop

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 7 PM - 10 PM

Session 2: Speed Pitching Session

  • Wednesday, June 3, 2015 from 7 PM - 10 PM

GET INVOLVED (space is limited)

STUDENTS (max. 30 participants)

  • Are you between 16 and 19 years of age?
  • Do you live or study in Halton Region?
  • Are you focused on a career in ICT (information & communication technology), engineering, programming, project management, entrepreneurship, business development, marketing, design, business administration, customer or technical support?
  • Are you interested improving your networking and professional skills, AND the opportunity to pitch yourself as a future intern with ICT companies in Halton?

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MENTORS / COACHES

What we need:

  • We’re looking for 5+ energetic, training-focused mentors
  • Each mentor will lead 5 consecutive 25 minute sessions for small groups of students who visit their Learning Station
  • Mentors will attend the second session to observe the students speed pitching, offer feedback and engage in follow-up networking after the speed pitching concludes.

Learning Stations

  1. Creating a standout resume
  2. Using social media to network and market yourself
  3. Developing a 30 second pitch about you
  4. Where and how to find / create internship opportunties
  5. Face-to-Face Networking 101

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EMPLOYERS

What we're looking for:

DEDICATED EMPLOYERS

  • We’re looking for 30 small, medium & large employers and startups who are interested in helping TU20’s gain experience pitching themselves and networking face-to-face.

GUIDANCE & INSIGHTS

  • Each employer will listen to all 30 pitches individually, then spend 90 seconds in rapid Q & A with each student

REAL INTERNSHIP POSITIONS (where possible)

  • One of the goals of this event is to place a number of students in short or long-term, full or part-time internships in the region; however, if you don’t have a current opportunity to offer, you’re still welcome to participate.

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 Click here to register


WHERE

Holiday Inn & Suites Oakville @ Bronte
Main Hotel Building, Lower Level
Majestic Room

2525 Wyecroft Rd.
Oakville, Ontario, L6L 6P8

Please note: the events will be held on the lower level of the main hotel building. The events will NOT be held in the conference centre building.

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