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.

Women in Tech Peer-2-Peer #4

November 13, 2014 | 11:30 am | Panera Bread, Dorval / North Service Road, Oakville
Peer2Peer for women to share and learn from other women in technology.  Silicon Halton members can  join the converstation here.


Meetup #62: Networking Unmeetup


Tuesday - December 9, 2014, Burlington Hive, Burlington - 7:00 pm

Join us on Tuesday, December 9 - 7:00 pm in Burlingon as we celebrate the end of another great year for Silicon Halton. For this meetup we thought we'd reflect on how the year went (good, bad and ugly) for Silicon Halton and look towards to 2015 and beyond.  Nothing too serious though.... this is more of a social get together first to enjoy each other's company, combined with a little reflection and casual brainstorming.  

Your value from Silicon Halton

Tell us more about the value you've discovered at Silicon Halton in this discussion thread (members). Sampling of the quotes received so far:

  • I've learned some very important things that i can apply to my start up and have met some wonderful people that are absolutely invaluable
  • SH has pushed me to Tighten up my Offering Sheet...what is it we do well and different 
  • I continue to learn more about who is in Halton (people and companies) - I think this is very important as we try to grow our companies through innovation and ourselves professionally.
  • When I was between jobs it was a lifeline - not just for networking and job hunting...(and found my next job via Silicon Halton)
  • (I joined) Not knowing ANYONE in Halton... I look forward to being a part of the (community)
  • Impressed by the way the meetups are managed...simply professional but very friendly at the same time, and of course very instructive topics and discussions
  • Living in Oakville since 1997, I was fairly isolated from the happenings in the technology in Halton until I got acquainted with Silicon Halton.

Look forward to everyone joining us, and wishing you and your family a very happy holiday season!

Speed Networking

We're running the ever popular Speed Networking, where everyone has 3 minutes to exchange short introductions and make new connections, then rotate to the next introduction. 

Tips from the community about effective networking:

  • "Get out there"
  • Choose the right events or groups. If you're in tech, then Silicon Halton is the perfect group
  • Identify "why" you're there, your goals, but be casual, no hard selling
  • Focus on the other's needs first. Example, provide advice
  • Communicate what you do - keep it brief and sussinct. Practice saying it out loud in the car on the way
  • Bring business cards
  • Provide immediate feedback - if after the introduction you feel there is value in connecting, send the other person an email / LinkedIn request the following day.   

G2KYM - Get To Know Your Members

We're looking for two Silicon Halton members to give 5 minute intros of themselves, their companies, and / or their products. Learn more here. If that is you, please contact Kimberly Neal at  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.


Burlington Hive, Burlington, ON. @BurlingtonHive [Map


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. Within the Discussion thread, click "Follow" to remain abreast of new discussion items as they happen.


Register Now

Silicon Halton meetups are open to everyone, whether you are a Silicon Halton member or not.  Once registered, Eventbrite will send you a reminder email 48 hours before the event.



SB Partners' Next Gen CEO Workshop: Cash is King

November 20, 2014, 6pm - 7:30pm | Burlington HiVE | Partner Workshop

Join SB Partners for their next Next Gen CEO Workshop, Cash is King

Cash is the fuel for building strong businesses. Many companies are profitable, but cash poor. Lots of revenue on the book, but no money in the bank. Without cash flow, it is easy for business owners to run into trouble or even bankruptcy. At the end of the day, cash is always king. Income statements and balance sheets might look good, yet there is not enough cash for payroll.

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Join Michael Kee and Mustafa Dossajeee from SB Partners who will share what you need to know to keep on top of cash flow. How are you generating it? Where is it being used and how much do you really have? 

About Next Gen CEO workshops: A forum for the next generation of CEOs or next in line for a management position in a privately held or family owned business. Learn more about the SB Partners event here

Date: November 20, 2014
Time: 6pm - 7:30pm
Location: Burlington HiVE, Burlington, Ontario (Map: http://goo.gl/maps/4cPcj)
Cost: N/A - A value add opportunity for clients and friends, hosted by SB Partners
RSVP: by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone to 905-633-6352 or click here to register online.

CEO Peer-2-Peer (Nov 2014)

November 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.




Solopreneur Peer-2-Peer #41

November 20, 2014 | Hampton's Restaurant, Oakville | SoloP2P #41 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.

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


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