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Startup and Small Business Events Happening in February 2019
Every month our team compiles a list of startup and small business events in Toronto and Southwestern Ontario that we’re personally interested in attending and think will be useful to anyone in the startup and small business community.
Some of these events may fill up fast, so if you’re interested in attending please register quickly. Business events are generally free of charge unless a price is listed. If you’re hosting an event or come across one that you think should be included here, feel free to contact us with your suggestion(s). We hope to see you there!
Camp Tech is a technical skills training hub. They provide half and full-day in-person workshops for adults who want to learn digital skills. They create a welcoming environment for those who are hesitant with technology, and emphasize skills that can be put into practice right away.
Event: Digital Marketing On A Shoestring Budget
When: February 5, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 304, Toronto, ON
RIC Centre is a not-for-profit innovation hub and business incubator for Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon and other communities in Southern Ontario. RIC Centres’ focus is to be a dynamic catalyst for tech companies. We help our companies grow faster and stronger.
Event: RIC Centre Startup Boot Camp
When: February 6, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 2660 Speakman Dr., Mississauga, ON
Our vision is to contribute to the stability and growth of the local economy by fostering the careful preparation, launch and long-term sustainability of micro and small businesses across all sectors.
Event: How to Start a Small Business
When: February 7, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: South Fletchers Library Branch, 500 Ray Lawson Blvd, Brampton, ON
BrainStation is a progressive educational institution that is powering the next generation of creators. BrainStation is education for the 21st century, where business, creativity, and technology collide.
Event: Search Engine Marketing Fundamentals
When: February 7, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 460 King St. West, Toronto, ON
Each month, the TechToronto Meetup is designed for Toronto technologists to learn something new and meet someone new. You’ll learn from one of the 5x5s: five presentations of five minutes each.
Event: TechTO & Afterparty – February Edition
When: February 11, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: RBC WaterPark Place Auditorium, 88 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto, ON
Toronto Public Library provides free and equitable access to services which meet the changing needs of Torontonians.
Event: How to Build Your Brand on LinkedIn
When: February 12, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: 35 Fairview Mall Drive, Toronto, ON
Connecting Toronto’s startup community of entrepreneurs, visionaries, hustlers, disruptors, hackers and incurable risk-takers!
Event: SEO Crash Course with The Startup Coach
When: February 12, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Workhaus Commerce Court South, 30 Wellington Street West, 5th floor, Toronto, ON
Enterprise Toronto is a one-stop source to start and grow your small business. Their team of small business advisors can help you make the right decisions for your business start-up and help develop your management capabilities as your business venture grows.
Event: Starting Your Business 101
When: February 13, 2019, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 5100 Yonge Street, Lower Floor, Committee Room 2 North York, Ontario
Have you taken their HTML and CSS workshop? Looking to expand your web development skills? CSS is a powerful web development language that’s used to create the layout and design for web pages. Without CSS, the web would not be as pretty!
When: February 20 & 27, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Canada Learning Code HQ, 129 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON
Whether you are starting or growing a small business, or just thinking about it, the Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC) can help you.
Event: Digital Marketing 101
When: February 21, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Central Library, 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W, Mississauga, ON
Price: $26.90 plus Tax
MarketingTO is the newest TechToronto event that brings together the worlds of technology, advertising and marketing. Our goal is to share stories and learnings about the collisions and collaborations that happen when we integrate these three interdependent ecosystems
Event: Getting Creative: A deep-dive into fueling ideas
When: February 25, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street, Toronto, ON
WATERLOO REGION EVENTS
The Founder Institute is the world’s premier pre-seed startup accelerator, having helped launch over 3,300 companies across 180+ cities and six continents. We help pre-funding entrepreneurs and teams build an enduring company by establishing a critical support network of local startup experts that are invested in their success, and providing a structured and challenging business-building process that has helped our alumni raise over $700M.
Event: Startup Networking Mixer: Meet Waterloo Entrepreneurs
When: February 12, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Carden Street, Waterloo, ON
Founded by a group of dedicated entrepreneurs in 1997, Communitech is Waterloo Region’s hub for the commercialization of innovative technologies. Over the years, they have supported and helped build a tech cluster of nearly 1,000 companies that now generates more than $30 billion in revenue.
Event: Sales Planning with Cailin Radcliffe from Vidyard
When: February 19, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: Communitech Hub, 151 Charles Street West, Roddenberry Room (3rd Floor), Kitchener, ON
The Waterloo Region Small Business Centre encourages and contributes to the enterprising spirit and economic vitality of our community by assisting entrepreneurs with the development of new or existing businesses.
Event: Social Media and Digital Transformation for Small Business
When: February 28, 2019, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 68 Huron Street, New Hamburg, ON
Silicon Halton organizes a number of events throughout the year in the Halton region, including Burlington, Oakville, and Milton. Their monthly meetups and Peer2Peer events have three main components: a key note presentation, a ‘get to know a member’ presentation, and time set out for networking. These events are catered to anyone at a startup – especially in the tech industry – that wants to learn more about business best practices.
Event: Women in Tech Peer2Peer
When: February 25, 2019, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Beldini’s Italian Kitchen, 4045 Harvester Road, Burlington, ON
HalTech is the leading source of support and personal service for tech and advanced manufacturing entrepreneurs in Halton. They assist Halton’s entrepreneurs and technology companies with developing their ideas, commercializing their products/services and establishing and expanding their businesses.
Event: Developing an AI Strategy For Your Business
When: February 26, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: MEV Innovation Centre 555 Industrial Drive, Milton, ON
Innovation Factory helps advance Hamilton’s innovation community and serves as an inspiring expert resource for entrepreneurs that fosters connections across the community and accelerates growth.
Event: February Sales Peer-to-Peer: Essential Sales Tools for Startups
When: February 13, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: Innovation Factory, 175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton, ON
We’re a group of local WordPress developers, designers, and publishers who get together to share our knowledge and experience, and to meet other WordPress users in the area. The WordPress meetup is open to all who love WordPress — join us!
Event: February Meetup
When: February 21, 2019, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: CoMotion on King, 115 King St East · Hamilton, ON
When: February 12, 2019 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Fionn MacCool’s, 494 Edinburgh Rd S., N/E corner of Stone and Edinburgh, Guelph, ON
The Business Centre of Guelph-Wellington is one of the largest and most prolific business hubs in Ontario. For nearly 20 years, we have added to the wealth and the diversity of our business community, one entrepreneur at a time.
Event: Google Analytics 201 – What do my statistics mean?
When: February 13, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Business Centre Guelph-Wellington, 14 Macdonell Street, #Unit 100, Guelph, ON
Startup Drinks is a monthly networking event for Niagara Startups and those interested in the Niagara business community. Startup Niagara is a place for budding and seasoned entrepreneurs alike to gather, learn from each other and get access to invaluable resources and programming. They are entrepreneur-led and are committed to the long-term success and sustainability of our community.
Event: Startup Drinks Niagara
When: February 27, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Where: TBA (Niagara, ON)
Are we missing any startup or small business events? Let us know and we’ll add it to the list.
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