Startup and Small Business Events Happening in July 2016

Tech Toronto Business EventsEvery month our team compiles a list of startup and small business events in Toronto and Southwestern Ontario that we’re interested in attending and think will be useful to 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.

Toronto Events


Each month, TechToronto Meetup is designed for Toronto technologists to learn something new and meet someone new. You’ll learn something new from one of our 5x5s, or five presentations of five minutes each.

Event: TechToronto Meetup + Afterparty
When: July 11, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: RBC WaterPark Place Auditorium, 88 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto
Price: $12.00

Startup Train

For our fifth year in a row we’ve booked first class train cars to ship startups, investors, and the startup curious from the Toronto area to Montreal’s Startupfest. The Start-Up Train experience includes one-way train travel AND your Startupfest registration. Joining us are some of Canada’s best-known investors and advisors. You’ll arrive at the festival focused and fearless!

When: July 13 – 16, 2016
Where: Toronto to Montreal
Price: $676.87 (Startups), $846.37 (Investors and All Others)

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 during your business start-up and help develop your management capabilities as your business venture grows.

Event: Web Presence Boot Camp
When: July 19, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St West, 2nd Floor, Committee Room 1
Price: $15.00

Camp Tech

Camp Tech is a tech skills training hub. They provide half and full-day in-person workshops for adults who want to learn website and digital skills. They create a welcoming environment for those who are hesitant around technology, and we emphasize skills that can be put into practice right away.

Event: SEO: How to Drive Traffic to Your Website
When: July 27, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Centre for Social Innovation, 192 Spadina Avenue, Toronto
Price: $85.00

Ladies Learning Code

Have you taken the HTML and CSS workshop? Looking to expand your web development skills? Wonder what all this CSS3 stuff is about? CSS is a powerful language used to create layout and design for web pages. Without CSS, the web would not be as pretty!

Event: HTML & CSS for Beginners: Build a One Page Website From Scratch
When: July 19 + 26, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: HackerYou, 483 Queen Street West, 3rd floor, Toronto
Price: $55.00


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: Digital Branding and Marketing for Entrepreneurs
When: July 12, 2016, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: BrainStation Toronto, 460 King Street West, Toronto
Price: $20.00

RIC Centre 

As the Entrepreneur and Innovation Hub for Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon, the RIC Centre offers a comprehensive range of support services to entrepreneurs for free, including mentorship and advisory services, hands-on workshops and networking events.

Event: Bootstrapping your Startup
When: July 18, 2016 , 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 pm
Where: Xerox Research Centre of Canada (Pake Auditorium), 2660 Speakman Drive, Mississauga
Price: $53.00

Waterloo Region Events


Velocity is a leading entrepreneurship program at the University of Waterloo, and the largest free startup incubator in North America. From idea to product creation to commercialization, Velocity is committed to providing the knowledge, tools, space and network that startups and entrepreneurs need for success.

Event: The Startup Roller Coaster
When: July 13, 2016, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Velocity Start (2nd floor, South Campus Hall), 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo
Price: Free

Halton Events

Silicon Halton

Silicon Halton organizes a number of events throughout the year in the region Halton which including Burlington, Oakville, and Milton. These events are catered to anyone at a startup – especially in the tech industry – that want to learn more about business best practices.

Event: Solopreneur Peer-2-Peer: Creating a Statement of Work
When: July 15, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where: Milton Education Village Innovation Center,
Price: Free

Guelph Events

Innovation Guelph

Innovation Guelph provides educational programs, events, and services to help entrepreneurs, community organizations, researchers and business leaders develop ideas. Here, expert advisors can also help your development.

Event: Start Your Engine
When: July 19, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Innovation Guelph, 111 Farquhar St, Third Floor, Guelph
Price: Free

Niagara Events

Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

Businesses in Niagara are looking for leadership to address the real issues that are facing businesses and communities in Niagara. The goal is that this organization can bring together business leaders who are ready to help position Niagara’s economy for the 21st Century.

Event: Business After Five
When: June 5, 2016, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Safari Niagara, 2821 Stevensville Rd., Stevensville
Price: Free

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Startup and Small Business Events Happening in July 2016