Startup and Small Business Online Events Happening in May 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are compiling a list of webinars this month instead of the usual face to face events. We will be focusing on webinars led by organizations in Toronto and Southwestern Ontario that we think will be useful to anyone in the startup and small business community. These events are free of charge, unless indicated otherwise. 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).

BDC Canada

We are BDC, the Business Development Bank of Canada and the only financial institution devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs.

Event: COVID-19: How to get through the crisis with an online strategy
When: Pre-recorded webinar. View anytime.

Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre

Whether you are starting or growing a small business, or just thinking about it, the Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC) can help you.

Event: How to use LinkedIn to Grow your Business
When: May 5, 2020, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Silicon Halton

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 keynote 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: Marketing & Sales In a Time of Crisis – Prospecting
When: May 6, 2020, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Waterloo Region Small Business Centre

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: Business Plan Coaching
When: May 7, 2020, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Enterprise Toronto

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: Email Marketing Boot Camp
When: May 7, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


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: The New Rules of Marketing: Content and Social Media in 2020
When: May 8, 2020, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

TorontoStarts (formerly Startup Toronto)

Connecting Toronto’s startup community of entrepreneurs, visionaries, hustlers, disruptors, hackers and incurable risk-takers!

Event: SEO Crash Course Online
When: May 12, 2020, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Price: $99.00

St. Catharines Enterprise Centre

The St. Catharines Enterprise Centre (SCEC) provides the information, resources and tools that entrepreneurs need to launch and grow their startup businesses, including free consultations with one of our experts.

Event: Sales and Marketing Tools for Working Remotely
When: May 13, 2020, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.



TechTO Product considers the big picture questions and nitty-gritty details that companies need to balance when creating exceptional products. Our community doesn’t just rehash “best practices” — we push forward new ideas to optimize the ways we collaborate, coordinate, and scale.

Event: Marketing & Technology
When: May 13, 2020, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

RIC Centre

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: Startup Validation: Will it make money?
When: May 13, 2020, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


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: Customer Churn? I’m in Sales. What does churn have to do with me?
When: May 19, 2020, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Brampton Entrepreneur Centre

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: Rethinking Growth During and After a Time of Crisis
When: May 20, 2020, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


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: Strategies to Pivot Your Business in a Crisis
When: May 25, 2020, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Are we missing any startup or small business online events? Let us know and we’ll add it to the list.

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